Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Thursday, April 16, 2015
JAKARTA, April 16, 2015 (AFP) - Indonesia on Thursday introduced a ban on small retailers selling most alcoholic drinks, the latest move to curb drinking in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, despite opposition from the industry and in tourism hotspots.
The ban restricts the sale of beer and pre-mixed drinks -- such as spirits with soft drinks -- to large supermarkets only, outlawing sales in the country's 16,000 mini marts and 55,000 other small shops. Hotels, restaurants and bars are unaffected.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's deal with pro-Russian rebels on MH17 caps an official response to the disaster that is being hailed at home as a swift and clear counterpoint to the government's widely mocked reaction to the disappearance of MH370.
Friday, June 13, 2014
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SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 13, 2014 (AFP) — Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.
Brazil had a disastrous start when defender Marcelo found his own net while trying to clear a low cross by Ivica Olic in the 11th minute, but Neymar then showed why the nation’s high hopes are all pinned on him.
Monday, September 9, 2013
The first democratically elected president of the Maldives, who was ousted last year in what he called a
Monday, September 2, 2013
All four candidates contesting the presidential elections slated for this Saturday have highlighted the
During Sunday's presidential debate organised by the state run Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Maldives National University, all candidates agreed on strengthening the tourism and fishing industry.
Incumbent President Mohamed Waheed Hassan who is seeking re-election as an independent candidate stressed that in addition to developing tourism, the capacity to process fish is vital to boosting the fishing industry.