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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Cambodia charges Thai worker for spying on Thaksin

2009-11-14 CAMBODIAN police said yesterday they had charged a Thai man with spying on fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, further inflaming a diplomatic crisis between the neighbouring countries.The spy row blew up as Thaksin played a round of golf with...

Suu Kyi's lawyers file detention appeal

2009-11-14 LAWYERS for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday they had lodged an appeal against her house arrest with the Supreme Court but expected no rapid decision.The 64-year-old Nobel peace laureate was sentenced in August to three...

Philippine ruling party nominates actor Manzano for vice presidency

2009-11-14 PHILIPPINE President Gloria Arroyo's preferred successor on Friday announced a film and TV star as his running mate for next year's presidential elections in a bid to boost his struggling campaign.Defence Secretary Gilberto Teodoro paraded actor and...

ASIA NEWS IN BRIEF

2009-11-14 Mumbai still terror targetMUMBAI: Mumbai is still a target for extremists nearly one year on from a deadly strike by Islamist gunmen, a senior police chief said yesterday, welcoming improvements in security but calling for more to be done. "...

Obama asked to address Asean Human rights issues

2009-11-14 BARACK OBAMA must address "rampant" rights abuses in Myanmar and across Southeast Asia during the first summit between a US president and regional leaders this weekend, campaigners said yesterday."Obama should use his first trip to Southeast Asia as...

Apec photo shoot put off to accommodate President Obama

2009-11-14 APEC Organising Committee yesterday postponed its Leaders Photo-Taking Session to November 15 as US President Barack Obama's arrival got delayed.Following the officials informed the Apec Organising Committee that Obama will arrive in Singapore late...

Obama faces strains in Japan

2009-11-14 US PRESIDENT Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo yesterday for a summit where the two allies were to seek to put strained security ties on a firmer footing as they adjust to a rising China set to overtake Japan as the world's No 2 economy.Tokyo is the...

Obama eyes compromise strategy on Afghanistan

2009-11-14 PRESIDENT Barack Obama is leaning towards a compromise strategy on troops to Afghanistan, officials said, amid a fierce debate over whether more soldiers should be sent to back up Kabul's flawed government.Defence Secretary Robert Gates said...

Friday, 13 November 2009

Hu highlights China’s success story at Apec CEO Summit

2009-11-13 The name says it all: “Rebuilding the Global Economy: Crisis and Opportunity.” This is the theme of the Apec CEO Summit taking place in Singapore. And there is no one more qualified to address this subject than President Hu Jintao of...

M'sia, Indonesia vow to mend ties

2009-11-13 MALAYSIA and Indonesia vowed yesterday to overcome a series of disputes that have soured their relationship, including maid abuse and territorial conflicts."Surely there will be differences in opinion between us occasionally," Indonesian President...

Two Koreas blame each other for naval clash

2009-11-13 NORTH KOREA accused South Korea's military yesterday of staging a naval clash this week to raise tensions on the peninsula, and said it would pay dearly for the provocation.Each side has blamed the other for Tuesday's brief but fierce exchange of...

ASIA NEWS IN BRIEF

2009-11-13 Giant iceberg heads towards NZSYDNEY: A giant iceberg twice the length of Beijing's "Bird's Nest" Stadium has been spotted floating off Australia and could be headed for New Zealand, scientists said on Thursday. The ice chunk, measuring...

Japan pledges US$5b on Afghanistan, Pakistan

2009-11-13 THE United States welcomed Wednesday a commitment by Japan to give five billion dollars of aid to Afghanistan and to implement quickly an earlier pledge to Pakistan.Japan's announcement on Tuesday came just ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit...

Maoists hold mass protest in Nepal capital

2009-11-13 THOUSANDS of Maoist activists took to the streets of Nepal's capital yesterday for one of the biggest anti-government protests since the former rebels lost power in May.Chanting "Down with the puppet government" and waving red flags, the...

America pledges strong alliance with Philippines

2009-11-13 US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton vowed yesterday to maintain a strong alliance with the Philippines as it fights Islamist militants who officials say are now using Iraq-style tactics.Clinton's two-day visit came amid a backdrop of persistent...

Clinton urges Karzai to weed out corruption

2009-11-13 US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday to show he was trying to weed out corruption, warning graft was at the heart of his government's woes."We are looking for measures of accountability and...

Australian PM vows to end racial attacks

2009-11-13 AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, on an official visit to New Delhi, vowed Thursday to take all possible action to end allegedly racial attacks on Indian students in Melbourne and Sydney.A series of assaults since May have strained ties between...

US, Myanmar leaders may cross paths at Asean

2009-11-13 US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has no plans for talks with Myanmar's leaders on the sidelines of a weekend Asian summit, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the opportunity might arise for her or Obama to meet them.Leaders of the reclusive...

Five troops killed in Pakistan offensive

2009-11-13 FIVE Pakistani troops were killed in an exchange of heavy fire as militants put up stiff resistance to a military offensive in the northwest tribal region, the army said yesterday.The fighting erupted as troops trying to clear Taliban fighters from...

Two pilots killed in Vietnam fighter jet crash

2009-11-13 A VIETNAMESE MiG-21 fighter jet crashed yesterday in the north of the country, killing the two pilots, a military source said. "The accident occurred around 14.00 after a very strong explosion," the officer from the Yen Bai provincial...

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