Brunei economy grew 2.4% in first quarter amid pandemic

Strong growth in the downstream sector has offset major revenue losses in the airline industry as Brunei’s economy expanded 2.4 percent in the first quarter of 2020. In its gross domestic product (GDP) report for Q1 2020, the Department of Economic Planning and Development stated that the air transport subsector plunged 21.8 percent following […]

New skirmishes erupt on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Border clashes erupted again early on Thursday between arch-foes Azerbaijan and Armenia, officials in both countries said, following a pause in fighting amid a flare-up over a decades-long territorial dispute. At least 16 people on both sides have been killed since border clashes erupted on Sunday between the ex-Soviet republics, which have […]

Chhattisgarh: 25 MLAs given positions in govt in last three days amid Rajasthan crisis

The Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government in Chhattisgarh has appointed 25 lawmakers for various posts in the state statutory bodies, including parliamentary secretaries, boards, and commissions over the last three days, in what appears to be a pre-emptive measure to fortify itself amid the party’s internal power struggle in Rajasthan. At […]