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Do you know where Asia's cleanest village is? - Read

Do you know where Asia's cleanest village is? - Read

Mawlynnong has a environmentally conscious village population to alomost zero tolerance for littering and throwing waste.

US committed to strong and active engagement in Asia: Donald Trump

The US is committed to its strong and active engagement in Asia, President Donald Trump has said as he telephoned New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English to discuss regional peace and security.

Malaria superbug lineage expanding swiftly in Asia

Malaria superbug lineage expanding swiftly in Asia

The emergence and spread of artemisinin drug resistant P falciparum lineage represents a serious threat to global malaria control and eradication efforts. 

Islamic State pushing for Asian links, expansion: Philippines

The Philippines has received intelligence that shows closer links between domestic militants and Islamic State, its defence minister said on Thursday, adding weight to worries that Middle East extremists are building a network in Southeast Asia.

Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after US exit

The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a pillar of former US president Barack Obama`s pivot to Asia.

Donald Trump's White House vows to stop China from taking South China Sea islands

Donald Trump's White House vows to stop China from taking South China Sea islands

The comments at a briefing from White House spokesman Sean Spicer signalled a sharp departure from years of cautious US handling of China`s assertive pursuit of territory claims in Asia.

South Korea's acting president urges 'swift' THAAD deployment

North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities are accelerating at an "unprecedented" pace, the South's acting president said today, urging the swift deployment of a US anti-missile system that has infuriated Beijing.

Hope as Philippines communist peace talks open: Govt

The Philippines expressed hope Thursday of securing a permanent ceasefire deal with communist rebels waging one of Asia`s longest insurgencies, as peace talks resumed in Italy.

Raisina Dialogue: Not unusual for two large neighbours to have some differences, says PM Modi on China

Raisina Dialogue: Not unusual for two large neighbours to have some differences, says PM Modi on China

Inaugurating the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue on Tuesday, PM Modi said that in May 2014, people of India had ushered in a new normal.

Philippines` Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippines` Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Zika virus likely to spread across Asia: WHO

Zika generally has mild effects but is more dangerous for pregnant women as it has been linked to severe birth defects, including the brain deformation microcephaly.

One country conspiring to spill blood in Asia: Modi

"There is a country in Asia which is conspiring that there is bloodbath across Asia, so that the whole Asia comes in the grip of terrorism," PM said.

Indonesia landslides, floods death toll rises to 26, 19 missing

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said today, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.

UK parliamentary group warns ISIS may spread to Asia

British MPs are demanding a "grand strategic revision" in UK's policy to deal with the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group and to ensure it does not spread to Asia and Africa.

 Indian services growth at 3.5-year high in August on strong demand

Indian services growth at 3.5-year high in August on strong demand

Growth in India`s services industry accelerated to its fastest pace in more than 3-1/2 years in August, driven by a surge in domestic and foreign demand, but companies had a tough time raising prices, a private survey showed on Monday.

India, China should respect each other's concerns, constructively handle disputes: President Xi

India, China should respect each other's concerns, constructively handle disputes: President Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday that the two countries should respect each other`s concerns and constructively handle their differences.

All of Russia will embrace Hinduism, Hindu leader will bind Asia together: Nostradamus prediction

All of Russia will embrace Hinduism, Hindu leader will bind Asia together: Nostradamus prediction

An immortal leader with Hindu roots will emerge from South India who will go on to bind the whole of Asia together, Nostradamus predicted.

Terrorism a threat not just to India, Egypt but across the region: Narendra Modi

Terrorism a threat not just to India, Egypt but across the region: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Egypt as a natural bridge between Asia and Africa.

Barack Obama to focus on climate, economy on final Asia trip

Barack Obama to focus on climate, economy on final Asia trip

Obama will leave for a week-long trip to Asia his 10th to the Asia Pacific region that would take him to China and Laos. 

India pivotal power, can tilt Asia the way it wants: MJ Akbar

India pivotal power, can tilt Asia the way it wants: MJ Akbar

"I consider our country as Asia's pivotal power. Pivotal power means that we are the power which has the potential to tilt this continent the way it wants," he said.