Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Aanchal Thakur. India's first International Medal in Ski competition. Photo by the official Aanchal Thakur's Instagram account.
NEW DELHI, India (Vianews) – Twenty-one years old, Aanchal Thakur who hails from a small hill town Manali, in the Himalayan State of India, has become the first Indian to win a medal in an International Skiing competition held in Turkey. She clinched the third position and won a bronze medal at Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup. The Skiing event...
Xian JH-7 fighter bomber aircraft. Photo by Alert5.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (ViaNews) – The year 2017 was a showdown of Chinese ‘airpower’ over the East and South China Sea, though the previous two years were full of showdowns in the ‘maritime’ front. During the second half of 2017, the air force of the Chinese military, officially named as People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has increased its flyovers into the...
People's Bank of China headquarters in Beijing, China. Photo by: Max12Max. (CC BY-SA 4.0)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - While the USA seems to keep eyeballing Trump and his policies, China seems to be embarking on a journey to become the leading superpower in the world. President Xi Jinping in his speech at the 19th Communist Party Congress said that China is on the verge of becoming a modern socialist "strong power" with leading influence...
A group of activists staging a demonstration. -Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Photo by: Ace Mendiola.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Concepcion Empeño has nothing but both dismay and rage with the current spate of human rights violations in the Philippines following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration to conduct a crackdown against progressives, the signing of an official proclamation tagging the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) as...
Bangladesh National Assembly. Photo by Saiful Aopu & Nahid Sultan.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (ViaNews) - As the political temperature has been rising substantially in Bangladesh over last several months, the nation and the world might witness the return of violence that took place twice (in 2014 and 2015) in a span of four years within the country. As Bangladesh begins the preparation for the next year’s parliamentary polls, which is due...
Indian Prime-Minister, Narendra Modi, and Chinese Prime Minister, Xi Jinping, at the Expanded Format Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State. Photo by: www.kremlin.ru.
NEW DELHI, India (Vianews) - Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) is an important Multilateral Export Control Regime(MECR) and has been recently on limelight with India joining in. Established in 1996, Wassenaar aims at establishing increased transparency and greater responsibility in the transfer of dual-use goods and technologies. It also provides collaboration and technological transfer in civil-military WMD capabilities. Along with Missile...
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by; PCOO EDP.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – With a president that changes his mind quite too often, a looming dictatorship in the Philippines is likely in the offing. The mere mention of “dictatorship” and “martial law” is considered obnoxious in the Philippine political landscape. After all, the conjugal dictatorship and martial law rule of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and wife Imelda,...
Pope Francis. Photo by: Casa Rosada.
Dhaka, Bangladesh (ViaNews) - Pope Francis concluded his visit to Asia on Saturday as he headed to the Vatican with a flight from Biman, the flagship Bangladeshi airline. Though the desperate plight of the Rohingya refugees has dominated Pope’s landmark visits to both Bangladesh and Myanmar, the visits carry significance beyond the Rohingya angle. During his Bangladesh visit (November...
Leaders of the 10 ASEAN Countries.
On November 13 and 14, 2017, delegates from countries all over the world arrived in the Philippines for the 31st ASEAN Summit. The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) was inaugurated in 1976, and since then has met semiannually to discuss both regional and global initiatives. This year’s theme was “Partnering for Change and Engaging the World”. Currently, the ASEAN...
U.S. President Donald Trump toasts with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - US president Donald Trump’s raising a glass of wine with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte may seem like everything is fine and splendid here at the 31st summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). But in the streets of Manila, the atmosphere was quite fiery and tense as Filipino activists marched against what they...
Sad Filipino girl. Photo by: Gonzales Earnest.
Manila, Philippines (ViaNews) - “Please stop. Please stop. I have a test tomorrow.” These were among the last words heard from Grade 12 student Kian delos Santos as he was being manhandled by the police one August evening. Later, he was found dead, with an autopsy report revealing he was shot twice in the head. The police said Kian...
Indian Rupees.
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) - During Richard Nixon’s Beijing visit in 1972, Zhou Enlai, the Chinese premier was asked about the effect of the French Revolution on South East Asia. Even though the event in mention happened nearly two centuries back, Zhou’s answer was amusing -‘it’s too early to say’. This witticism is often cited to illustrate the Eastern...

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