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Japan plans more proactive role in Asian security

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 04:25

Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Friday that his country would play a larger role in promoting peace in Asia, and called for the rule of law to be upheld in the region.

Singapore Min hopes Modi govt to make positive policy changes

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 17:34

Expectations are running high that the newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janata Party government will embark on positive policy changes and take India forward on path of development and growth, a Singapore Minister said.

China hits out at ASEAN for backing Vietnam in SCS conflict

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 17:14

China on Monday lashed out at the ASEAN for backing Vietnam over tensions in the South China Sea sparked by Beijing`s deployment of an oil rig in disputed waters and asked the 10-member grouping to stay neutral to avoid "detrimental" impact on bilateral ties.

India calls for strong maritime connectivity with ASEAN

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 23:02

India on Monday stressed the need for strengthening of maritime connectivity with Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and called for an `open sky policy` on quid pro quo basis to increase trade with ASEAN.

India need not worry too much about SCS tensions: China

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 15:53

Irked by India voicing its concern over the tensions in the South China Sea, China today said Indian people need "not worry too much" about the issue.

Economy, global issues discussed at 24th Asean Summit

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 22:26

Bridging inequality, tackling regional disputes and pushing the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) forward on its integration deadline remained the focus at the two-day 24th Summit that concluded in Myanmar Sunday.

Sea row dominates Southeast Asian summit

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10:53

Southeast Asian leaders met Sunday for a historic summit in former pariah Myanmar overshadowed by soaring tensions in the South China Sea and growing fears over Beijing`s territorial assertions.

ASEAN expresses `serious concerns` over China sea spats

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 01:15

Southeast Asia`s regional bloc voiced alarm on Saturday over escalating tensions in the South China Sea after members Vietnam and Philippines squared off against Beijing in the disputed waters.

Philippines` Aquino says ASEAN must tackle China sea claims

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 18:11

Philippine President Benigno Aquino today urged fellow Southeast Asian leaders to face up to the threat posed by China`s contentious claims to most of the South China Sea as they headed to a regional summit.

Leaders arrive in Myanmar for ASEAN summit

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 15:44

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have started arriving in Myanmar Saturday to attend meetings that will focus on many issues including Thailand`s political crisis, an official said.

Thai PM to promote her country as democratic state

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 20:17

Thai acting Premier Yingluck Shinawatra will reassure the ASEAN community next week that Thailand remains a democratic state despite an internal political conflict.

US to enhance security cooperation with new Indian government

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 10:16

Describing security cooperation with India as "a central element of the broad US-India strategic partnership", the US says it looks forward to working closely with the next Indian government to build on it.