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UN warns of surging meth use across Asia, despite COVID-19

The market for synthetic drugs, including methamphetamine, continues to grow in Asia in spite of the coronavirus crisis, a UN report said of Friday.

China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over coronavirus editorial

China on Wednesday withdrawn the press credentials for three Wall Street Journal reporters in the country in retaliation for an editorial in the newspaper deemed offensive by authorities.

China vows to defend interests if U.S. deploys more missiles in Asia 

China on Tuesday pledged to defend its national interests amid threats from the U.S. that it might deploy new medium-range missiles in Asia following...

Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon

More than 1,200 people have been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms so far this year, according to figures collected by AFP as...

Africa Finance Corp. issues US$150m maiden Islamic bonds, Sukuk

The Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, has issued its maiden Sukuk, the highest-rated ever Sukuk issuance from an African institution. AFC is a leading pan-African multilateral...

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