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Six months after India's government stripped Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout, it is heralding the restoration of limited, slow-speed Internet as a step toward normalcy.
SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - More than two dozen diplomats are visiting Indian-administered Kashmir, New Delhi said on Wednesday, as the country tries to reassure foreign allies following several months of unrest in the contested territory.
BEIJING: More than 300 Chinese companies are seeking bank loans totaling at least 57.4 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to help to soften the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, two banking sources said.
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian-held Kashmir was hit by a general strike on Sunday called by the separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to mark the anniversary of the death of a Kashmiri man who was executed for his part in an attack on India's parliament in 2001.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Organisers scrambled on Sunday to shore up the Singapore Airshow, which is going ahead under a cloud of health and economic concerns after dozens of exhibitors pulled out of Asia's largest aerospace gathering due to coronavirus fears.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): China has tightened control over wildlife trading in recent weeks, raiding restaurants, produce markets and online marketplaces for illegal activity according to a senior official with the State Administration for Market Regulation.
The move follows President Xi Jinping’s directive to strengthen online media control to maintain social stability amid the coronavirus crisis.
WUHAN (AFP): The Chinese army deployed medical specialists Saturday (Jan 25) to the centre of a spiralling viral outbreak that has killed 41 people and spread around the world, as millions spent their normally festive Lunar New Year holiday under lockdown.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An upsurge of violence in Lebanon's protests against the ruling elite, with police meting out beatings and protesters hurling stones, has alarmed rights groups and whipped up public fury.
BANGKOK/YANGON: Four Rohingya migrants who escaped with 15 others from a Songkhla detention centre earlier this week have now been captured. The superintendent of Songkhla Province’s Immigration Bureau reported yesterday that four more of the detained Rohingya had been captured.