Enviable world record up his sleeve as China grants Shishapangma permit to...

Kathmandu (Nepal) Oct 15: China's mountaineering authority today issued a special climbing permit to Nirmal 'Nims' Purja allowing him to scale Mt Shishapangma, this season.

Government mulls plan to impose temporary duties on imported textile products

Jakarta (Indonesia) Oct 15: The government is mulling a plan to impose temporary additional duties on imports of textile and textile products (TPT) as a...

No protests allowed until after presidential inauguration: Jakarta Police

Jakarta (Indonesia) Oct 15: The Jakarta Police have decided not to issue protest permits from Oct. 15 until the presidential inauguration on Oct. 20

Two months given to reclaim towed motorcycles

Male (Maldives) Oct 15: Maldives Police Services have announced for owners of motorcycles towed for parking violations to claim their vehicles within two months.

Nasheed to run for a second term as MDP President

Male (Maldives) Oct 15: Former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has announced plans to run for a second term as main ruling Maldivian Democratic...

Income Tax bill submitted to Parliament

Male (Maldives) Oct 15: The government has submitted the Income Tax bill to the parliament.

Roscosmos chief sees no foreign alternative to Russia's Soyuz spacecraft

Moscow (Russia) Oct 15: So far, Russia's Soyuz remains the only spacecraft to deliver manned missions to the orbit, the director general of Russia's space...

Over 8,000 missile and artillery troops hold live-fire exercise in south Russia

Moscow (Russia) Oct 15: Over 8,000 missile and artillery troops held a simultaneous live-five exercise at 30 training ranges in south Russia, the press office...

Gazprom Neft, Saudi Aramco launch artificial intelligence project

Moscow (Russia) Oct 15: Gazprom Neft and Saudi Aramco signed an agreement, which envisages cooperation in a project to use artificial intelligence and neural network...

Russian wealth fund to sign 10 agreements worth $1.3 bln within Putin's...

Moscow (Russia) Oct 15: Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) plans to ink ten investment agreements worth about $1.3 bln as part of the visit of...

Searches underway at 30 regional branches of Navalny's foundation in money laundering...

Moscow (Russia) Oct 15: Russia's Investigative Committee is carrying out searches in 30 regions across the country at the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), founded by Russian...

Kremlin rules out discussion on Crimea in any format, including at Normandy...

Moscow (Russia) Oct 15: The Kremlin believes that the issue of returning Crimea to Ukraine won't be up for discussion in any format, including at...

Putin to discuss Syria, anti-terrorism efforts, bilateral matters during UAE visit

Moscow (Russia) Oct 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to the United Arab Emirates to discuss economic cooperation and regional events,...

Putin gets painting with Arab ornament as present during visit to Riyadh

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Oct 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is making a state visit to Saudi Arabia, received a painting with a traditional Arab...

Putin arrives in UAE to discuss Syria, war on terror, economic cooperation

Abu Dhabi (UAE) Oct 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the United Arab Emirates for a state visit.

Just Russia party leader announces bill partially lifting death penalty moratorium

Moscow (Russia) Oct 15: The A Just Russia party's parliamentary faction will soon put forward a bill partially lifting the death penalty moratorium, party leader...

N. Korea promises to provide S. Korea with footage of Pyongyang World...

Seoul (South Korea) Oct 15: North Korea agreed to provide South Korea with a video of an inter-Korean World Cup qualifier to be held Tuesday...

Seoul Silver Grass fest to open this week

Seoul (South Korea) Oct 15: The annual Seoul Silver Grass Festival is set to open later this week, offering visitors a chance to take in...

S. Korea steps up efforts to hunt wild boars over African swine...

Seoul (South Korea) Oct 15: South Korea's agriculture ministry on Tuesday stepped up efforts to contain the further spread of African swine fever, including expanding...

Moon vows efforts for 'peace economy' to help overseas S. Korean biz...

Seoul (South Korea) Oct 15: President Moon Jae-in vowed efforts Tuesday to promote the "peace economy" to help provide more opportunities for South Korean business...

S. Korea, U.S. stage more combined marine exercises this year

Seoul (South Korea) Oct 15: South Korea and the United States carried out more combined marine exercises in 2019 than in previous years, the Marine...

Moon unveils S. Korea's future car vision on Hyundai's R&D hub tour

Seoul (South Korea) Oct 15: President Moon Jae-in announced South Korea's far-reaching strategies Tuesday to become the world's leader in future mobility technologies, including the...

S. Korea, Japan to hold working-level talks amid tensions over trade, history

Seoul (South Korea) Oct 15: South Korea and Japan will hold working-level diplomatic talks in Seoul this week, Seoul's foreign ministry said Tuesday, in what...

Businessmen: Gov. Should Increase Tariffs On Pakistani Products

Kabul (Afghanistan) Oct 15: A number of Afghan businessmen have called on the government to tax Pakistan's seasonal exports, much as Pakistan taxes Afghan exports.

Washington Supports IEC's Decision on Biometric Votes: US Envoy

Kabul (Afghanistan) Oct 15: The US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass said that Washington supports the decision by the Independent Election Commission to validate only...

MP Attendance Too Low to Pass Laws

Kabul (Afghanistan) Oct 15: A finding of the Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan reveals that the parliament achieved quorum-obtained the minimum number of...

Civilians Killed In An Airstrike In Warduj, Badakhshan

Kabul (Afghanistan) Oct 15: At least two civilians were killed, and six others were wounded, in an airstrike in Warduj district of Badakhshan province on...