Tag: Asia-Pacific region

Pakistan’s environmental protection agency moves to curb urban air pollution after court ruling
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Pakistan’s environmental protection agency moves to curb urban air pollution after court ruling

Motorcyclists ride on a market-to-farm road in smog-hit Gujjar Khan near Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on April 10, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Pakistan’s environmental protection agency is installing air quality monitors and warning factories to add pollution filters after a panel of the country’s top judges ordered the government to detail its […]

Pyongyang hails ‘historic’ meeting between North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in
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Pyongyang hails ‘historic’ meeting between North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un (L) and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in (R) raise their jointed hands during a signing ceremony near the end of their historic summit at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has hailed a “historic” summit between leader […]

China’s Xi Jinping, India’s Narendra Modi agree to expand bilateral military communication
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China’s Xi Jinping, India’s Narendra Modi agree to expand bilateral military communication

This handout photograph released by India’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) on April 28, 2018 shows India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping looking on along the East Lake, in Wuhan. (Via AFP) Chinese President Xi Jinping and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed on expanding […]

The European Union extends Myanmar arms embargo over rights violations, prepares individual sanctions
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The European Union extends Myanmar arms embargo over rights violations, prepares individual sanctions

A view of a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017 (Photo by Reuters) The European Union has extended its arms embargo on Myanmar, preparing targeted measures against officials responsible for serious human rights violations. During a session in Brussels on Thursday, the Council of the European Union extended its […]