The chief executive of Australia's biggest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, will retire by the end of 2018 financial year, the company said Monday, amid pressure from regulators over alleged breaches of money laundering and terrorism financing laws.
Judges in Taiwan are due to decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.
A Christmas message calling for prayers for those charged under Pakistan's blasphemy laws has led to death threats against the son of a provincial governor killed five years ago for criticizing the same laws.
Some 23,000 people rallied Monday in Tokyo to protest against the controversial security laws that were enacted by the parliament one year ago, marking Japan's departure from postwar pacifism.
"The new security laws are in violation of the pacifist constitution. They and Abe's attempts to amend the constitution, could see Japan return to militarism and are absolutely unacceptable to the people," said constitutional scholar Makoto Ito in a recent interview with Xinhua.
The sharing economy exists in a legal grey area beyond the reach of hard-won civil rights laws, and black users say they experience discrimination as a result
Some 50,000 people rallied in Tokyo on Tuesday on the occasion of the 69th Constitution Memorial Day of Japan to protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's unwanted attempts to amend the nation's pacifist Constitution.
Around 700 people across Japan filed class-action lawsuits in Tokyo on Tuesday against the Japanese government over the constitutionality of the new security laws.
Japan's new controversial security laws took effect Tuesday, marking an overhaul of the country's exclusively defensive defense posture in the last seven decades.
Myanmar's outgoing Speaker of the Union Parliament U Shwe Mann Friday urged law makers of the new parliament to inherit the good practice of the previous parliament and continue to take the responsibility for the next term.
The 10th session of the 13th National Assembly wrapped up on November 27 after over one month of work in a serious and responsible manner. The NA successfully fulfilled the entire agenda, including a significant volume of important content. Legislators reached consensus and commented on the country’s situation as well as its socio-economic performance over the past years, while promulgating new laws and making decisions on many other important issues.
A group of people in China's Taiwan region gathered on Wednesday to protest against the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities' collusion with the Japanese poli
Israel's foreign minister arrived in Bahrain on Sunday for talks with senior officials in his first visit to one of the Gulf Arab states with ties to Israel.Eli Cohen w
Construction has started on a new mega photovoltaic power station in southwest China's Sichuan Province, part of the country's ongoing endeavors to advance the developm
With less than two months until voters in Virginia decide whether Republicans will take full control of the general assembly or be forced to share power with Democrats,
Author: Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, and Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalizatio
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa won a second term in office, election officials said Saturday.Mnangagwa, 80, won 52.6 percent of the ballots against 44 percent
Wagner Group private military company's leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was presumed dead on Wednesday in a plane crash in the Tver Region near Moscow.According to the list re
China is willing to work with Grenada to open up new prospects for bilateral cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.Wang, also a member of the
As autumn comes, many parts of China will usher in the autumn harvest in a month. According to China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the country has seen a
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) suspended a planned launch on Monday of an H-IIA rocket that was to carry a moon lander into space, according to launch op
Thousands of South Korean people including fishermen, activists and politicians continued a weekend rally in central Seoul on Saturday, protesting against Japan's dumpi
Iran and China have "good capacities" for environmental cooperation, especially in combating dust and sand storms, said Ali Salajegheh, Iran's vice president and head o
At present, the global service trade is swiftly rising, emerging as the latest engine of worldwide economic growth. In March 2023, the latest "Global Trade Update" rele
Mexico's top political parties this week named their candidates for the 2024 presidential election.Both candidates are engineers and have political experience. And for
Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ahmed Attaf said on Tuesday that his country has put forth a political solution to address the ongoin
A Japanese civic group on Friday submitted a "letter of accusation" to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office against Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and T
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo arrived in Beijing on Sunday night for a four-day visit.During her visit, China will state its position on economic and trade issu
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet in Sochi on Monday in a bid to reestablish the Black Sea grain deal that Rus