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South Asia

Biden Administration's withdrawal plan complicated by targeted Taliban attacks on covert U.S base in Afghanistan
South Asia

Biden Administration's withdrawal plan complicated by targeted Taliban attacks on covert U.S base in Afghanistan

  • In one of the most significant recent attacks against American forces in Afghanistan, sources have revealed that the Taliban targeted one of the most heavily guarded bases in the country late last month.
  • Top US officials have convened at an unusually high rate over the past month to discuss what to do in Afghanistan but have been unable to reach a consensus.
Updated 09 Apr, 2021 06:28pm
Five Chinese cities told to rein in speculation as property prices soar
South Asia

Five Chinese cities told to rein in speculation as property prices soar

  • New home prices in China rose at their fastest pace in five months in February, official data shows, as red-hot demand for property in the world's-second largest economy largely eclipsed government efforts to cool the market.
  • The five cities have seen prices rise fast due to spillover demand from tier-1 cities such as Shanghai and Shenzhen which imposed stringent regulations early in the year to rein in home prices.
Updated 08 Apr, 2021 08:06pm
Japan's Aso says G20 clarified, not changed, its stance on FX
South Asia

Japan's Aso says G20 clarified, not changed, its stance on FX

  • "We clarified in written form the G20 nations' thinking on currency rates. It's a clarification, not a change, in our stance," Aso told reporters on Wednesday.
  • Aso was speaking after attending a virtual meeting of leaders from the G20 major economies, held on the sidelines of IMF/World Bank spring meetings.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 08:20pm
South Korea suspends AstraZeneca shots for people under 60 amid European review
South Asia

South Korea suspends AstraZeneca shots for people under 60 amid European review

  • The European Medical Agency (EMA) is due to announce the results of a review on whether some cases of blood clotting in adults may be linked to the AstraZeneca shot.
  • South Korea's food and drug safety ministry said on Wednesday it had granted final approval for Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) vaccine after a panel of experts ruled the single-dose shot was safe and effective.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 07:12pm
Philippines allows use of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine for senior citizens
South Asia

Philippines allows use of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine for senior citizens

  • The Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration said they made the decision after receiving the recommendation of the Department of Science and Technology's vaccine expert panel.
  • Senior citizens can now receive CoronaVac shots provided there is stringent evaluation of the person's health status and exposure risk, they said in a statement.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 07:06pm
China-EU relations facing challenges, Xi tells Germany's Merkel
South Asia

China-EU relations facing challenges, Xi tells Germany's Merkel

  • EU allies the United States, Britain and Canada also sanctioned Chinese officials over Xinjiang, and the row is threatening to derail an EU-China investment pact agreed in late 2020 after years of negotiations.
  • Xi also urged Germany and the EU to make joint efforts with China to maintain healthy and stable development of bilateral cooperation, according to the readout.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 06:11pm