EU steps up unity on climate change

Publication date 24 September 2018 | 11:15 | ICT

The adverse effects of climate change pose a great threat to our planet and its people. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently described climate change as “the defining issue of our time . . . a direct existential threat”.



  • A chance to end nuclear crisis

    Publication date 18 September 2018 | 15:20 | ICT

    Today the South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

  • Kingdom up on development index

    Publication date 17 September 2018 | 11:03 | ICT

    Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany lead the ranking of 189 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), while Niger, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad and Burundi have the low

  • Youth optimistic about Asean 4.0

    Publication date 12 September 2018 | 10:47 | ICT

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution will have a profound impact on the future of work and jobs. New technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics,

  • The future of Asia is female

    Publication date 11 September 2018 | 11:36 | ICT

    Asia is a powerhouse of growth in the global economy. From the 1980s onwards, economic development across the region has lifted millions out of poverty and doubled Asia’s share of the world economy.

  • Tourism vital to Indonesia economy

    Publication date 10 September 2018 | 13:17 | ICT

    The Indonesian government has increasingly realised the crucial role of tourism and the hospitality industry in reducing the current account deficit (the balance of trade in goods and services), one of the main drivers of the rupiah’s sharp depreciation over the last eight months.

  • UK commits to mine-free goal

    Publication date 07 September 2018 | 09:41 | ICT

    Last week I had the privilege of spending time with world-class UK demining organisation the HALO Trust in Oddar Meanchey province, observing first-hand the patient and time-consuming work of HALO’s teams of highly skilled de-miners

  • Never too late to learn

    Publication date 06 September 2018 | 14:33 | ICT

    Kimsrorn, a 35-year-old mother of three, was recently practising skills that were new to her: reading and writing.

  • Beware of China’s generous gifts

    Publication date 05 September 2018 | 10:39 | ICT

    The philippines could learn a thing or two from ancient mythology. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts,” the priest Laocoon told the people of Troy in Virgil’s “The Aeneid.”

  • Food concerns after Laos floods

    Publication date 31 August 2018 | 15:32 | ICT

    Natural disasters pose a threat to people in many parts of Laos and authorities are scrambling to carry our relief and repair operations in provinces that have been affected by floods.

  • Myanmar must face justice

    Publication date 29 August 2018 | 13:01 | ICT

    In a damning report by the United Nations, Myanmar’s military has been accused of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.