Phnom Penh [Cambodia], June 2 (ANI): A US senior diplomat has flagged Washington's "serious concerns" about China's "military presence" at a naval base undergoing Beijing-backed expansion on Cambodia's coast and sought clarification on the demolition of US-funded buildings in the area.
Tokyo [Japan], June 2 (ANI/Sputnik): The Group of Seven (G7), consisting of the world's leading economies, is expected to pledge support to Japan's efforts in organizing and carrying out upcoming summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo following the G7 summit next week, Kyodo reported on Wednesday citing sources familiar with the matter.
Jalalabad [Afghanistan], June 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Two Afghan civilians were killed and 10 others including one security personnel were wounded in a car bomb blast targeting a military convoy in Jalalabad city, capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, a local government spokesman confirmed.
Lahore [Pakistan], June 2 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal has said that not trying Prime Minister Imran Khan for treason was a mistake, in connection with an attack on the Pakistani parliament almost seven years ago.
New Delhi [India], June 2 (ANI): As Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan completed his tenure as the Chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, he said that there is no scope for industries to stick to intellectual property rights (IPR) of COVID-19 vaccines and that organizations must find ways to ensure affordable access to key drugs.
Lahore [Pakistan], June 2 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan intends to push the country's burden on to its low-income class group in the upcoming 2021 budget.
Jalalabad [Afghanistan], June 2 (ANI/Xinhua): At least six people were wounded in a car bomb blast targeting a security forces' convoy in Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar Wednesday, a local official confirmed.
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 2 (ANI): After an attack on Pakistani journalist Asad Ali Toor, opposition leader and chairman of National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should be ashamed while telling lies to the entire world that media was completely free in the country.
Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], June 2 (ANI): Following in the footsteps of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) suspended the membership of Mali on Tuesday following a military coup and the detention of the country's interim prime minister and president.
Roseau [Dominica], June 2 (ANI): Indian-born fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi's brother, who is also a bank defaulter, has allegedly promised election funding Dominica's Leader of the Opposition Lennox Linton in exchange for pushing Mehul's abduction theory, Associates Times reported citing sources.
Karachi [Pakistan], June 2 (ANI): Pakistan's media organisations representing journalists, broadcasters, editors and news directors have rejected the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) ordinance, describing it as an 'unconstitutional and draconian law'.
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 2 (ANI): With another round of intra-Afghan talks is scheduled to begin in next couple of days, Pakistan does not seem hopeful of a breakthrough, reinforcing its worry about a security vacuum in Afghanistan after pullout by United States, local media reported.
Singapore, June 2 (ANI): After Singapore banned arrivals from India and other South Asian countries due to fears of an explosive Covid-19 outbreak, the country is now facing an increasing coronavirus-induced labour shortage - spraining its economic model.
Bangkok [Thailand], June 2 (ANI): After a popular video gamer died of Covid-19 in Thailand, his brother has filed a 4.53 million baht (USD 186,000) lawsuit against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, and others for failing to respond quickly to his sibling's pleas for testing and hospitalisation, which allegedly led to his death.