The US decision to end waivers for purchase of crude oil from Iran will not impact the Chabahar port project being developed by India, a US State Department official has told PTI news agency.
India: New US decision not to impact Chabahar project
Sri Lanka failed to stop massively deadly bombings in the country on Sunday due to a “major lapse” in the sharing of intelligence already available to authorities, the country’s deputy defense minister has acknowledged, as the death toll from the attacks rises to 359.
Sri Lanka admits ‘major security lapse’ after bombings
Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.
More Afghan civilians killed by US, pro-gov’t forces than by militants: UN
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he was looking forward to his first talks with President Vladimir Putin as he arrived in Russia on Wednesday seeking support in Pyongyang's nuclear deadlock with the United States.
North Korea's Kim in Russia for first talks with Putin
China’s central bank extended ¥267.4 billion ($39.8 billion) to some commercial banks on Wednesday via its targeted medium-term lending facility (TMLF) as it looks to provide struggling smaller business with a steady stream of affordable financing.
China central bank injects ¥267b in targeted loans as broader easing appears on hold
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un will "soon" travel to Russia on his first ever meeting with President Vladimir Putin, state media say.
Putin to host North Korea's Kim in Russia
Sri Lanka faces a likely collapse in tourism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels, which would deal a severe blow to the island’s economy and financial markets, and potentially force it to seek further IMF assistance.
Sri Lanka may need more IMF help as blasts threaten tourism
As China cracks open the door further to its massive financial market, a handful of foreign firms are pulling ahead of the pack.
Some international banks finally seeing their China investments pay off
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Philippines main island of Luzon and several people have been killed in collapsed buildings, media reports.
6.3 magnitude quake strikes Philippines, several dead

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