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Vietnam-Russia trade to hit $4b in 2013

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Russia was $2.7 billion in the first seven months of 2013 and is expected to reach $4 billion by...
Qatar wants to recruit 30,000 Thai workers

Thailand's labour ministry is set to sign an agreement in October on conditions for the employment of Thai workers in Qatar, labour permanent secretary...
Russian oligarch said to invest $3b in Indonesia

Basic Element, a diversified conglomerate owned by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, plans to invest up to $3 billion in Indonesia, according to Suryo Bambang...
Oman, Brunei seek to forge closer ties

Oman is keen to establish air connectivity with Brunei to increase business activities between the two countries, according to the outgoing ambassador of Oman...
Travel feature: Stuck in Doha

Late September 2001, and the world was still on-edge during the weeks after the infamous Twin Tower attacks. What better time to open a...
Miss World crowned under heavy guard

Philippine model and actress Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, on September 28 in an event heavily guarded by armed...
Megan Young wins Miss World Top Model contest

Actress and TV host Megan Young, 23, from the Philippines won the Miss World 2013's Top Model contest, the pageant's website reported on September...
Axiata to buy Saudi Telecom’s Indonesia unit

Malaysia's telecom giant Axiata Group Bhd will buy Saudi Telecom's Indonesian unit in a bid to boost its presence in Southeast Asia's largest economy. The...
UK pushes for Philippine-EU free trade agreement

The British Embassy in Manila on September 26 pushed for the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European...
Austrian documentary shows life of Bangladeshi textile workers (video)video

A new documentary, The Hands that sew your Shirt by Austrian filmmaker Thomas Haunschmid and funded by the Austrian chapter of CARE, a global...
Apple’s ‘cheap’ iPhones launched globally

Apple started the rollout for its new "cheap" iPhones 5C and 5s on September 20. The double debut will see around-the-world sales of the...
Number of Filipino workers in Qatar decreasing

The number of  Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Qatar has been decreasing since 2012, partly because of the Philippine government’s imposition of a $400...
Ireland remains IT hub of Europe

Ireland's inward investment promotion agency IDA Ireland was a prominent exhibitor at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2013 fair held on September 9. Inside...
How can Qatar beef up its appeal for foreign workers?

An easy question, it seems: Pay them a multiple of what they would earn at home. That’s true, but does only apply to highly-skilled...
Malaysian durians cause panic in Australia

A few packs of Malaysian top-notch Musang King and D24 durians being delivered to a lab in Sydney, Australia, have caused a stir after...

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Twitter adds abuse-reporting function

Twitter announced on July 29 that it will now be easier for users to report harassment and abuse from other users. This announcement comes...