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Thai King Reduces Ex-PM Thaksin’s Prison Sentence to One Year

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has commuted the eight-year prison sentence of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to one year, according to the royal gazette...

Manipur violence deepens distrust between communities

The northeastern state of Manipur in India has been rocked by ethnic violence in recent months, as two of its three major ethnic groups,...

Thaksin seeks royal pardon after returning to Thailand

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was jailed for eight years on corruption charges, has submitted a request for a royal pardon, according...

Iran’s Raisi urges Japan to release frozen funds amid US sanctions

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called on Japan to show its independence from the US by releasing Tehran’s frozen funds that are subject to...

Powerful quake and aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Bali and Java islands. No casualties reported

A powerful earthquake and two strong aftershocks rocked Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and other parts of the country early Tuesday, causing panic but...

India’s new army hiring plan angers Nepal’s Gurkhas

Nepal’s ethnic Gurkha soldiers, who have served in the Indian army for decades under a special agreement, are facing an uncertain future after India...

Thousands of South Koreans protest against Japan’s Fukushima water release

SEOUL - Thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday to demand that their government take action against Japan’s decision...

Pakistan rupee plunges to record low against US dollar amid economic woes

The Pakistani rupee has hit a new record low against the US dollar, as the country faces a severe economic crisis exacerbated, by rising...

South Korea conducts nationwide air defense drills amid North Korea’s threats

South Korea held its first nationwide air defense drills in six years on Wednesday, August 23, as a response to the growing nuclear and missile...

Japan-South Korea relations at risk of deterioration over Fukushima water release

The international community has expressed its concern over the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor, which connects the disputed region with Armenia,...

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