Joshua Kurlantzick is senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book, “Beijing’s Global Media Offensive: China’s Uneven Campaign to Influence Asia and the World” is available now from Oxford University Press. Radi…Continue Reading
Adam Makos, the author of “Devotion,” who visited North Korea in 2013 to negotiate the retrieval of a Korean War soldier’s remains, hopes to return to continue efforts to recover the remains of Jesse Brown, the U.S. Navy’s first black carrier pilot.
COLOMBO– Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology, yesterday issued an advisory for severe lightning, in parts of the country for the coming 24 hours. The department said, the lightning will be accompanied by strong winds and thundershowers, advising the public to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by lightning. The department said that, […]Continue Reading
VIENTIANE– Lao Deputy Prime Minister, Sonexay Siphandone, yesterday, hailed the Laos-China railway as a pride of Laos. When addressing a gathering, to review the operation of the railway, that went optional on Dec 3, 2021, Sonexay said, the cross-border railway, a landmark project of Laos-China friendship, is a strategic project to convert Laos from […]Continue Reading
YANGON– A forum on China-Myanmar economic cooperation was held here on Friday, to further enhance economic and investment cooperation between the two countries. The forum, with the theme of “China’s New Development and China-Myanmar Cooperation,” was organised by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). Speaking at the […]Continue Reading
JAKARTA– A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s western province of West Java yesterday, but did not trigger a tsunami, the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency reported. The agency had first reported the quake with 6.4-magnitude, and it has now been revised to 6.1 magnitude, head of quake and tsunami mitigation division of the agency, Daryono, […]Continue Reading
TEHRAN– Iran began yesterday, the construction of a new nuclear power plant, in its south-western province of Khuzestan, Nour news agency reported. Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, and some local officials witnessed the start of construction of the 300-megawatt Karoon nuclear power plant, which will install a pressurised light […]Continue Reading