ANN Desk (Asia)

The central news desk in Bangkok

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Sangeet Som's remarks come shortly after the Uttar Pradesh tourism department decided to tick off Taj Mahal from its tourism booklet earlier this month.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN Desk) - When the gap between reality and official orthodoxy becomes unsustainable, change will come quickly — just as it did in East Germany.

MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN Desk) - Duterte has taken his war on drugs away from the 170,000-strong Philippine National Police and handed it over to the much smaller Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN Desk) - Samsung did not announce the performance estimates of each business division, although the chip business is anticipated to have played a key role in the record-beating report. The company is set to release its final earnings report later this month.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN Desk) - The Philippines President said IS-inspired terrorism would not go away in the next “seven to 10 years” and that they might attack next Zamboanga; Isabela, Basilan; and another city all “at the same time.”

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Kathmandu city has the highest rate of unemployment where as Phnom Penh records the lowest official unemployment rate in Asia.

HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN Desk) - Veteran journalist Đỗ Kim Phượng,who was instrumental in the creation of Asia News Network, believed that no matter what era, a journalist must be dedicated, righteous, and brave.

ULAANBAATAR (GoGo Mongolia/ANN Desk) - Mongolia names Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh as its 30th Prime Minister. 

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - There are necessary conditions for Myanmar’s economy to grow and the government must acknowledge that “business confidence” is most important to increase investments and domestic consumption spending.

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - With 355 million Internet users and cheap mobile internet packages readily available, spreading fake news has become child's play in India.