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Surin calls for active ARF role in tackling Korean crisis

Bangkok, Thailand (The Nation/ANN) - Former Asean chief Surin Pitsuwan called on the regional grouping to enhance the role of the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) to solve the crisis in the Korean Peninsula.

Asean labour officials prepare action on Vientiane declaration

Vientiane (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- Concrete measures to assist more people to access decent employment opportunities were on the agenda for discussion as senior labour officials from the governments of ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states met yesterday in the Lao capital.

University promotes language studies

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) – Broad vision is to cultivate connectivity in places touched by Belt and Road。

A specialized Chinese university has launched a nationwide search for students with the passion and talent to study the languages used in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative.

A determined drive against food stalls

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is being lambasted for shutting down sidewalk vendors, but restrictions are needed.

Minorities under attack in Pakistan

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Minorities are gripped by fear and uncertainty in Pakistan and at this time, it is not wise for Pakistan to point fingers at Kashmir  

India seeks details of alleged spy's trial

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India has sought details of the trial in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case from Pakistan 

Malaysia remains China’s valuable trading partner

JOHOR BARU (The Star/ ANN) - Malaysia remains China’s valuable trading partner despite the recent clampdown on capital outflow by Beijing, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Duterte and De Lima listed on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Leila de Lima, the most vocal critic of his war on drugs, have been included in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”

China shoos away Filipino fishermen from Spratlys

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Filipino fishermen were reportedly harassed by the Chinese coast guard at the Union Bank, a territory within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone, but also claimed by China. 

A congressman on Thursday urged the government to file a strong diplomatic protest against China for firing warning shots to drive Filipino fishermen away from Union Bank, in the heavily disputed Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea.

China warns Philippine military planes in South China Sea

PAG-ASA ISLAND, South China Sea (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - China warned transport plane boarded by the Philippines’ defence chief and other officials on their way to a disputed territory in South China Sea. 

China challenged two Philippine military planes on its way to the Philippine-claimed Pagasa Island (Thitu) on Friday here in the disputed South China Sea.