ANN Desk (Asia)

The members of the ANN News Desk is located in several Asian countries. Stories under this lable are written by the ANN Team.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - While India records the highest number of environmental conflicts arising mostly from nuclear, water management, biomass and land conflicts in the world, Bhutan records none.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - India has repeatedly rejected requests by the High Commissioner’s Office to obtain access to held Kashmir because it wanted to hide its crimes against humanity, said Khan. Once again, he said, the High Commissioner had asked for unconditional access to held Kashmir to ascertain the situation not through remote monitoring but through direct observation.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Finance Minister attributes this to Republic's one-layer government system and 'regulatory sandboxes'

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - As the FIFA World Cup starts in Russia from this week, here is how Asia- Pacific countries are ranked by the global football body.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Why is the Italian political fracas so threatening to the existence of the European Union and Euro-zone? 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - 9% rise seen as sign of cab sector turnaround since private-hire car debut five years ago

KUALA LUMPUR  (The Straits Times/ ANN) - After two weeks, Malaysia's King consents to PM Mahathir's choice of Attorney-General

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - The United Nations currently runs 15 peacekeeping missions worldwide and the U.S followed by China, is the biggest contributor to this year’s 7.3 billion peacekeeping budget

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (The Straits Times/ ANN) - But Malaysia looking at ways to reduce costs for cross-border MRT line, he says

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - It gives up for good the right to dispute ruling that awarded island's sovereignty to S'pore