Saturday, February 23, 2019
Nawaz Sharif
The 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, resigned, following a decision from the supreme court disqualifying him from office. Mr. Sharif was just a few months away from becoming the first Prime Minister in Pakistan’s history to complete his full term. The ruling from the supreme court came following an investigation into the Sharif Family’s wealth that was triggered...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Photo by: Biswarup Ganguly.
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – India is slowly becoming a hub for artificial intelligence given the massive investments targeting the revolutionary technology. The country already ranks third in the world when it comes to research publication touching on AI. India AI Research Publications However, a lack of sufficient AI talent threatens...
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....
Taj Mahal, India
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews)- Indian Supreme Court banned fireworks in Delhi during this year’s Diwali celebration. Diwali is the foremost festive season of the city, and most of the country for that matter, for which bursting of crackers and lighting of streets formed the major axis of celebration. There were frowns from various people who considered this as a violation...
indonesia's second presidential debate, 2019.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - On February 17, Indonesia’s second presidential debate was held at Sultan Hotel. In this occasion, only presidential hopefuls, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Prabowo Subianto, came to the stage without their vice presidential candidates, Ma’ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno. A few minutes before the debate, an explosion occurred near the debate...
Turkey: Human rights activists protest on 25 October 2017. Photo by: Lefteris Pitarakis, AP.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - On Wednesday, nearly 200 human rights activists gathered outside the courthouse in Istanbul to protest against the lack of press freedom in Turkey. The activists were holding signs saying "Free rights defenders", "Freedom for journalists", and "Independent press cannot be silenced." According to the Turkish Journalists’ Association, around 160 journalists are currently in jail in the...
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...
Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by: PCOO EDP.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Despite his official spokesperson’s repeated pronouncement that the Philippine president is serious about upholding women’s rights, Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to be under fire for his notoriety over misogynistic remarks that span from rape jokes, threats to have women guerrilla fighters shot in their vaginas, to unfounded and biased claim that women are incompetent. Filipino...

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