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The Star's editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh of Malaysia has been appointed the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017/2018.

BANGKOK: The Star's editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh of Malaysia has been appointed the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017/2018. 

The appointment was made by the Executive Board of ANN, an alliance of 22 media from 21 countries over the weekend. 

She succeeds Zaffar Abbas, Editor of Dawn from Pakistan. 

Goh serves as a ANN Executive Board member and recently, received a lifetime achievement award in recognition of her leadership in media editorship and journalistic excellence from the World Chinese Economic Summit.

Pakistan to welcome US efforts to improve ties with India: Dar

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - Any effort to help improve the situation between Pakistan and India is welcome, says minister. 

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Friday that Pakistan would welcome any effort by the Trump administration to encourage India and Pakistan to resolve their differences.

Man dies after eating toad mistaken for bullfrog

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - A man died after mistakenly eating toads believing them to be bullfrogs. His two other colleagues showed similar symptoms but survived.

A man in his 50s died of toad toxin after eating a bullfrog dish that mistakenly included toads last month, it was revealed Friday.

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.