US will not tolerate navigation restrictions in South China Sea: Kerry
US will not tolerate navigation restrictions in South China Sea: Kerry

Washington will not tolerate any navigation restrictions in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday at a regional security meeting dominated by tensions over Beijing`s island building.

Kerry voices concern to China over South China Sea: US official
Kerry voices concern to China over South China Sea: US official

China has sparked alarm in the region by expanding tiny reefs and constructing military posts to reinforce its claims over the strategic waters, which are believed to sit atop vast gas deposits.

China wants no talk of South China Sea at ASEAN meeting

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said on Monday the disputed South China Sea should not be discussed at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).


ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said today.

Philippines wants India at ''head table'' to tackle China's maritime moves

Worried at China fast usurping contested islets in the South China Sea, the Philippines has urged India to "be at the head table" in regional forums to ensure that Beijing adheres to international maritime laws.

Ban welcomes growing engagement of China, India
Ban welcomes growing engagement of China, India

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he welcomes the "growing global prominence and engagement" of the UN's "close partners" China and India, as the Asia-Pacific region rises as a centre of dynamism and influence.

World bends, stretches, twists to mark first International Yoga Day
World bends, stretches, twists to mark first International Yoga Day

Tens of thousands yoga enthusiasts around the world on Sunday took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures in a symbol of universality of the ancient Indian spiritual practice as they marked the maiden International Day of Yoga.

PM Modi carries big industrialists cum coffers on foreign tour: Congress

Congress on Sunday hit back at Narendra Modi over his "suitcase" riposte to Rahul Gandhi's "suit boot ki sarkar" jibe, with senior party leader Digvijaya Singh accusing the Prime Minister of carrying "tijori" (coffer) in the form of "big industrialists" during his foreign tours.

'ASEAN important part of India's Asia-Pacific vision'

ASEAN is an important part of India's vision of an open, inclusive and rules-based security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region where disputes are resolved through dialogue and not unilateral show of force, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said today.

NDRF to participate in ASEAN event in China and Malaysia

A 14-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will travel to China and Malaysia later this month to participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum disaster relief exercise-2015.

Cambodia says ASEAN should stay out of South China Sea fracas

Cambodia threw its support on Thursday behind China`s position on settling South China Sea disputes, arguing that territorial conflicts should be tackled between claimants and not involve the regional ASEAN grouping.

China says Philippines violating South China Sea code

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with its building work on disputed islets, firing back again after repeated criticism of China`s own construction work.

Chinese actions `may undermine peace` in S. China Sea: ASEAN

Chinese island-building efforts "may undermine peace, security and stability" in the disputed South China Sea, said a statement by Southeast Asian leaders meeting for a summit on Monday.

China`s island-building to loom large at SE Asia summit

China`s creation of new island footholds in contested seas will hover over a Southeast Asian summit that has become an annual test of the region`s nerve in standing up to its massive neighbour.

Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea: Draft

A Southeast Asian summit will urge "self-restraint" in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said on Friday.

India boosts ASEAN engagement with dedicated mission

India on Wednesday expressed its readiness to bolster cooperation with ASEAN in collectively addressing the "traditional and non-traditional" security challenges facing the region as it formally inaugurated a dedicated mission for the 10-member bloc here.

'Shocked' I am in TIME's influential people list: AirAsia chief

Learning that I was among the world's most influential people was shocking at first and an humbling experience, says no-frills carrier AirAsia's CEO Tony Fernandes.

Chinese hackers target Southeast Asia, India: Researchers
Chinese hackers target Southeast Asia, India: Researchers

Hackers, most likely from China, have been spying on governments and businesses in Southeast Asia and India uninterrupted for a decade, researchers at internet security company FireEye Inc said.

US supports India's aspiration to become leading power: Richard Verma

America welcomes India's constructive leadership on global challenges and supports its aspiration to become a leading power, a top US diplomat said.

Asean defence ministers reiterate joint efforts to fight Islamic State

 Defence ministers of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) agreed on Monday to cooperate in tackling the grave security threat from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.