Thousands of protesters readied in Hong Kong on Thursday for more potential clashes with police over a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed demonstrators.
Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gather, government offices shut after violence
A senior Russian diplomat has urged the US to stop using “methods of blatant blackmail and intimidation” aimed at forcing Iran out of a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal, saying Washington will be responsible if the accord collapses.
US will be responsible if Iran nuclear deal collapses: Russian diplomat
Rouhani: When US economic war stops, world will witness positive developments
Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said at a press conference in Tehran that his country is ready to play maximum role in easing tensions in the region.
Abe: Japan to play maximum role in easing tensions
Indian authorities say Prime Minister Narendra Modi will avoid flying over Pakistan during an official trip to central Asia, despite being granted permission by Islamabad to use its airspace.
Indian premier's flight to regional summit will detour around Pakistan airspace
The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran, in collaboration with the ECO Cultural Institute (ECI), organized a seminar on ‘Philosophy of Khudi (self) in the poetry of Iqbal and Sa’adi’ at ECI on Wednesday.
Seminar on Khudi philosophy in poetry of Iqbal, Sa’adi held in Tehran
North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak, which was first reported in late May.
North Korea steps up measures to prevent spread of African swine fever
Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city's parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China.
Hong Kong police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament
A letter from Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, expressing his condolences on the death of a former South Korean first lady was delivered to South Korean officials at the countries’ border on Wednesday by Kim’s sister, officials said.
Kim Jong-un’s sister meets with South Korean officials at border
A measure of Australian consumer confidence dipped in June as a run of disappointing data on the economy overshadowed a cut in interest rates and a hint of stability in falling house prices.
Survey: Australian consumers fret on economy, more upbeat on housing
South Korea’s exposure to a stressed global manufacturing supply chain has knocked its currency — Asia’s most risk sensitive — to over two-year lows as investors use it as a proxy to bet on the economic costs of a protracted US-China trade war.
South Korea's won is Asia's whipping boy in US-China trade war

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