Venezuela mulls letting private firms operate state oilfields

Venezuelan officials have met in recent months with small domestic oilfield contractors to propose letting them operate fields owned by state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) while pocketing part of the proceeds, six people with knowledge of the talks told Reuters news agency.

Thailand mulls tougher curbs amid fears of second COVID wave

Authorities recommend tighter restrictions on businesses and people’s movements in 28 provinces, including capital Bangkok. Health authorities in Thailand have recommended tougher restrictions on businesses and people’s movements in 28 provinces, including the capital, Bangkok, as the number of new coronavirus cases

US mulls COVID tests for more international travellers: report

New requirements could require US citizens travelling from abroad to test negative within three days before departure. The United States government could expand coronavirus requirements for travellers beyond the United Kingdom as early as next week, sources briefed on the matter told

China mulls new rules on foreigners' to 'prohibit religious extremism'

Those faiths — Chinese Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism — are supervised by official organizations such as the Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement or the Buddhist Association of China, which are in turn overseen by the ruling Communist Party’s powerful United Front Work