President Barack Obama hailed the signing of one of the biggest trade deals in history, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would give the United States an advantage over other leading economies, namely China.
The report 'Adolescents: Under the Radar in the Asia-Pacific AIDS Response', published by the Asia-Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations, which includes UNICEF and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS warned that the AIDS epidemic cannot be ended as a public health threat by 2030 without tackling the issue of adolescents.
Business leaders in the Asia-Pacific are losing confidence in their revenue prospects because of China's cooling economy and perceived higher risks in emerging markets, a survey released Monday showed.
India on Wednesday called for the early conclusion of a code of conduct by consensus for the strategic South China Sea as defence ministers of Asia-Pacific met here amid rising assertiveness by China in the disputed waters.
The US is unable to discard its outdated Cold War mentality, said a commentary in Xinhua news agency, which added that China and the US must not allow the Asia Pacific region to "retrogress into a destructive wrestling ring".
The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China`s rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Wednesday.
Indian travellers are the most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific and are opting for picturesque destinations like Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Switzerland and Japan, says a survey conducted by global travel search company Skyscanner.
Asia-Pacific ministers today vowed to counter violent extremism promoted by jihadist groups such as Islamic State at a two-day regional summit in Sydney, with Australia's Attorney-General saying their goal was to build societies resilient to terrorism.
There were a few fissures but no major cracks apparent in FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s bedrock of Asia-Pacific support as officials began returning to the region from the annual congress of soccer`s world governing body over the weekend.
Secret negotiations on international trade deals threaten human rights, and the inclusion of provisions that would allow companies to sue states appears to violate human rights law, an independent United Nations expert said on Thursday.
Describing India and Singapore as integral part of the regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, President Pranab Mukherjee said India is looking forward to embark upon a larger role in the region with Singapore as its gateway to ASEAN.
China on Monday launched its first cruise liner to sail via its ambitious transcontinental initiative Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on its maiden voyage during which it will visit three South-East Asian nations including Malaysia and Vietnam.
The White House released its first National Security Strategy since 2010 with President Barack Obama saying as part of its rebalance to Asia and the Pacific, the US was "primed to unlock the potential of its relationship with India."
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.
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.