Tag Archives: Asia

29Apr/15

Writers, poets gather for ‘Literary Majlis’ in Qatar

A literary gathering brings together writers, poets, artists and enthusiasts in an effort to increase interest in literature in Qatar.
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06Apr/15

Yarmouk in ruins

SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, (REUTERS) – Broken and barren streets in the Yarmouk refugee camp just outside Damascus.

Amateur video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show empty streets of the largely Palestinian enclave.
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01Apr/15

U.S. still cold on China-led infrastructure bank

(BVO) – Growing competition for political influence in Asia, as the U.S. pivot to the region hits a hiccup.

A long list of countries ranging from Denmark to Australia signing up to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – leaving the U.S. and key ally Japan out in the cold.
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31Mar/15

Europe, U.S. division over China-led bank

(BVO) – A new clash between the U.S. and China in the bid for influence in fast growing Asia.

Beijing has taken the lead in jump-starting a new government-funded infrastructure bank – the AIIB – recently gaining the support of traditional U.S. ally Great Britain for the 50-billion dollar project.
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26Mar/15

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies have launched air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters who have tightened their grip on the southern city of Aden where the country’s president had taken refuge.
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