Home Topics Asia

Asia

Oil prices edge up after turbulent week as Saudi Arabia reassures on output

Oil prices edged higher in Asian trade on Thursday after days of turbulence, with markets soothed by Saudi Arabia’s pledge to restore full production by end-September at facilities knocked out in drone and missile attacks last weekend.

Germany asylum seekers receiving state benefits reduce

The number of asylum seekers in Germany, relying on state support, fell to around 411,000 at the end of 2018, down 12 per cent on the figure at the end of 2017, an official said.

Dangote shuts Kano tomato plant again

Dangote Tomato plant in Kano has been shut again, six months after it resumed operations from an almost three-year shut down.
Nasser Al-Khater

Nasser Al Khater: 2022 Qatar World Cup will be unique in its own right

Nasser Al Khater, the Chief Executive Officer of the 2022 World Cup which is being hosted by Qatar, has reiterated that the next edition of the global extravaganza will be historic and unique in its own right.
The document also showed that West Africa remains a global hotspot for illegal fishing with estimated losses of $2.9 billion.

Nigeria loses $600 million annually to illegal fishing

Nigeria is losing $600 million annually to illegal and unreported fishing by foreign vessels as a result of lack of equipment such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), and adequate manpower to police the country’s vast coastline, investigation has revealed.
China and the US have already slapped tariffs on more than $360bn in two-way trade [Andy Wong-AP]

China removes several US products from tariffs list

China on Wednesday said it would spare a number of US products from punitive tariffs in what is seen as an olive branch by Beijing in the protracted trade war ahead of high-level talks next month.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2019 Pigs are pictured at Poetterhof, a species-appropriate pig farm in Brueggen, western Germany. – The Philippines on Monday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

Philippines confirms first swine fever cases

The Philippines on Monday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump calls off talks with Taliban after attack killed US soldier

US President Donald Trump said he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war.

Why Robert Mugabe spent his last days in Singapore

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe spent his final days in Singapore at one of Asia's best hospitals, more than 8,000 kilometres away from his homeland.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila: ICT tool to fight poverty in Africa

House Speaker Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said effective deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools in rural communities would help empower rural dwellers and stimulate increased economic activities in Africa.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference in Hong Kong, China, August 27, 2019. REUTERS-Kai Pfaffenbach-File Photo

Hong Kong leader insists she is not quitting in face of protests

Embattled Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam says she has no intention of stepping down in order to end the heated anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the city for three months.

D’Tigers trio, 51 other NBA stars light up FIBA World Cup

Three Nigerian stars are among the 54 current NBA players currently lighting-up the FIBA World Cup, which started in September 1 in China.
The Super Falcons are in the North African nation to face Desert Foxes in the second round at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker.

Harry Awurumibe: New Super Falcons is possible

The Stade Mustapha Tchaker was dead silence on Wednesday, August 28 night after the visiting Nigerian team defeated the host nation courtesy of an own goal (og) by defender, Isma Ouadah in the 15th minute and a long range strike by midfielder, Amarachi Okoronkwo in the 54th minute ensured victory for Nigeria in the first leg tie.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has very attractive investment opportunities with some of the highest “Returns-on-Investment’’. 4

President Buhari seeks Japanese support to fight piracy in Gulf of Guinea

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Yokohama, Japan, sought the support of the Asian government in combating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea as well as illegal fishing in that region.

German families still searching for missing relatives from WWII

Thousands of families in Germany are still looking to find out about their missing relatives from World War II, a study conducted by the German Red Cross (DRK) has found.
After more than 250 performances on the road, Ed Sheeran may be headed back to the castle on the hill.

Ed Sheeran announces 18 months musical break

After more than 250 performances on the road, Ed Sheeran may be headed back to the castle on the hill.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has very attractive investment opportunities with some of the highest “Returns-on-Investment’’. 4

President Buhari woos foreign investors in Japan

President Muhammaudu Buhari on Thursday wooed foreign investors at the ongoing seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) assuring them of good returns.
China's Yuan

China’s yuan sinks to weakest in 11 years amid trade tension

China’s currency slid on Monday to its weakest point in more than 11 years as concerns over the US trade war and the potential for global recession weighed on markets.

Recent Stories

Kano Hisbah Board arrests four over ‘immorality’

The Kano State Hisbah Board says it has arrested four youths for allegedly committing immoral acts.

NCC advances measures to check pirated books

The Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) says it has advanced strategic measures to check circulation of pirated books in the country.

Clearing agent docked over ‘N510,000 fraud’

A 51-year-old clearing agent, Olaniyi David, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a man of N510,000.
Jadon Sancho had no intention of joining Manchester United during the summer, according to Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

Jadon Sancho discusses Borussia Dortmund future amid Manchester United links

Jadon Sancho has remained coy about his future with Borussia Dortmund amid reports linking him with Manchester United next summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that a hand gesture he aimed at Atletico Madrid supporters during Juventus's 2-2 draw with the Liga side was not intended to offend them.

Cristiano Ronaldo explains controversial gesture during Atlético draw

Cristiano Ronaldo has denied suggestions he tried to offend Atlético Madrid’s supporters with a hand gesture during Wednesday’s Champions League group stage clash.