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It’s the age of Asia when it comes to passport power

As the global economy transforms and centers of power shift, Asia’s dominance appears to be unfaltering. Entering into the final quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore retain a firm hold on first place on the Henley Passport Index, each with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 190 out of a maximum 227. For most of the index’s 14-year history – which is ... Read More »

Global Climate Strike begins in Asia, Greta to lead from NY

Courtesy, BBC: Demonstrations are already taking place in Bangkok and later in the day protests are planned in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar. Many of these events will be on a much smaller scale than what we’re seeing in Australia right now though, and a few other countries like Singapore or South Korea have protests planned only on the ... Read More »

Ruman Shana reaches recurve men’s singles final

Dhaka, Sept 11  –Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Rumon Shana advanced to the recurve men’s singles final of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament beating Ta La of China by 6-4 set points in the semifinal in the Clark city of Philippines on Wednesday. Ruman Shana will play final against Shi Zhengi of China on Friday (Sept 13) at 12:25 pm ... Read More »

Shana clinches silver in qualification round

Dhaka – Bangladeshi archer Mohammad Ruman Shana clinched silver in the qualification round of men’s Recurve singles at the ongoing Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-3) at the Clark City in Philippines on Tuesday. Shana scored 671 to finish 2nd in the qualifiers among 38 archers and reached the round 16 of eliminators. Among others, Tamimul Islam scored 644 to ... Read More »

Bangladesh team to fly for Philippines Sunday

Dhaka – A six-member Bangladesh National Archery team will leave here for Philippines on Sunday (September 8) to compete in the Stage-3 competition of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament 2019. The 8-day-long competition is scheduled to be held at the Clark City in Philippines on September 8-15. Bangladesh archers will compete in the men’s Recurve singles, men’s Recurve team, ... Read More »

Asia can dominate world if all work together: PM

Tokyo, May 30 (UNB)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Asia can dominate the world if all countries of this continent can work together. “There’re developed, developing and least developed countries in Asia. if all the countries in Asia can work together then it can dominate the world…we’ve that prospect,” she said. The Prime Minister made the statement when ... Read More »

Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years. The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. Mr ... Read More »

Asia-Europe People’s Forum for inclusive, sustainable world

Asia-Europe People’s Forum 11 Statement presented at the Opening of 11th ASEM Summit at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 15 July urged the leaders of the group to pursue multipolar, inclusive and ecologically sustainable world. The statement said, ‘For 20 years, the Asia-Europe People’s Forum, has been a strategic gathering of Asian and European civil society networks pursuing democracatisation and human rights, ... Read More »