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  1. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 24, 2012

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The speech was to be aired on the government's official interactive portal as well as the website of ABS-CBN television. AFP   Suu Kyi's ambition is to see nation of hope NEW YORK - Myanmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has expressed a wish that her country will complete its transition to democracy and become a nation of hope. "I came today to thank you all and to ask ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... China. Addressing the fundamental issue of accommodating a rising China must wait for another occasion. Asian nations like the Philippines and Vietnam have welcomed the US rebalancing, given ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says more are seeing China, rather than the US, in that role While Asia won't be ruled, it is in need of leadership At their California summit, President Xi ...

  3. South Asian nations urge joint action to fight terrorism

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo South Asian leaders wrapping up a summit in the Sri Lankan capital called for joint action against terrorism and more regional trade, according to a draft ... their 'peace, stability and security'. Leaders agreed to implement a regional trade pact - signed in 1995 but never fully implemented - 'in letter and in spirit' to ensure a free flow ...

  4. Nation revels in cricket feverNation revels in cricket fever

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... spectacle featuring an aerial cricket match, the national team also secured a memorable first time, two-wicket win over England. 'Cricket is very important to our nation and we are very pleased ... Chris Davis Many countries are passionate about sport, but there are few places where cricket is as much a symbol of achievement as in Bangladesh. The nation's co-hosting ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Military the weakest link in US 'pivot' to Asia

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by TREFOR MOSS

    ... to deliver the enhanced Asia-Pacific security that its Asian friends are hoping for. What they will find, to their great disappointment, is a worrying disconnect between the US' growing military ... the "fiscal cliff", triggering a second round of deep budget cuts. For the Defence Department, this exercise in national self-harm will mean a second US$500 billion hit. These extra cuts, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must resist pull of nationalism

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... the incident, the US confirmed that the disputed islands are specifically covered by the Treaty of Mutual Co-operation and Security between the United States and Japan, which obliges the US to defend ... Kevin Rafferty fears the dangerous escalation of tensions over territorial rows in regional seas Asian leaders must resist the pull of nationalism to seek practical solutions The recent ...

  7. Yemen's security challenge tests China's foreign policy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese nationals, even as Libya's oil exports, including those to China, were disrupted and international oil prices soared. Still, this is not the China of old. And the country's navy ... attacks in or near the strait. This matters for China. Most of the country's US$355 billion worth of trade with Europe travels through Bab al-Mandeb. Europe now buys as much from China ...

  8. No nation should be exempt from justice

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years, US troops on United Nations peacekeeping missions have enjoyed a privileged status- immunity from international war crimes prosecutions. In order to secure an extension of this immunity, the US needed a new UN Security Council resolution. But it could not count on getting the nine votes required and so conceded defeat. This was a rare example of the council standing up to its ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Gillard leads delegation to Beijing in bid to put Australia at centre of Asia

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Gillard out to boost trade, and nation’s role in Asia Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will lead a heavyweight team to China today touting not just ... "I'll be promoting our trade and economic interests and sharing perspectives on global and regional economic and security challenges," Gillard said. She will meet President Xi Jinping ...

  10. US groups accused of backing separatists

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rebiya Kadeer, hinting that some government agencies and the US Congress may have channelled money to her organisation. Its US-based correspondent wrote on the paper's website ... her first press conference about the crisis on Monday at the National Press Club with the support of the NED, which receives backing from Congress through the US State Department. Zhou Dunren, ...




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