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Enhancing Asean identity

Publication date 22 January 2020 | 22:42 | ICT

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh highlighted the necessity to enhance Asean identity and community awareness at a discussion on Asean during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Switzerland.



  • Jokowi touts Labuan Bajo potential

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 22:40 | ICT

    Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has put high hopes on Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, saying that the development should be accelerated as he expects the tourism destination to be ready to host international events in t

  • US backs UXO work in Laos with $5M aid

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 22:36 | ICT

    The US government will provide more than $4.96 million in assistance to Laos from 2019 to 2022 to support an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey as well as clearance and capacity development activities.

  • North Korea may seek ‘new path’ of weapons build-up

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 22:09 | ICT

    Pyongyang on Tuesday warned that it could seek a “new path” and accelerate its weapons programme, after Washington imposed fresh sanctions on North Korean companies amid stalled nuclear talks.

  • ‘Protection for Bangladesh women migrant workers’

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 22:06 | ICT

    The Bangladeshi government last month formed a protection cell for female workers travelling abroad for employments, Expatriates’ Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad told parliament on Tuesday.

  • Boeing: 737 Max return delayed until mid-year

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 22:04 | ICT

    Boeing on Tuesday officially pushed back the timeframe for the 737 Max to return to the skies, sending shares plunging and overshadowing an earlier announcement of a first flight of the delayed 777X plane.

  • Puerto Rico earthquake victims get old supplies

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 21:59 | ICT

    Puerto Ricans dealing with the effects of almost non-stop earthquakes since last month have begun to receive emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday – but the supplies were originally meant for hurricane victims two years ago.

  • Fiery clashes over witnesses mark opening of Trump trial

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 21:40 | ICT

    Republicans and Democrats battled over summoning high-level White House witnesses on Tuesday in a marathon first day of arguments in US President Donald Trump’s trial for abuse of power.

  • Russian air strikes in Syria kill 23 civilians

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 21:38 | ICT

    Russian air strikes killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday in northwestern Syria, as renewed violence tightened the noose around the country’s last major rebel-held bastion and deepened an already dire humanitarian crisis.

  • Saudi denies hack of Bezos

    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 21:31 | ICT

    The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the Kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Moh

  • China: Virus spreads between humans

    Publication date 21 January 2020 | 22:47 | ICT

    China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new Sars-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities on Tuesday said a fourth person had died.