TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday his son is resigning as his executive policy secretary to take responsibility for using the prime minister’s residence for a private party at which the merrymaking was exposed in magazine photos that triggered public outrage.
UN agencies face funding challenges in feeding Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, official says
Bangladesh should not bear the burden of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees alone while U.N. agencies are facing challenges to feed them, a United Nations official said Monday. Olivier De Schutter, …
Bangladesh inequality on the rise thanks to climate change, Covid, inflation: UN expert
Olivier De Schutter, UN special rapporteur on poverty and human rights, said the country has millions of ‘new poor’, hovering just above bread line Bangladesh is set to graduate from the UN’s least …
Bangladesh all for peace
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh believes in peace and would do whatever is required for peace.
IMF Aims for $6.7 Billion Pakistan Loan Decision by End-June
The International Monetary Fund is working with Pakistan’s government as the cash-strapped country aims for a decision on the resumption of its $6.7 billion bailout by the end of June.
Asia Album: Enchanting views of tea plantations in Indonesia
CIANTEN, Indonesia, May 30 (Xinhua) — If you want to enjoy the natural beauty of Indonesia, Cianten is a good choice where tea plantations amid protected forest areas showcases man and nature in …
Hawkers back on China’s streets as economic recovery teeters
Wang Chunxiang pushes a cart around busy areas of Shanghai, playing cat and mouse with the authorities as she tries to sell pastries. The jobs she could get do not pay enough for her to make ends meet.
China’s youth unemployment hits a record high, deepening its economic scars
As youth unemployment in China rises to a record high, college graduates are caught in a perfect storm — with some forced to take on low-paying jobs.
Epic 211-shot badminton rally delights fans in Malaysia – video
World No 11 Thinaah Muralitharan and Pearly Tan survived a 211-shot marathon rally in their round-of-16 encounter against Japan’s Rena Miyaura and Ayako Sakuramoto at the BWF Malaysia Masters
Civil Society The Biggest Casualty Of Crackdowns In Tajikistan And Uzbekistan’s Autonomous Regions
ALMATY — Tajikistan and Uzbekistan last year waged deadly crackdowns to crush protests that erupted in the autonomous regions of the Central Asian nations. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds …