Tag Archives: Geography of Asia

05Nov/17

Saudis back corruption probe arrests

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabian citizens reacted positively to the reports of 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers being detained by authorities on Saturday (November 4) Continue reading

24Oct/17

Note with Einstein’s theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

JERUSALEM (OCTOBER 24, 2017) (REUTERS) – Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote a few words of wisdom about life on a hotel notepad and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday (October 24), a Jerusalem auction house said. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Smoke billowing Bali volcano send tremors amid imminent eruption

KARANGASEM, BALI, INDONESIA (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Moung Agung, a volcano on the highest alert level, spurs smoke and ash as tremors continue to rock the Indonesian island.
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27Sep/17

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine: Interpol on Twitter

LYON, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Palestine joined Interpol as a member state on Wednesday (September 27), a move opposed by Israel, in a vote at the international police organisation’s general assembly in Beijing, Interpol said. Continue reading

26Sep/17

Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

DUBAI, UAE (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Dubai on Monday (September 25) showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.
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25Sep/17

Nearly 50,000 evacuate from around Bali’s rumbling volcano

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Nearly 50,000 residents in Bali have evacuated amid fears that Mount Agung could erupt imminently, Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Monday (September 25). Continue reading

12Sep/17

Protest greets former Trump adviser Steve Bannon at Hong Kong investor event

HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – Protesters outside a luxury hotel in Hong Kong shouted anti-racism slogans on Tuesday (September 12) ahead of a speech by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon at an investor conference organised by a unit of China’s largest brokerage. Continue reading

06Aug/17

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al-Jazeera

JERUSALEM (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS – Israel plans to revoke the press credentials of Al-Jazeera TV journalists, close their Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station’s broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday (August 6). Continue reading