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.

KARACHI, Pakistan ( Dawn/ANN) - It’s been a long year for Prime Minister Imran Khan and his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

BANGKOK (ANN DESK) - Summer 2019 will go on record as the hottest summer in human recorded history, but it will also be remembered as a summer of madness, when there are protests everywhere and violence seems to be on the boil.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The Sunday blackout on Aug. 4 in Greater Jakarta and parts of West Java was said to be the worst in many years.  

Ishan Joshi explains the basics in a FAQ on India's latest Kashmir move. 

India revokes Article 370 of it's constitution which gave special status to the disputed border state of Jammu and Kashmir. 

BANGKOK (ANN DESK) - President Trump asks for a 'large cut' just before the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, following which the markets fell by 1 per cent strengthening the dollar slightly.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - In the era of alternative facts who needs the truth?  

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Liberal democracy had triumphed. Mankind had reached the final stage of socio-political evolution, with political and economic liberalism as the ultimate system for governing modern societies. That triumphalist view, however, is now dead. Globalisation is in retreat. Nationalism, populism, nativism, and religious fundamentalism are on the march.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Indeed, TB is nothing less than a public health emergency - and our leaders must treat it as such. We need to stop a disease that is silently but surely claiming the lives of so many people.

BANGKOK (ANN DESK) - Is populism defined by economics or culture? Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, experts have sought to understand populism, defined as a mass movement with anti-elite, authoritarian and often nationalist elements that are rooted in economic insecurity and identity politics.