East Asia

Japan’s Abe announces snap elections for next month

Rashid Umar Abbasi | Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during the “Investment Opportunities in Japan: Toward the New Asia-Pacific Era” meeting, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Sept. 19, 2016. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said his decision to call a snap election would not distract his government from ...

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“Super malaria” resistant to standard medications in South East Asia

By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,September 25, 2017 The spread of a single multidrug resistant malaria parasite strain in Vietnam is cause for alarm say researchers. Writing in a letter in the latest issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Mallika Imwong, Department of Molecular Tropical Medicine and Genetics, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University Bankok, Thailand, and colleagues say that there ...

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The rise of troubled Asia

What do the complexities of domestic, regional and international issues in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar and North Korea signify? What should we expect from the American foreign policy towards Asia as exemplified in the recent statements by Donald Trump about Iran, Afghanistan and now about North Korea? Where does the so called ‘peaceful rise’ of China figure in ...

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‘Super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia, poses global threat

‘Super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia, poses global threat Researchers are sounding the alarm warning of a “super malaria” that is resistant to anti-malaria drugs and is spreading rapidly in Southeast Asia. The disease, most commonly transmitted by mosquitoes infected with the parasite, was first detected in Cambodia in 2008 but has now spread to the three remaining countries ...

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My Salaam – South Korean cosmetics giant focuses on catering to Muslim women

South Korean cosmetic brand Amorepacific. Image provided by Muslimgirl.net   South Korea is world renowned for their rising international beauty and skincare industry, and its leading brand, Amorepacific, is finally shifting its focus to Muslim women. Due to recent political tensions with China, which is posing a threat to the South Korean beauty industry, the company has developed a solution ...

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Why Asia is the Champion of Globalization

China’s growing influence in South Asia manifests itself in hotels all over the region. No matter where one travels or stays, the visitor is surrounded by Chinese businessmen and women – be it in Lahore or Karachi or in Colombo. You also meet Chinese delegates in Bangladesh, Nepal or the Maldives. One gets the feeling they are everywhere. Ever more ...

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S’pore vulnerable to ‘super malaria’ but rapid spread unlikely, SE Asia News & Top Stories

A “super malaria” parasite is spreading through South-east Asia at an alarming rate and Singapore is unlikely to keep it off its shores. But it is unlikely that there will be a rapid spread here, said Assistant Professor Rajesh Chandramohanadas from the Singapore University of Technology & Design. That is because Singapore, declared malaria-free by the World Health Organisation in ...

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