UK Minister for Asia visits Japan on final leg of October 2021 East Asia tour

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK Minister for Asia, Amanda Milling visited Tokyo this week (12 to 14 October), to forge deeper bilateral ties between the UK and Japan focused on economic and security issues. During her visit, Minister Milling met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Takako Suzuki. They discussed shared priorities for the Indo-Pacific region, including as Dialogue … Read more

The Velvet Underground and Frank Zappa Was the Original East Coast/West Coast Musical Feud – Den of Geek

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Even if they are both bands and artists who are experimenting and drawing from all kinds of unorthodox traditions and music, and trying to fold that into what’s possible in rock and roll,” he says. The documentary briefly, but fervently, touches on the battle of the bands, but it exposes a larger gap between the … Read more

Analysis | Biden carries forward a Trump-era Middle East policy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beyond that, though, Biden officials “are committed to not doing much” and are “very status quo-oriented,” Khaled Elgindy, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, told Today’s WorldView. For the Trump administration, the Abraham Accords served “as a way to demonstrate that the Palestinian issue was no longer salient” in the Arab world, Elgindy … Read more

£1million donation supports North East students to succeed at Durham University

Reading Time: 6 minutes   A major scholarships programme to help students from low-income backgrounds in North East England to study at Durham University has received a new donation of £1million. The Durham Inspired North East Scholarships support exceptional young people from across the region to fulfil their potential at Durham, regardless of their financial means. Thanks to the … Read more

In-app purchases on the rise in South East Asia as consumers spend more online

Reading Time: 5 minutes Consumers in South East Asia (SEA) have significantly increased in-app purchases in 2021 compared to 2020. On average, the six SEA markets examined (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) have seen a 240% increase in spending, with the Philippines experiencing a massive 371% increase, the highest growth in purchases in the region, according … Read more

NR Draws Foodies to the Upper East Side – Honest Cooking

Reading Time: 12 minutes As New York City’s immunity builds and it finds its bustle again, locals and tourists alike are rediscovering the unique and tasty bars and eateries that make the city so gastronomically fascinating.  For those visiting or living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NR (a contemporary Japanese cocktail bar and restaurant), is one of … Read more

The Best Healthy East on the Outer Banks – Honest Cooking

Reading Time: 16 minutes On vacation on the Outer Banks, but looking to stay away from adding the usual vacation pounds? Here are 10 restaurants, cafes, breweries and shops that are serving up some of the healthiest options the OBX has to offer. Nestled off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks are a series of barrier islands … Read more

afghanistan: Three including journalist killed in East Afghanistan – Times of India

Reading Time: 2 minutes KABUL: Three people, including a journalist, have been killed in a shooting in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, authorities confirmed on Sunday. “Journalist and author Sayyed Marof Saadat along with his relatives were travelling in a sedan along a road in Police District 5 of Jalalabad city on Saturday evening when gunmen in a rickshaw … Read more

Covid work arrangements leading cause of unhappiness for employees in South East Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes Happiness at the workplace across South East Asia is mixed, with most working professionals stating that their salary and relationships with their colleagues are crucial to their emotions. 80% of working professionals across SEA feel that they have a sense of belonging within their company and 78% agree that their companies give them what they … Read more

Manuela Ferro, World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: Manuela V. Ferro, an economist and senior leader in the World Bank, is the new World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific.Ms. Ferro brings over three decades of experience across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East, and South Asia and has held several leadership positions in the … Read more