Vertex Ventures, backed by Singapore state fund Temasek, has invested in Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, as it prepares to expand operations into the city-state, the firms said on Tuesday.
Temasek-backed Vertex invests in cryptocurrency exchange Binance
A NATO soldier has been killed and two others wounded in the western Afghan province of Herat, in an attack claimed by the Taliban militant group.
NATO soldier killed in Taliban-claimed attack in Afghanistan's Herat
North and South Korea and the US-led United Nations Command (UNC) have reached an agreement to withdraw firearms and guard posts from the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) village of Panmunjom, Seoul’s defense ministry says.
Two Koreas, UN Command agree to remove firearms, guard posts from common border
China and Southeast Asian states have kicked off their first joint maritime exercises as part of efforts to promote stability and ease tensions across the disputed South China Sea.
China, ASEAN states start inaugural joint maritime exercises
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Pakistan vowed to increase its military presence on the common border after terrorists kidnapped 12 Iranian border guards and took them to Pakistan.
Zarif: Pakistan vows to increase military presence on common border
Japan’s government on Monday told US technology firm Facebook Inc. to better protect its users’ personal data following lapses this year affecting tens of millions of people globally.
Japan tells Facebook to improve data protection
At least 22 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the island's worst rail accident for more than 20 years.
22 killed in Taiwan train derailment
The Maldives' top court Sunday ended weeks of uncertainty by rejecting strongman President Abdulla Yameen's controversial bid to annul last month's election results, upholding his landslide defeat to an opposition candidate.
Maldives Supreme Court upholds president’s vote defeat
Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centers opening hours late – or not at all – due to technical glitches and lack of staff.
Afghan voters brave attacks on bloody election day
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri called on Pakistan to take prompt action against kidnappers of Iranian border guards.
Iran urges Pakistan to take prompt action against kidnappers of Iranian border guards

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