Journey to the Silk Road – India

2015-06-17 11:36:26

Situated on the banks of the river Gomti, Lucknow dates from the Suryavanshi dynasty. Capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow was founded by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula.

Japan OKs law to lower voting age to 18

2015-06-17 11:32:30

The Japanese parliament on Wednesday passed a revised law to lower the country's voting age from 20 to 18, marking the biggest reform of the election system in 70 years.

Chinese tourists drive higher guest arrivals in Abu Dhabi

2015-06-17 10:34:48

Chinese tourist number outperformed with a 75 percent surge during the first four months of 2015, which drove higher guest arrivals in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), state news agency WAM reported.

WHO reaffirms MERS no sustained human-to-human transmission

2015-06-17 09:51:07

Christian Lindmeier, the spokesperson of the World Health Organization (WHO) reaffirmed Tuesday that sustained human-to-human transmission and community transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in South Korea had not yet been observed.

Abe's hawkish policies 'real risk' to Japan's long-term national interests

2015-06-16 20:24:31

A former British ambassador to Japan expressed his concerns that leaders of the Japanese ruling Liberal Democratic Party could threaten Japan's long- term national interests through policies that could lead to a more autocratic and nationalist regime.

Chinese top lawmaker meets with Indian PM

2015-06-16 18:42:47

The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China Zhang Dejiang on Monday met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Top legislator calls for strengthening co-op between China, India

2015-06-16 18:41:36

Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang has called for strengthening cooperation between legislative bodies of China and India.

Nepal takes first step to regain tourists by reopening World Heritage sites

2015-06-16 17:07:28

More than fifty days since the massive earthquake struck the region, the Nepalese government reopened areas of its Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage sites and declared the nation reopen to overseas visitors from Monday.

China, Kyrgyzstan hold joint border patrol

2015-06-16 14:27:51

Orient 2015, a six-day joint law enforcement operation, is being staged on the China-Kyrgyzstan border. The operation starting from Monday covers areas of traditional and non-traditional threats to security.

Successive Australian governments pay people smugglers: reports

2015-06-16 14:05:43

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has maintained he will do "whatever is necessary" to keep asylum seeker boats out of Australian waters, amid claims paying people smugglers has been a policy of successive governments.

China to complete land reclamation of construction on some Nansha Islands

2015-06-16 11:27:29

The land reclamation project of China's construction on some stationed islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands, as planned, will be completed in the upcoming days, according to relevant Chinese competent departments.

S. Korea reports 4 more MERS cases, 3 deaths

2015-06-16 11:21:01

Four more cases of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea Tuesday, while three deaths were added among the confirmed cases, the health ministry said.