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The most closely fought election in Hong Kong's history attracted a record turnout on Sunday.
 
The Mongolian parliament had an irregular session start last week. The authorities concluded that the social, economic, and fiscal state of the country are difficult and in crisis mode.
 
Given that both sides seemingly went to pains to give the appearance of getting along while putting aside pending questions over China's high-handed maritime advances, this cannot be described as a relationship between responsible major powers.
 
The recent twin suicide attack in the heart of Kabul inside a high-security zone could further destabilize the Afghan government and raise fresh tensions in the already acrimonious Pak-Afghan relationship.
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Following a nod from the public to the new draft constitution last month, Thailand's regional and international profile has improved. For now, the country will spend the rest of the year fully engaged with global communities. It is also moving forward on a new path of consolidating its position in regional and international economic networks.
 
Military non-alignment might have ended with the Cold War meltdown, but some of its tenets still retain validity --and not for only sentimental reasons.
 
The legal debate in Pakistan over whether specified heinous crimes committed by civilian militants in the name of religion or sect can be tried by court martial or military tribunals was decided by the Supreme Court in favor of court martial in the "District Bar Association case" (2015).
 
U.S. President Barack Obama held an extensive bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last Saturday before the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
 
For many Thais, it is unjustified for the government to hold talks with MARA Patani, an umbrella organization of a group of Malay separatist organizations in the Muslim-majority southernmost border provinces.
 
Japan's Defense Ministry has allocated 5.1685 trillion yen in a budgetary request for fiscal 2017, up 2.3 percent from this fiscal year's initial request. Against the backdrop of military buildups in both China and North Korea, seeking such a spending increase for the fifth straight year is reasonable.
 
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