• Thu-02-2024
Brunei expects over 400,000 tourists in 2026 (February 20, 2024, The Star)

In the short term, the tourism industry in the Sultanate anticipates that there will be over 400,000 tourist arrivals by air in 2026, bringing in an estimated BND300 million in tourism receipts from the arrivals.

  • Thu-02-2024
Sri Lanka ends visas for hundreds of thousands of Russians staying there to avoid war (February 27, 2024, Independent UK)

Investigation launched into order asking Russians to leave country amid blacklash over ‘whites only policy’

  • Thu-02-2024
Uzbekistan's Skyward Surge: A Glimpse into the Aviation Sector's Ambitious Overhaul (February 22, 2024, BNN Breaking)

Delve into Uzbekistan's aviation sector journey, from privatizations and fleet expansions to challenges like high airfare prices and underutilized airports. Explore the roadmap for future growth in this dynamic industry.

  • Thu-02-2024
Green hydrogen: Jordan's path to climate action (February 20, 2024, Jordan News)

On Monday, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, announced that the Jordanian government has signed 12 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for green hydrogen production in Jordan, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

  • Thu-02-2024
The Hidden Rivalry of Saudi Arabia and the UAE (January 25, 2024, Foreign Policy)

The two countries look like allies—but are increasingly regional competitors.

  • Thu-02-2024
Visualizing The World’s Failure to Halt Deforestation (February 20, 2024, Visual Capitalist)

Global deforestation in 2022 rose by 4%, reaching 6.6 million hectares. This number is 21% higher than the 2022 target needed to end deforestation by 2030.

  • Thu-02-2024
In Horror Year for Dengue, Laos Capital sees Major Drop in Cases (February 27, 2024, Save the Children)

In a year that saw a rise to at least 5 million cases and 5,500 deaths from dengue fever globally across most continents, Vientiane – the capital of Laos – reported a drop of nearly 60% of cases of the mosquito-borne illness between 2023 and 2022, which may in part be due to a new pilot initiative between Ministry of Health, Save the Children and the World Mosquito Program (WMP).

  • Thu-02-2024
Real vs fake islands in the Maldives and beyond (February 27, 2024, The Star)

The Maldives is an archipelago that is constantly expanding, with new human-made islands being constantly added to the area’s 1,192 natural islands.

  • Thu-02-2024
Though Fading In Turkmenistan, The Russian Language Is Still In Demand (February 25, 2024, RadioFreeEurope)

In an online post on the tiny Turkmen corner of TikTok earlier this month, a user introducing herself as a female singer complained of being language-shamed during an interview for a gig at a restaurant in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan.

  • Thu-02-2024
What’s the Impact of Asbury’s Outpouring? John the Baptist Offers 3 Lessons (February 7, 2024, Christianity Today) (Subscription Required)

At Arise Asia, a conference which brought together 1,700 students from nearly every Asian country, Asbury Theological Seminary’s president Timothy Tennent shared a message, which included extended times of worship and prayer for revival.