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Chabad-Lubavitch Emissary Families in Asia Hold Annual Conference in Bangkok

05/12/2016 3:25 PM

Thirty-seven Chabad-Lubavitch emissary families serving Asian countries met in Bangkok, Thailand this week, as part of a yearly gathering for Chabad shluchim (emissaries), according to Chabad.org. The four-day conference

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Leader of Bangladesh’s Largest Islamist Party Executed for 1971 War Crimes

05/10/2016 5:15 PM Updated: 11 months ago

Motiur Rahman Nizami, the 73-year-old leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party, Jaamat-e Islami, was hanged on Tuesday for war crimes committed during the country’s Liberation War against

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A Philippine military helicopter is loaded with body bags of soldiers killed in a clash with members of the Abu Sayyaf group, in the southern island of Mindanao in 2013 0

Philippine President Vows To ‘Neutralize’ Islamic Militant Kidnappers

04/27/2016 11:15 AM Updated: 12 months ago

(AFP). Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at “neutralising” Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more

Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, slain in the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai 

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Delhi Police Tightening Security at Chabad House Ahead of Passover

04/21/2016 11:25 AM

Police in Delhi, India have been warned that the local Jewish community, including tourists and expatriates, could be targeted ahead of Passover, according to recent intelligence

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (L) accompanied by Philipine vice-chief of staff Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda (R) review an honour guard at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon city, on April 15, 2016 0

Pentagon Chief Visits Warship in South China Sea

04/15/2016 7:29 AM

(AFP). US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited a warship close to flashpoint waters of the South China Sea on Friday, as Beijing reacted defiantly to an

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In Wake of Vaccine Scandal, World Health Organization Says China Needs Stronger Oversight

03/29/2016 12:22 PM

The World Health Organization, in response to a scandal in China involving expired or improperly stored vaccines, said on Tuesday that China must have stronger oversight regarding vaccines

AFP/File / Farjana K. Godhuly  In 1988 the then-military ruler of Bangladesh elevated Islam to the state religion of the South Asian country in an effort to consolidate power 0

Bangladesh Court Denies Removing Islam as State Religion

03/28/2016 9:47 AM

(AFP). Bangladesh’s high court on Monday rejected a petition by secular activists to scrap Islam as the state religion in the wake of nationwide protests by

AFP / Farooq Naeem. Pakistani police commandos stand guard at the suicide blast site in Lahore on March 28, 2016 0

Pakistan Army Launches Raids as Families Bury Victims of Easter Blast

03/28/2016 9:23 AM

(AFP). Pakistan’s army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park

PID/AFP / HO. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz (R) speaks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Prime Minister's House in Islamabad on March 25, 2016 0

Pakistan, Iran Vow to Boost Economic Alliance

03/25/2016 5:31 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Pakistan and Iran agreed on Friday to enhance economic ties and open two more border crossings to increase trade, the government said. Iranian President Hassan

AFP/File / Marty Melville. The current New Zealand flag (R) flutters next to the proposed alternative flag, in Wellington 0

New Zealand Rejects Flag Change, Stays With Union Jack

03/24/2016 9:01 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). New Zealanders voted convincingly against a proposal to ditch Britain’s Union Jack from the national flag and adopt a silver fern design, official referendum results

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Mentally Ill Are Abused in Indonesia, Human Rights Watch Finds

03/21/2016 5:38 PM

Abuse is rampant toward those with psycho-social disabilities in Indonesia, according to a Human Rights Watch report released on Sunday. The report researched the way that

AFP/File / Fred Dufour. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be receiving attendees in the Great Hall of the People 0

Executives Paying Top Dollar for Audience With China’s Leaders

03/19/2016 11:31 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). The China Development Forum this weekend may be the most important economic summit you have never heard of. The CEOs of companies ranging from Facebook

AFP / Bulent Kilic. A Turkish policeman pictured following an explosion nearby on the pedestrian Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on March 19, 2016 0

Suicide Attack Kills 3 Israelis, 1 Iranian at Istanbul Shopping District

03/19/2016 8:29 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). A suicide blast ripped through a major shopping district in Istanbul on Saturday, killing three Israelis and one Iranian less than a week after another

AFP/File / Greg Wood. Under new rules, Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board is to more closely scrutinise the sale of major state-owned infrastructure to private foreign investors 0

Australia Intensifies Scrutiny on Infrastructure Sales to Foreigners

03/18/2016 12:06 PM

(AFP). The sale of major Australian state-owned infrastructure to private foreign investors will face tougher scrutiny under new rules announced Friday, after a deal involving a

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Azerbaijan Pardons 148, Including Human Rights Workers, Draws Praise From US

03/18/2016 10:44 AM

Azerbaijan’s president on Thursday signed a pardon for 148 prisoners, including more than a dozen individuals who were arrested for exercising freedoms and fighting for human

AFP / Neol Celis. RCBC bank in Manila said it is investigating an 81 million USD deposit after Bangladesh accused Chinese hackers of stealing from a US account and illegally moving the funds to the Philippines and Sri Lanka 0

Typing Errors Thwarted Hack Attempt Into $1 Billion Bangladesh Account

03/11/2016 4:05 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Hackers who allegedly infiltrated the Bangladesh central bank were attempting to steal almost $1 billion from an account it held with the Federal Reserve Bank

AFP/File / Farjana K. Godhuly. In 1988 the then-military ruler of Bangladesh elevated Islam to the state religion of the South Asian country in an effort to consolidate power 0

Threats as Bangladesh Considers Scrapping Islam as State Religion

03/10/2016 10:25 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Hardline Islamist groups in Bangladesh on Thursday threatened large-scale protests if a court moves to scrap Islam as the official state religion of the Muslim-majority

Screengrab via presidenri.go.id. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, fourth from left in red tie, is flanked by leaders of members of the OIC. 0

Indonesian President Criticizes Israel, Shows Support for Palestinians at Islamic Meeting

03/08/2016 11:59 AM Updated: 1 year ago

Indonesia’s leader took to the stage on Monday to criticize Israel at a gathering of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital. In

Chinese relatives of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 wait inside the Beijing Rail Transportation Court on March 7, 2016 0

Chinese MH370 relatives file lawsuit in Beijing

03/07/2016 7:30 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Relatives of a dozen Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 filed suits against Malaysia Airlines, Boeing, Rolls Royce and others Monday, a day before the

AFP / Prakash Singh. India has earned a nickname as "the pharmacy to the developing world" for its tough stance on patents 0

Sickened Foreigners Turn to India for Cheaper Drug Prices

03/05/2016 11:01 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). When doctors told Australian Greg Jefferys he had Hepatitis C and the disease was destroying his liver, the devastating diagnosis was compounded by the cost