China proposes treaty with ASEAN over South China Sea dispute

Seeking to play down its maritime dispute over South China Sea with East Asian countries South China Sea, China will propose a treaty of friendship and cooperation with the 10-member ASEAN bloc.

New leadership to give importance to ties with India: Wen

China`s new leadership will accord great importance to relations with India, outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh during a meeting here on Monday.

PM Manmohan Singh to visit Cambodia on Sunday

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will travel to Cambodia on Sunday to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits.

Krishna meets Sultan of Brunei

Brunei has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the fifth richest nation in the world due to its extensive petroleum and natural gas fields.

SE Asia nations, China bring rift to ASEAN summit

The disputes in the S China Sea and N Korea`s planned rocket launch this month are top security worries to be featured in the summit.

High-level ASEAN meet in Delhi

Economic integration, non-traditional security challenge and evolving security will be discussed by South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) members in Delhi today.

Myanmar, UN discuss strengthening ties

Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin held talks with Ban Ki-moon during the East Asia Summit, a meeting of leaders from 18 countries, in Bali.

PM leaves for Bali, Singapore

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday left for a four-day trip to Bali, where he will attend the East Asia and the ASEAN summit, and Singapore where he will hold bilateral talks with the leadership of the city state.

Myanmar row, Thai-Cambodia spat cloud ASEAN summit

Until now, conflict resolution has been alien to the trade-focused group.

PM heads for Hanoi to attend ASEAN Summit

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh headed for hanoi to take part in the 17th ASEAN Summit and other related Summits that are scheduled for Friday.

ASEAN summit tackles Myanmar polls, regional integration

Southeast Asian leaders on Friday pressed troublesome member Myanmar to ensure its elections this year are fair and inclusive, at a summit focused on binding together the sprawling region.

Human rights should top Obama-ASEAN summit: HRW

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 on Friday.

Myanmar could ease Suu Kyi detention: Japanese official

Myanmar`s Prime Minister told Asian counterparts on Saturday that the ruling junta could relax the conditions of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi`s detention, a Japanese official said.

ASEAN vows to fight climate change, joins hands with India

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday issued a joint statement on climate change and adopted a declaration on strengthening education cooperation at the 15th ASEAN Summit.

Asian nations look to `lead world`

Asian leaders discussed plans at a major summit on Saturday to "lead the world" by forming an EU-style community, while urging action from pariah states North Korea and Myanmar.

Cambodian PM threatens to skip ASEAN summit over temple row

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said that he might skip a regional summit to be held in Thailand next month if a dispute over an ancient temple on the border between the two countries continues.