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Sultan of Brunei Opens Virtual ASEAN Summit

The head of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah opened the group’s annual summit on Monday (25/10), through a speech broadcast on online. His opening speech at the virtual summit did not mention the exclusion of Myanmar’s top general but focused on issues of recovering from the …

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Pakistan Opens Air Route to Facilitate Afghan Trade

For the first time, Pakistan has opened its air trade route for commercial cargo to Afghanistan, to help the Taliban government cope with the worsening economic crisis. “Islamabad International Airport is now open to Afghanistan’s high-value transit trade,” Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s special representative for Afghanistan, tweeted Saturday. Sadiq said a …

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Bali Opens Again, But No International Flights

One of Indonesia’s main tourist destinations, Bali, reopened to foreign tourists on Thursday (14/10) after an 18-month pause due to the pandemic. But the island still lacks one important thing that drives it: international flights. A spokesman for Ngurah Rai International Airport said no flights were scheduled to land that …

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UN Significant UN Summit on Biodiversity Opens in China

A landmark UN summit on protecting biodiversity officially opened in China and online on Monday (11/10), when countries meet to tackle pollution issues and prevent mass extinctions, weeks before the COP26 climate conference. Beijing, the world’s biggest polluter, has sought to position itself in recent years as a world leader …

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Malaysia opens borders, lifts travel ban for citizens

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Sunday (10/10), said Malaysia reopened its borders for domestic and international travel of its citizens who have been fully vaccinated. “Now I want to convey and announce that interstate travel will be allowed by the government and this freedom will begin tomorrow,” Prime Minister …

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