Monday, 1 June 2020

Tag Archives: Asia

Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump’s administration in tackling America’s longest war. Mattis did not specify the size of the force, which will help combat Taliban insurgents and other ...

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Sana Mir named ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

NEW YORK: Sana Mir, captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team, is among 30 remarkable professionals recently named “Asia 21 Young Leaders” by Asia Society, a non-profit organization that focuses on educating the world about Asia. Mir was selected for the 2017 class of Asia 21, Asia-Pacific foremost network of ...

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China military parade marks 90th anniversary of PLA

China on Sunday held the first-ever Army Day parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The venue was a remote Zhurihe Combined Tactics Training Base in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, 400km from Beijing. 12,000 PLA troops took part in the parade. 100-plus planes ...

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Michael Kors buying Jimmy Choo in £896m deal

LONDON: Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo is to be acquired by US fashion brand Michael Kors in an £896 million deal. London-listed Jimmy Choo put itself up for sale as part of a strategic review in April and on Tuesday Michael Kors said it is “the ideal partner” for the ...

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Europe stocks upbeat as data cloud Wall Street

LONDON:  European stock markets seemed happy to quietly carry the week’s gains into the weekend, while Wall Street’s worries about retail weakness were compounded by soft core inflation data. Department store chain J.C. Penney reported disappointing sales Friday, adding to concerns over retail sector business sparked by giant Macy’s figures ...

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Buddhists across Asia mark Vesak with prayers, processions

BUDDHISTS across Asia commemorated the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha in Vesak celebrations this week. This year, the United Nations held its special Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka, where a colourful lantern festival was organised with moving light displays and stalls to hand out free food and drinks ...

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Indian child protection officers held in trafficking probe

LONDON: Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said on Saturday. Investigators said children aged between six months and 14 years were sold in illegal adoptions to couples from ...

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13th ECO summit begins in Islamabad

The participating Heads of States and Governments have approved the Islamabad declaration of the 13th ECO Summit. Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s address to ECO Summit Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov has said that ECO will make rapid progress to reap benefits of mutual economic cooperation under the leadership of Pakistan. ...

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UK product house TESCO comes to Pakistan

KARACHI: The launch of Tesco Label products at Alpha Supermarkets in Pakistan was announced by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and Limestone Private Limited at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi. According to a statement issued by British Deputy High Commission here on Wednesday, the Tesco PLC is ...

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China launches first freight train to BRITAIN

LONDON: The first freight train travelling all the way from China to London has set off – on a journey that will cover a staggering 7,456 miles and pass through nine countries. The locomotive, stuffed with £4million worth of goods including socks and suitcases, departed from Yiwu West railway station ...

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