NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Reports till Monday afternoon suggest that the hardliners in a profoundly theocratic nation have swept the polls by winning all 30 seats in Tehran.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - While logically this is a rushed order as security-related, long-term decisions can never be taken without due consideration, it is guided by three factors.

MANILA (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Honda Motor closed its Philippine assembly plant because it was no longer strategic to keep a factory that makes too few cars.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The case of the Mannar mass grave, located in the Northern Province, was taken up at the Mannar Magistrate court today. Mannar Bar Association boycotted the court when it was taken up earlier in this month, demanding an investigation into a break in where the evidence was kept.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Speaker Karu Jayasuriya urges Election Commission to invite foreign observers, the European Union in particular, to monitor General Election campaign, while taking steps to ensure media impartiality.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Protests against and in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have taken a violent turn in northeast Delhi since Saturday which has so far claimed seven lives including a Head Constable of the Delhi Police on Monday.

LAM DONG (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), as Chair of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community 2020, is chairing the Senior Officials' Meeting for the Asean Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Monday and Tuesday.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Thailand will impose anti-dumping tariffs ranging from 6.97 per cent to 51.61 per cent of cost, insurance and freight (CIF) prices on some imported steel products from Vietnam, the Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.

MANILA (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN) - At the Senate public services committee hearing, ABS-CBN Corp. on Monday apologized to President Rodrigo Duterte for airing an advertisement critical of him.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka Muslim Congress adopts resolution to renounce proposal to repeal the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act. The proposal contains amendments to the Act including the legal age for a Muslim marriage.