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139 entries from Pakistan on UN’s updated terror list

The United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) consolidated list of terrorist individuals and entities has a record 139 entries from Pakistan. The list with 257 individuals and 82 entities flags names from Al Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri to Lashkar-e-Toeba’s (LeT) Hafiz Saeed. The list was updated last week. Al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s heir apparent, tops the list. […]

Twenty four houses rebuilt for Orang Rimba

The Indonesian Military (TNI) has said it is rebuilding 24 houses for the Suku Anak Dalam tribe, or Orang Rimba, in Pelakar Jaya village, Pemenang district, Merangin regency, Jambi. The construction project, which kicked off on Wednesday, is part of the TNI’s community service program called TNI Manunggal Membangun Desa (TMMD) in Merangin regency. The […]

Starbucks Indonesia operator sees sales boost from spending

PT Mitra Adiperkasa, the Indonesian operator of global brands including Starbucks, Zara as well as Marks & Spencer, is predicting that a recovery in consumer spending will sustain its highest revenue growth in three years. The retailer forecasts a revenue increase of 15 percent for a second year as consumers splurge more on Inditex SA’s […]

Main Moscow airport misses World Cup runway deadline: report

Moscow’s busiest airport will not receive a crucial new runway in time for the World Cup, a report said on Thursday, dealing a blow to President Vladimir Putin’s prestige event. The Rosaviatsiya state aviation agency has informed the transport minister that the Sheremetyevo airport project would not be ready by the June 14 kickoff, the […]

Five sectors backbone for fourth industrial revolution, Jokowi says

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has pledged to prepare five sectors to be developed for the fourth industrial revolution. Also referred to as Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution refers to the enhanced connectivity and digitization of the manufacturing sector. “The five industries are food and beverage, textiles, automotive, electronics and chemicals,” Jokowi said during the […]

Indonesia’s largest lab exhibition opened

LabIndonesia 2018, the largest laboratory and scientific analytical equipment and technology expo in Indonesia, was officially opened on April 4 by Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir. The trade exhibition, organized by PT ITE Exhibitions Indonesia and ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), is being held for three days from April 4 to […]

Netflix series shows ‘necessary’ Philippine drug war: Director

The deadly drug war waged by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to be dramatized in the first Netflix series by award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, who says the internationally-condemned crackdown is “necessary”. “Amo”, which premieres April 9, is about a high school student who starts selling crystal meth and ends up tangled in a nightmarish world […]