Modi in Fiji: The marching Elephant & the flying dragon

Located in the heart of Pacific Ocean, Fiji, had it never so good in terms of international diplomacy as this week, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping coming over to strengthen bilateral ties and further their stakes in Oceania.

Asia's security must not be based on ''intimidation'': Obama
Asia's security must not be based on ''intimidation'': Obama

Security in the Asia-Pacific region must depend on international law and the peaceful resolution of disputes, not on "intimidation", US President Barack Obama said Saturday ahead of the G20 summit here, media reported.

APEC leaders seek free trade progress at annual summit

Asia-Pacific leaders gather Tuesday for the climax of their annual summit with region-wide free trade the key focus as they try to narrow differing views on how to achieve it.

Asia-Pacific rebalance to remain top priority for Obama

Ahead of President Obama's sixth trip to the Asia-Pacific region and his second this year one of his top aide has said the "Asia-Pacific rebalance" is going to be the top foreign policy priority of the Administration in the remaining two years.

US highlights importance of military engagement in Asia-Pacific

The US needs to remain closely engaged militarily with its Asian and Pacific allies, especially at a time when the region is watching with concern Russia`s behaviour toward neighbouring Ukraine, the country`s top Air Force commander for the Asia-Pacific region said Monday.

US will not be diverted from Asia: Obama

US President Barack Obama said Sunday that foreign policy crises elsewhere and domestic political strife would not distract America`s attention from a rising Asia.

India for building security architecture in Asia-Pacific: Menon

India is working with China, Japan as well as with its neighbours and friends to build a "security architecture" in the strategic Asia-Pacific region to help create an environment of development and prosperity, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said.

Asia-Pacific cities first to usher in New Year

In Sydney, the fireworks will be launched from four sails of Sydney Opera House for the first time in more than a decade.

Indonesia tightens security for APEC summit

Indonesia, the host for this year`s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, has tightened security on Bali Island, where the two-day summit will be held from Monday, as more leaders arrived.

Putin, Obama may discuss Syria next week in Bali: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama may discuss the Syria crisis on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit next week in Bali, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday.

Australian PM says warships could be moved north

Australia is seen as a critical pillar in the US "pivot" to Asia and the rebalancing of its military strategy.

US wants to hasten emergence of Asia-Pacific order: Biden

The US wants to hasten emergence of an Asia-Pacific order that delivers prosperity for all the nations involved, US Vice President Joe Biden has said.

`US focused on defending itself, allies in Asia-Pacific`

The US is deploying missile defence systems in Asia Pacific region to defend itself and allies against threat from North Korea, a top Pentagon official has said.

`Situation in Asia-Pacific becoming more and more difficult`

The visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the US President Barack Obama that the security environment in the Asia-Pacific region is becoming "more and more difficult".

Leon Panetta focused on job right now: Pentagon

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta is focused on his job right now, and not on his "personal future", the Pentagon has said.

`China must strengthen its nuclear capabilities`

US intelligence agencies have reportedly monitored at least three strategic missile tests by China`s Second Artillery Corps since late July.

China willing to promote military ties with US

China is willing to work with the US to properly handle their differences, a senior Chinese Army officer has said.

`US-led war games detrimental to Asia-Pacific stability`

US warships and fighter jets have participated in almost 20 war games in the Asia-Pacific region in the past 7 months.

Romney ropes in Indian to reach Asian American

Akshay Desai has been made one of the seven national co-chairs of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Mitt Romney community.

`US strategy in Asia-Pacific not to contain China`

The US strategy and re-balancing of its forces in the Asia-Pacific region is not intended to contain China, a top Pentagon commander said.