MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While figures have eased, more than 10 million Filipinos still consider themselves poor according to a survey. 

KATHMANDU, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The International Civil Aviation Organisation downgrades safety concerns about Nepal. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The Nepal-China border point at Tiptala Bhanjyang is closer to getting connected via road network. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The two chambers of Philippines Congress has convened in a special session to discuss whether to approve or revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year amid the ongoing crisis in war-torn Marawi City. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Ginger exports have resumed to India following brief halt in trade. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal to sign a US$630-million investment agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - In a row with government regulators, distressed Uber and Grab drivers ask President Rodrigo Duterte for a reprieve. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) -Nepal’s only gateway to land trade with China has been obstructed due to landslides after heavy rainfall. 

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Fruit company expands operations. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Experts are noting that the Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure push is gaining headway.