Scrapping US-China military talks deepens risk at dangerous time, analysts and officials

HONG KONG (REUTERS) – China’s cutting of some of its few communication links with the US military raises the risk of an accidental escalation of tension over Taiwan at a critical moment, according to security analysts, diplomats and US officials. China called off planned formal talks involving theatre-level commands, defence policy co-ordination and military maritime […]

Hiroshima prays for peace, fears new arms race on atomic bombing 77th anniversary

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Saturday (Aug 6) as the city marked the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with officials including the United Nations chief warning of a new arms race following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb 24, and, shortly after, Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

MIR Token Announces the Launch of Its IEO

New York, NY, August 04, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – MIR Token is proud to announce its upcoming Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) with This event will mark an important milestone in the development of MIR. The IEO will provide a much-needed opportunity to raise funds for this ecosystem’s continued growth and expansion. The Upcoming IEO Opportunity MIR Token […]

Aneka Jaringan and Samaiden Join Forces to Tap Solar PV Potential in Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Aneka Jaringan Holdings Berhad and Samaiden Group Berhad has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement today, which will create new revenue streams for both companies via engineering, procurement, construction & commissioning (EPCC) of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and power plants in Indonesia. Aneka […]

AB INTL GROUP Announces the Sale of Its Four Films’ Asia Broadcast Rights

NEW YORK, Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — AB International Group Corp. (OTCQB: ABQQ), an intellectual property (IP) and movie investment and licensing firm, today announced it has entered into an agreement with the buyer to sell its 4 films “Love Over the World”, “Our Treasures”, “Confusion” and new movie “Nice to Meet […]

Asean ‘denounces’ execution of 4 activists in Myanmar

PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) – Asean “denounces and is strongly disappointed by” the Myanmar junta’s execution of four activists, Asean chair Cambodia said in a statement on Tuesday (July 26). The executions went ahead despite appeals by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, in his capacity as Asean Chair, for the sentences to be reconsidered, the statement said. It […]

Pakistan’s deadly flood season worsened by climate change and bad infrastructure

KARACHI (NYTIMES) – Year after year in Kausar Niazi Colony, a slum in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan, Murtaza Hussain and his neighbours watched as monsoon rains flooded into their homes, damaging furniture, televisions and other precious valuables. So when particularly heavy monsoon rains began drenching Karachi earlier this month, Hussain braced for more […]

Japan’s response to fatal shooting has attracted global attention: Yomiuri Shimbun

TOKYO (THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has brought moving condolences from many countries. In contrast, the lack of an international perspective in Japan’s response has been conspicuous. Symbolic of this is the response of the police authorities. On July 12, the National Police Agency set up […]

Jungle in heart of Malaysia’s capital hunts corporate cash to thrive

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) – Nature lovers visiting Malaysia’s Taman Tugu forest reserve can spot monkeys eating fruit in the trees, watch lizards darting across trails or listen to wild hens crowing among the lush vegetation – all against the backdrop of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. While most Malaysian jungles are located on the biodiversity-rich island of […]

Dozens of Chinese cities on heatwave alert as roofs melt, roads buckle

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China’s commercial capital of Shanghai was among dozens of cities baking in scorching temperatures as unusually hot weather buckled roads, popped roof tiles, and drove people to seek the cool in raid shelters underground.   By 3pm on Tuesday, 86 cities including Shanghai had issued red alerts, the highest in a three-tier warning […]