BANGKOK: Thailand’s prime minister is confident the country will receive more than 30 million foreign tourist arrivals this year as the economically vital tourism sector gathers steam, a government spokesperson said on Tuesday (Feb 7). Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed relevant agencies to facilitate visitors with travel and ensure
SHANGHAI: Marvel’s superheroes began their return to China’s massive movie market after an apparent ban of nearly four years on Tuesday, with fans streaming into cinemas to watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Disney-owned studio’s hugely popular franchises have been absent from Chinese screens since 2019, with no explanation. Marvel
TAIPEI: Taiwan will speed up the development of drones for military use taking into account the lessons of the war in Ukraine and the threat posed by China, the island’s defence ministry said on Tuesday (Feb 7). Unmanned aircraft have played a crucial role on both sides since Russia launched
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JAKARTA: In preparation for the upcoming dry season, Indonesian authorities are looking to use “weather modification technology” to produce artificial rain that will help prevent peatland fires. According to state news agency Antara, Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) head Hartono said that the agency will work with the National
BENGALURU: India unveiled on Monday (Feb 6) its largest helicopter factory, which can turn out at least 1,000 aircraft a year, as part of a defence self-reliance push to counter China’s growing assertiveness. New Delhi also announced a double-digit increase in its annual defence budget last week with an eye
KATHMANDU: An aircraft that crashed in Nepal last month, killing more than 70 people on board, had no thrust motion in its engines in the final leg of its descent, a government-appointed panel investigating the accident said on Monday (Feb 6). The plane crashed just before landing in the tourist
Commercial satellite imagery has shown North Korean troops practising in formation in Pyongyang, and South Korea has also said it was monitoring increased related activities. The military meeting also follows North Korea on Thursday condemning drills by the United States and its allies, saying they have reached an “extreme red-line”