Now, India backtracks on support for Rohingya refugees, says will deport them
The home ministry says 'illegal foreigners are to be kept in the detention centre till their deportation as per law'.
Chinese military will send troops to Russia for joint exercise
Similar Russian-led joint exercises involving China have taken place in recent years.
Malaysia to take a leaf from Thailand in medical cannabis push, says official
The official says Malaysia is developing its own framework for the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
Pot-smoking tourists not welcome in Thailand, says health minister
Despite the government's pleas against getting high, cannabis businesses with special smoking rooms have been a hit with locals and visitors.
Former Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa to return next week, local media says
Udayanga Weeratunga, a former Sri Lankan envoy to Russia who is related to Rajapaksa, says he will arrive in Sri Lanka on Aug 24.
Greening the Himalayas: Is there a 'wrong' place to plant trees?
Chushul village in the Ladakh region, a cold desert between India and China where less than 4 inches of annual rainfall and extreme seasonal temperature swings make it difficult for much to grow.
China will step up policy support for economy, premier says
The world's second-largest economy narrowly avoided contracting in the second quarter due to widespread Covid-19 lockdowns.
Myanmar junta hits back at Asean after being barred from meetings
Asean has barred Myanmar's generals from attending regional meetings, and some members said last month it would be forced to rethink the way forward unless the junta demonstrates progress on the peace plan.
In two Chinese cities, civil servants told to help offload unsold homes
Sixian, a small city in the eastern province of Anhui, has required civil servants to sell property to their friends and family, according to local media.
Dubai airport sees pre-pandemic monthly passenger volumes by end of 2023
The airport is expecting an average of 5.6 million a month in the second half of this year.
London set for hosepipe ban, water company says
Britain officially declared a drought in parts of England on Friday following England's driest July in nearly 90 years, a month in which temperatures crossed 40 Celsius for the first time.
Rohingya refugees in India's capital to be given flats, security
As of early this year, an estimated 1,100 Rohingya lived in Delhi and another 17,000 elsewhere in India.