MALANG, East Java (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - A three-day international forum on moderate Islam, attended by hundreds of domestic and global religious leaders, wrapped up in Malang, East Java on Wednesday, with a message about the importance of promoting a peaceful Islam to combat radicalism worldwide.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The One Belt, One Road development strategy and framework have become a bridge to connect China and other countries around the world in several fields of cooperation including trade and investment.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A Thai transformer-maker is confident of a boost to its business in Laos after the Asean Economic Community (AEC) comes into effect.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The National Chamber of Industry and Commerce in cooperation with the Department of Investment Promotion, UNDP on Wednesday discussed and commented on the draft of the Lao PDR’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting tool.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The vendors of Saphan Lek Market have been swept aside so the canal they buried can serve its intended purpose.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The United States Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for the world's first genetically engineered salmon to reach dinner plates. But the creator may not get royalties because the patent expired five years ago.

HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) - Wins by young activists in HK local polls seen as coming-out party of new political force

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Critics fear that appointed senators have no connection with the people while there is a higher chance of getting better qualified senators through appointment.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Faith based prejudices in Pakistan deepened during Gen Ziaul Haq’s rule, and after the 9/11, reveals survey.

KARACHI (Dawn/ANN) - Unfortunately the latest joint economic commission session between Pakistan and Afghanistan ends without any breakthrough.