Compared to some of its neighbours, Bangladesh is in good economic shape and the country is increasingly being viewed as an emerging middle power, observers say.
The Labor Party, led by career politician Anthony Albanese, is on track to beat the coalition although its ability to form a majority government remains uncertain.
A joint statement from Biden and South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol, said they were committed to promoting stability across the Taiwan Strait, but did not mention China.
From Sri Lanka to Nepal and Pakistan, South Asian nations are grappling with separate challenges, giving major powers an opportunity to extend aid in return for further influence, analysts say.
Crucial summit comes amid mounting geopolitical challenges, including growing security threats from North Korea, the ongoing Russian war on Ukraine, and the escalating rivalry between the US and China.
Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s appointment as envoy to Jakarta comes as a surprise given his penchant for controversy over his three terms as a parliamentarian.
A ministry survey found that nearly two-thirds of respondents wanted Tokyo to talk tough on territorial issues, while some 57 per cent urged China to ‘respect human rights, freedom, democracy and the rule of law’.
A Liberal MP who mixed up two Asian candidates, then refused to apologise, has been ridiculed on social media as the ruling coalition trails in the polls.
Sun Haiyan, a longtime member of the International Liaison Department, is China’s 12th ambassador to Singapore.
The deal would mark the first time in 70 years that Tokyo has signed a major defence project with a country other than the United States, a decision that analysts suggest indicates Japan’s desire to build stronger political and security alliances with more like-minded nations.
The US President will seek to deepen security cooperation with both allies and encourage them to press further sanctions on Russia amid the Ukraine war.
Jinshiro Motoyama has been on a hunger strike demanding the immediate termination of work on the new base at Henoko and a reduction in the total number of US bases in Okinawa.
While both the ruling Liberal coalition and opposition Labor parties are talking tough on Beijing, analysts say the latter may adopt a ‘less provocative’ brand of diplomacy.
Opinion polls suggest Anthony Albanese’s Labor party is ahead of incumbent PM Scott Morrison’s ruling conservative coalition, but surveys have not been a good predictor of election outcomes.
Asian-Australian candidates running for election in a country with less political diversity than Canada, Britain or New Zealand discuss the xenophobia they face and the issues that matter
The Labor Party has accused the government of inconsistency over the island chain’s security pact with China, with its talk of both ‘red lines’ and respect for sovereignty ahead of the May 21 election.
Najib Razak, who is on bail appealing a 12-year jail sentence, has often avoided debates but this time took part in a 90-minute stand-off with seasoned orator Anwar Ibrahim.
Made-in-Russia equipment, once perceived as cheap but reliable, has taken a hit to its reputation because of poor battlefield performance by the country’s forces in Ukraine.
Australians head to the polls very soon, yet they’ve still not heard proper debates or long-term solutions to the many issues their country faces. How can it be more productive, without China, as relations deteriorate, and what about climate change and racism?
Some supporters of Robredo are fed-up with being taunted by Marcos fans following his election victory and vowed to cut off financial support to their pro-Bongbong relatives and friends.