The PLA soldier, who went missing while helping herdsman find yak near China-India border on Sunday, was returned to Chinese border troops by Indian army early on Wednesday, PLA News reported.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that UK Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss would visit Japan on Friday to sign a bilateral post-Brexit free trade deal on behalf of London.
A day after an alliance of opposition parties held a massive anti-government demonstration in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi, son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Muhammad Safdar was briefly arrested. The rallies are being held in Pakistan to campaign for the removal of the Imran Khan government.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday called on the country’s citizens to participate in the upcoming elections of lawmakers to Mazhilis (the parliament’s lower house), scheduled for January 10 of the next year.
Six people were injured in a blast at a bus stop on Tuesday in Karachi, with which over 15 million people is Pakistan's biggest city. Police inspector in the South Karachi region confirmed the bomb had been installed at the gate of the bus terminal.
In the words of Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, further extradition could “entail closed trials or, in the worst-case scenario, the threat of the death penalty” in mainland China. In response, Beijing urged Finland to stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs.
180 civilians were killed and 375 injured over the last month in a spate of violence across Afghanistan, the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday. The Doha peace talk among US, Afghanistan government and Taliban have been moving in slow pace which is creating uneasiness among the public as well.
India and China have been engaged in their most recent border stand-off since April of this year. In 15 June violence, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the Galwan valley of the Ladakh region and Beijing's People's Liberation Army reportedly captured at least 10 Indian soldiers in the clash.
After February’s parliamentary election in Iran attracted the lowest turnout for any national election in the Islamic Republic's 41 years - 42.57 per cent – some political analysts have wondered whether they could drum up more enthusiasm in next year’s presidential election if several prominent female politicians were to register.
The smartphone generation of Asia's most populous nations, India and China, have taken the ongoing border hostilities in contested Ladakh which have been going on since April, to Twitter. The two armies of the two nuclear powers are near each other on the border and fought a pitched battle in June, in which soldiers on both sides died.
Opposition party Congress-led Punjab government became the first state to challenge the contentious farm laws, enacted by federal government led by Narendra Modi last month. Protests have since comtinued unabated primarily in Haryana and Punjab states as demonstrators deem the laws “anti-farmer”.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Indonesia has refused to allow P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes of the United States military to land and refuel in the country despite several requests from Washington, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing four high-ranking Indonesian officials.
Pro- and anti-Trump protesters briefly clashed on Sunday in Boston, even though they were separated by metal barriers and police barricades.
PARIS (Sputnik) - French lawmaker Valerie Boyer says she will submit a proposal to the Senate to recognize the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (Republic of Artsakh), where a confrontation between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing since the end of last month.
After a slew of redeployments of Chinese hardware to the southern Guangdong Province were reported in the media, fears grew that Beijing might be preparing an attack on Taiwan. However, experts have noted the situation seems to suggest an increase in tensions to “a new normal,” but not a coming attack.
BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Thai lawmakers will meet for an extraordinary parliament session to discuss the demands put forward by participants of the ongoing anti-government rallies in Bangkok, Parliament President Chuan Leekpai said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former Afghan warlord and ex-Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will arrive in Pakistan on Monday for a three-day visit to discuss the ongoing Afghan peace process, Pakistan's The News portal reports, citing the country's ambassador in Kabul, Mansoor Khan.
Twitter India found itself in a massive controversy after a location tag in a live broadcast on a micro-blogging site showed Leh, the joint-capital of Ladakh, as part of the People's Republic of China. The lapse by Twitter added fuel to the fire to anti-China sentiments in India due to ongoing border tensions.
The incident happened during a trip with friends on 12 October, the fisherman told Daily Mail Australia.
Pakistan's telecommunications regulatory body banned Bytedance-owned TikTok on 9 October after the media platform failed to abide by requests that it contain the spread of obscenity and immorality through the app.