Sunday, July 22, 2018
Jetsun Pema, Sister of the 14th Dalai Lama. Photo by: Matthias Schickhofer.
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – Tenzin Gyatso, better known as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, regards himself as a very simple Buddhist monk. Set in this position of spiritual leadership at the tender age of five years, the great man has gone on to become a renowned world figure. He is universally known as a man of peace and...
Rasana Village in the state of Kashmir, India.
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – The brutal rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in the state of Kashmir has, once again, not only put the spotlight back on the safety issues for Indian women but has served to heighten communal tensions in a part of the country that is already largely divided and perennially on the edge due to...
Maria Lourdes Sereno, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Photo by: Ramon FVelasquez.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Just recently, various groups of lawyers here in Manila have sought the intervention of the United Nations to look into the attacks on judicial independence as no less than the tough-talking Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has publicly joined the fray in the present moves to unseat the chief justice. Critics have long argued that the...
Pakistan women’s rights, Aurat rally. Photo by: Sai Seshadri.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Over the last few months, Pakistani's women have been protesting in the streets to fight for their rights. Women in Pakistan are demanding more freedom and gender equality in what relates to household responsibilities, and equal testimony right in court. In Pakistan, and according to Islam, the testimony of two women is considered equal to...
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Several weeks ago, the Philippines once again broke international headlines when a ranking state prosecutor lodged a plea before a Manila trial court, asking for the terrorist tagging of two revolutionary organizations that have been waging a civil war in the country for the last fifty years. Such bold move should not have surprised anyone....
World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's keynote address at WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, the IMF said Indian economy is projected to achieve a growth rate of 7.4% in 2018 compared to 6.6% for China. The growth will take India to the top of the rankings of the fastest-growing emerging...
President Rodrigo Duterte speech 07/01/16. Photo by: Presidential Communications Operations Office.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is currently under fire over the highly-hyped tax reform, which his critics describe as deceptive and a burden to the poor. Back in December 2017, President Duterte signed into law the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN, which the country’s Finance department described as the “biggest Christmas and New...
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...

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