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Pakistan's UN Ambassador Making a Difference as Asia Rises in 'New World Order'

Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's ambassador to the UN since 2015, brought with her a unique background in academia, journalism and diplomacy. With Asia itself on the rise as both an economic and political power, this multi-faceted background is proving essential to navigating the complex seas of influence within the United Nations.

SecureSKYE Provides Data Mining Opportunities for the Connected Car Industry

Trillium, Inc., a global provider of automotive IoT cybersecurity solutions with primary headquarters in Japan and a second office in the United States, just introduced SecureSKYE, a data mining and analytics solutions for the transportation industry -- that works by creating a comprehensive, dynamically updated profile of the car and its driver.

Lenovo Enters Home Voice Assistant Market with 'Turing Robot'

With a major announcement in Shanghai on July 20, global computer and smartphone maker Lenovo has announced its plans to enter the home voice assistant market. Lenovo's entry is called Smart Cast+, a concept product featuring 'Turing Robot' as its answer to Apple's HomePod with Siri, Amazon's Alexa-driven products and Google Home.

C.banner Acquires 45.78 Percent of EtonKids Educational Group

Hong Kong based C.banner International Holdings Limited, a major integrated retailer and producer of a major mid-to-premium footwear brand within China, just announced it has agreed to acquire just under half of all shares of China-based EtonKids Educational Group Limited.

Indonesia Orders Hizbut Islamic Group Disbanded

Hizbut, a conservative Islamic organization which is backing the replacement of Indonesia's pluralist democracy with a Sharia-based caliphate, has been ordered disbanded immediately by Indonesian government officials. For many this is seen as in violation of freedoms of expression and association, rights fought for after Suharto's dictatorship ended in 1998.

Survey Shows Australians' Willingness to Use IoT Devices Increasing Rapidly

Australians are quickly warming to the idea of using internet-connected devices, like a smart home virtual assistant or connected refrigerator, according to new research commissioned by Visa. The percentage willing to do that is over one-fourth of the population (at 29%), versus only 12 percent in a survey conducted in September 2016.

'Just for Laughs' and 'Strut and Fret' Join Forces to Bring Even More Laughter

Just for Laughs, producer of the wildly successful Montreal-based Just for Laughs Festival, just announced a partnership with Strut & Fret Production House, the creators of the biggest comedy festival in Australia, the Garden of Unerathly Delights. Together they bring out a total of almost 3 million festivalgoers every year.

JMU Partners With 2 Others On E-Commerce for China Food and Beverages Industry

Shanghai Zhongmin Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd., an affiliated entity of JMU Limited, a major B2B online e-commerce platform for China's foodservice industry, announced that it, Nippon ACCESS Inc. and TANSH Global Food Group Co., Limited, have signed a strategic partnership agreement for business development in the China food and Beverage market.

Saudi Air Navigation Services Signs MOU to Develop Space-Based Surveillance

Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), Saudi Arabia's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) and manager of one of the largest and busiest Middle East airspaces, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aireon of Virginia. The MOU covers a concept of operations for space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), as an additional layer of surveillance.

Tantech Holdings Ltd. Acquires Suzhou E Motors

Suzhou E Motors Co., Ltd., a specialty electric vehicles and power batteries manufacturer based in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, has sold a 70% equity interest in its company to Tantech Holdings Ltd. of China, an alternative energy company specializing in the use of bamboo-based charcoal products.

Youth Population Surges in Arab Region, Brings Record Unemployment

The Arab region's unprecedented youth population growth is, along with the changing nature of the region's economies, creating huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates with more than half of all regional jobless, inadequate education and health services, particularly among young women.

Dubai Future Accelerators Program 2017 Opens for Applications

The Dubai Future Foundation just announced it is accepting applications to join the third cycle of its flagship Dubai Future Accelerators program. The program focuses on building partnerships and developing regulatory friendly environments that support deep technology start-ups with the potential to radically improve the world.