ANN Desk (Asia)

The central news desk in Bangkok

NEW YORK (Dawn/ANN News) - Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has asked for UN for review of Indian ceasefire violations in Kashmir. 

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's Gandhi dynasty, has been the Congress Party's vice-president for close to five years and will take over the mantle from his mother Sonia Gandhi. 

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Global proven natural gas reserves in 2016 rose slightly by 1.2 trillion cubic metres. This is sufficient to meet more than 50 years of current production.  In Asia, China, Indonesia, India and Malaysia lead the region in natural gas reserves.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN News) - Spain, Mexico, Peru and other countries expel North Korean diplomatic staff. 

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - Global political theory is in a time warp, incongruous with the realities of global politics. Scholar-writer-teacher Aakash Singh Rathore presents a compelling case for why Indian political theory needs to redirect its gaze. 

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - While there is huge potential for rising US agricultural exports to China, Washington should not take it for granted the potential would continue to exist.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN Desk) - The city's fire and rescue department says the massive fire in the Islamic school was not caused by a short circuit.

AHMEDABAD, India (The Statesman/ANN News Desk) - India and Japan prepare to break ground on ambitious US$1.7 billion Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project. 

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have the highest rates of undernourishment in Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN News Desk) - Worldwide uproar over humanitarian crisis that has led to an exodus of refugees; Bangladesh officials urge Asean, of which Myanmar is a member, to address the Rohingya crisis.