Asia-Pacific Digest: Russia's first Islamic bank and Su-35 in Indonesia

Officials have created a task force charged with implementing Islamic Banking in the country.

Officials have created a task force charged with implementing Islamic Banking in the country.

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Articles and features about Nepal being granted SCO dialogue partner status, Russian cars entering the Vietnamese market, and Moscow's role in toppling the Khmer Rouge were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

Su-35 gives new edge to Indonesian air power

Developed to take on stealth aircraft, the Super Flanker will boost the Indonesian Air Force’s air defence and power projection capabilities.

Nepal granted SCO dialogue partner status

March 22, 2016 INTERFAXRBTH
Kathmandu to be part of SCO’s regional security initiatives.

Russia's first Islamic bank to open in Kazan

March 22, 2016 GLEB FEDOROVRBTH
The new institution will start operations on March 24.

When Moscow helped topple the Khmer Rouge

March 19, 2016 AJAY KAMALAKARANRBTH
While backing the People’s Republic of Kampuchea, Moscow helped rebuild the country that was destroyed by the Khmer Rouge. Russia was also one of the main initiators of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which brought lasting peace to the nation.

Japanese banks to provide loan of $900 mln to Sakhalin-1

March 24, 2016 INTERFAXRBTH
The proceeds will be used to finance the Odoptu Field Stage-2 development.

Russia, China to work together to minimize North Korea risks

March 22, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Moscow, Beijing to ensure that provisions of UNSC resolutions are observed.

Russian cars, buses to be made in Vietnam

March 22, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Gaz and Kamaz will be given a duty-free import quota by Vietnam.

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