After India’s IT ministry sent a strict notice to WhatsApp over the use of its platform to spread "fake news," which had resulted in the mob lynching of dozens of innocent persons in India, it has now launched a proactive campaign in its largest market. India accounts for 200 million of WhatsApp's users.
China continues to solidify its positions in Africa, where in addition to its investment activities and so-called railway diplomacy, Beijing is steadily increasing arms sales.
According to Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani, militants attacked a government building in eastern Afghanistan.
Chinese commerce ministry announced on Wednesday that Beijing would take retaliatory measures imposes additional tariffs on Chinese goods.
Seven people involved in the theft of two relics from China’s famed Ming Tombs in April 2016 have been sentenced to four to 12 years in prison, local media reported Tuesday.
Police reported twelve killed in a political rally in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar after a suicide bomber blew himself up.
As rescuers in Thailand successfully conclude their efforts to save a group of teens trapped in a flooded cavern, movie producers in the United States are already planning to make a film about this ordeal.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is emerging as the world's largest economic bloc in terms of population. The Trump administration's protectionist policies have prompted the Asia-Pacific countries to team up and form a united front.
While European governments haven’t taken sides at the trade row between Beijing and Washington, China reportedly “awarded” European businessmen with contracts, pushing US firms aside, as a new report by a business group suggests. According to its analysis, European entrepreneurs will suffer if the conflict escalates.
US President Donald Trump’s protectionist economic policies triggered a trade war with China and the EU. Beijing has already imposed retaliatory tariffs against US exports, and there’s no indication the trade war will let up anytime soon.
Beijing is betting on Donald Trump's defeat in the 2020 re-election, CCTV editor and commentator Tom McGregor opined, speaking to Sputnik. The commentator explained why China does not want the world to think that it is meddling in the Trump-Kim nuke talks.
While the government has clarified that there is no border dispute with Myanmar, residents of Manipur maintain that a border pillar has been erected at least three kilometers within India's territory. A curfew was imposed in the area on July 7 to douse negative sentiments following the controversy.
Over the past few months, gold smuggling into India has considerably increased, causing a huge loss to the exchequer.
India and Pakistan will participate in a counter-terrorist military exercise in Russia next month – their first military collaboration since the two countries gained independence. Nonetheless, soldiers from both countries have worked together in third countries for over 60 years in peacekeeping operations under the United Nations.
Foreign tourist arrivals in India had crossed the 10 million mark last year. The country aims to double the number in the next three years.
Frequent dust storms crossing Delhi in the past few years have caused serious concerns, as the hazardous dust poses health risks to the city's residents. The matter has gained international attention as Delhi is also home to numerous diplomats from all around the world.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority in India (TRAI) has floated a multi-million-dollar tender for public WiFi hotspots across the country. Certain states like Tamil Nadu and the national capital, Delhi, have already embarked on this digital advancement by providing internet access at key locations.
China has agreed to cut tariffs and increase imports of medicines, especially anti-cancer drugs, as a result of negotiations on tariff reductions under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement. Other members of the trade agreement, including South Korea, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Laos, have also agreed to cut tariffs.
Earlier in the day, the rescue operation entered its third stage, with the rescuers hoping to bring out all the people remaining trapped inside the cave system.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of people who died after the Phoenix dive boat sank off Thailand's Phuket island with dozens of Chinese tourists on board rose to 44, while three people are still missing, the Thai PBS broadcaster reported Tuesday.
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