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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.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

South Korea expresses regret as Japan leaders pay tribute to wartime shrine

South Korea expressed deep regret and China`s state-run news agency called on Tokyo to repent its wartime past on Monday after dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited a shrine for war dead, which Seoul and Beijing see as a symbol of Tokyo`s wartime militarism, on the anniversary of Japan`s World War Two defeat.

Japan economic growth flat in April-June quarter: Govt

On an annualised basis, the economy expanded by a slight 0.2 percent, well off expectations for 0.7 percent growth.

Flight 370: With search suspended, a cold-case file awaits

For two years and more, it has been a lost ship, a metal container carrying 239 souls that simply disappeared one late Asian night never to be seen again. And now, the search for the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 likely will become a thing of memory, too.

ADB trims developing Asia growth forecast; India on track

ADB trims developing Asia growth forecast; India on track

ADB on Monday marginally cut economic growth projection for Asia and Pacific region for 2016, though India is likely to meet 7.4 percent and 7.8 percent growth forecast for this and the following year.

Japan PM tells China''s Li international law must be respected - Kyodo

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that a rules-based international order must be respected.

Brexit a chance for closer EU security ties: Germany

The EU should take advantage of Britain`s departure from the union to forge a common security policy.

Know why India's MTCR entry may be a cause of worry for China

Know why India's MTCR entry may be a cause of worry for China

MTCR would legitimise and speed up the process of selling missiles, especially the BrahMos to Vietnam which had already shown interest in buying it, said a research professor.
 

Taj Mahal one of 50 most beautiful places in Asia

Taj Mahal one of 50 most beautiful places in Asia

Built entirely in marble by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz, is located in Agra, about 200 km south of New Delhi.