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Revenue Department reports 35% tax drop compared to the previous year

YANGON, Myanmar - According to the latest annual report of the country's Internal Revenue Department (IRD), Myanmar's military junta has ...


Nepal Oil Corporation helps government to help Afghanistan

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal has supplied 14 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, experiencing a humanitarian crisis. A delegation ...


No human rights violation in Bangladesh: Bengali Agri. Minister

DHAKA, Bangladesh - According to Agriculture Minister Md Abdur Razzaque, there are no cases of human rights violations in the ...


Great excitement in Tokyo over newborn twin pandas

TOKYO, Japan: Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. However, ...


Outpacing industry, TSMC set for huge chip manufacturing expansion

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a supplier of Apple, Qualcomm and other major tech companies, has ...


Ugandan mother delivers in sky: Gives baby doctor's name

TORONTO, Canada - A Bangladeshi-Canadian doctor assisted a Ugandan woman to deliver a baby on an overnight flight in December ...


Myanmar Air Chief Kyaw reportedly removed from post

YANGON, Myanmar - According to media sources closed to armed forces, Myanmar's military leader has dismissed the air force head ...


India builds infrastructures: Nepal opposition party objects

KATHMANDU, Nepal - The Communist Party of Nepal-CPN (UML), the main opposition party in the parliament, has stated that it ...


Pakistan offers booster dose to citizens above 18 years

KARACHI, Pakistan - According to National Command and Operation's Centre (NCOC) data, Pakistan's positivity rate increased to 8.16 percent on ...


Britain warns MPs of Chinese agent seeking contacts in Parliament

LONDON, England: A rare warning by the UK's MI5 intelligence agency has revealed that a Chinese agent, Christine Ching Kui ...


730,000 Rohingya pushed into filthy camps across border in Bangladesh

HAGUE, Netherlands - Representatives of Myanmar's junta are set to contest the World Court's jurisdiction to hear charges that the ...


International

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FedEx asks US to let it install laser defenses to planes

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: FedEx is seeking permission to arm its cargo planes with defensive systems to thwart attacks by heat-seeking missiles. ...

Australians rejoice in potential death of Djokovic's sporting career

Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has a government tried to prevent an athlete from competing in a sporting ...

French government's Covid policies cause teachers to strike

PARIS, France: French teachers have begun a nationwide strike organized by teachers unions to protest against class disruptions caused by ...

Great excitement in Tokyo over newborn twin pandas

TOKYO, Japan: Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. However, ...

After 5,000 cranes die from bird flu, Israel acts to stop virus

TEL AVIV, Israel: An avian influenza upsurge has claimed the lives of over 5,000 cranes in Israel, resulting in the ...

Poland joins other EU countries with 100,000 Covid-related deaths

WARSAW, Poland: Poland has emerged as the most recent country in Europe to have reported 100,000 fatalities linked to COVID-19, ...

Asia Editorials

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The Winners of Our 8th Annual Student Editorial Contest

The Winners of Our 8th Annual Student Editorial Contest The New York Times ...

Morocco suspends all incoming flights over Omicron

Morocco suspends all incoming flights over Omicron Al Jazeera English ...

Friend in need Editorial on India-Sri Lanka ties

India and Sri Lanka have shown an ability to quickly act on promises to each other ...

Letters to the Editor January 17, 2022

Battle in Uttar PradeshFor the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, it seems to be a season of reverse migration. The ...

Unconquered Editorial on Indias Test series loss to South Africa

A Test series win in South Africa proved elusive, and suddenly India seems like a side in transition ...

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Seeking money for programming, Netflix raises monthly price to $15.49

LOS ANGELES, California: Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price from $13.99 to $15.49 per month in the United States. ...


British energy company scolded by customers after sending warm socks

LONDON, England: The large British energy firm E.ON Next has delivered an apology after sending warm socks to 30,000 customers ...


French government's Covid policies cause teachers to strike

PARIS, France: French teachers have begun a nationwide strike organized by teachers unions to protest against class disruptions caused by ...


Delta Airlines reports $408 million quarterly loss due to Covid

ATLANTA, Georgia: With a business slowdown caused by a COVID-19 surge in December, Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in ...


Outpacing industry, TSMC set for huge chip manufacturing expansion

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a supplier of Apple, Qualcomm and other major tech companies, has ...


NYC Mandarin Oriental Hotel bought by Indian billionaire Ambani

NEW YORK CITY, New Your: Mukesh Ambani, India's wealthiest person, has gained a controlling stake in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...