The two leaders are to hold video talks on Friday, with security, trade, the coronavirus and climate change all likely to be discussed.
The UK Chanceller has had a stellar rise, but Downing Street won’t be handed to him on a plate. Tricky questions face the ‘Maharajah of the Yorkshire Dales’, from his loyalty to Johnson to immigration.
The Securities Commission has shifted its stance on its probe into the stock-trading controversy, undermining Azam Baki’s claim that it was his brother who made purchases at centre of the saga.
Tokyo has been expanding military ties with Britain, Germany and Australia while France has strategic interests in several island territories in the region.
The name, meaning ‘archipelago’ was chosen by President Widodo to underline diversity, but some point out it also has links to a once all-conquering empire.
Azam Baki may have escaped censure from the Securities Commission over claims of improper stock trading, but the news will only rile his opponents who are planning to protest this weekend.
Arken Arystanov made the comments at a press briefing organised by Kazakhstan’s mission to Singapore.
This is the second petition against Ferdinand Marcos Jnr to be thrown out. Five more are pending – including one claiming he is an impostor and that the real Bongbong died years ago.
Kim Keon-hee’s comments – meant to highlight scandals dogging the ruling Democratic Party – backfire as she claims ‘conservatives make sure they pay’.
As the junta’s bloody crackdown on dissent intensifies, experts and advocates call on Chinese firms to take a more ethical approach and withdraw their investments.
Elections in five states begin next month and as the opposition prepares for a fight, analysts say any losses for the BJP won’t bode well for the 2024 national election.
Experts agree reducing foreign interference and ensuring national security are essential. But will surveillance end up crimping innovation and competitiveness?
New Delhi is in talks with Indonesia and Vietnam to sell them the supersonic cruise missiles jointly developed with Russia, as part of a broader move to bolster its influence in the Indo-Pacific.
Malaysian facilitator Abdul Rahim Noor says it could take two years for the Thai government and separatists to come to an agreement.
Noeleen Heyzer held talks with Asean’s current chair, Cambodian leader Hun Sen, amid signs of turmoil within the bloc over dealing with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing.
Driving Tokyo’s nuclear ambitions are both a need to reduce carbon emissions and secure domestic energy sources in case of a geopolitical crisis.
Cambodia’s chairmanship of the Southeast Asian bloc is off to a rocky start as differences deepen over how to engage the junta in the post-coup country.
Voyages near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea held ‘political meaning’, experts say, and were legal but might not have met the criteria of ‘freedom of navigation’ patrols.
With Omicron cases surging, PM Scott Morrison faces a dilemma: allow ‘novax’ to remain and be seen as soft on borders; or throw him out and be seen as a ‘joke’.