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Islamic State militants make deadly IEDs using material from Indian companies: Report

Islamic State militants make deadly IEDs using material from Indian companies: Report

However, the minister, later clarified that as per CAR reports, there is no evidence to suggest any direct transfer of goods to the Islamic State forces by the countries and companies.

Air forces of China, Pakistan launch joint training exercise

China and Pakistan call each other "all-weather friends", with ties underpinned by long-standing wariness of their common neighbour, India, and a desire to hedge against US influence in Asia.
 

ADB cuts Asia growth forecast to 5.7% for 2016

For China, ADB has projected growth to decline from 6.9 percent in 2015 to 6.5 percent in 2016.

Bill introduced in US Congress to help India join APEC

Singapore-headquartered Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 economies to promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Facebook keen on Asia despite India saying no to Free Basics: Top executive

Facebook keen on Asia despite India saying no to Free Basics: Top executive

 Despite India saying no to Free Basics and going for net neutrality, the social networking giant eyes big growth in Asia than any other parts of the world, a top Facebook executive told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Tuesday.

Australia unveils 'massive' increase in defence spending

Australia unveiled a massive new investment in the nation's defence capabilities on Thursday to address what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called "high stakes" and "momentous times" in Asia.

Asia, EU shares gain broadly, pound falls on EU exit fears

Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Monday along with oil and commodity prices, while sterling fell against the dollar and euro on concerns Britain may vote to leave the European Union.

India is Asia's bright spot: Report

India is Asia's bright spot: Report

The report further said that India is an interesting market and shaping up well for us.

'53% Pakistani teenage girls feel domestic violence is justified if wife refuses to have sex'

'53% Pakistani teenage girls feel domestic violence is justified if wife refuses to have sex'

Over half a population of teenage girls in Pakistan believes that it is justified for a husband to beat his wife if she refuses to have sex, claims United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report.

How North Korea rocket launch may spur US missile defense buildup in Asia

How North Korea rocket launch may spur US missile defense buildup in Asia

North Korea`s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.

Pakistan urged to end clampdown on free speech

 Pakistani journalists and activists faced an increasingly hostile climate in 2015 due to harassment, threats and violence from both security forces and militant groups, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

Heavy snow in western and central Japan left five people dead over the weekend and possibly a sixth day on Monday.

Fires in Africa causing high ozone layers in Guam : Study

A new study has found that fires burning in Africa and Asia are the main cause for the high levels of ozone in the tropical Pacific region.

India tops Asia in sending scientists, engineers to US

India continued its trend of being the top country of birth from Asia for immigrant scientists and engineers in US, with 950,000 out of the continent's total 2.96 million, according to a new report.

Despite tensions, Russia`s `Syria Express` sails by Istanbul

It`s an occasional but regular sighting in Istanbul. Out of the mist on the Bosphorus that divides Europe and Asia looms the hulk of a Russian warship purposefully making its way to the Mediterranean.

Asia subdued as crude oil flounders, global woes support dollar and yen

dollar and yen drew support from anxiety over global growth and geopolitical risk stemming from Iran-Saudi tensions.

Asian No.1 Anirban Lahiri to spearhead EurAsia Cup challenge

Asian No.1 Anirban Lahiri to spearhead EurAsia Cup challenge

Asia will face a Europe team captained by Darren Clarke and featuring Ryder Cup veterans Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter.

Muslims in Asia denounce Trump's call for "US ban"

Muslims in Asia denounce Trump's call for "US ban"

Muslims in Pakistan and Indonesia on Tuesday denounced Donald Trump`s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, dismissing the US Republican presidential front-runner as a bigot who promoted violence.

Asia set to power global trade to $68.5 trillion: HSBC

Asia set to power global trade to $68.5 trillion: HSBC

India also has the potential for strong growth and is projected to outpace China, the report said, adding that the growth in merchandise exports from India is expected to average 6 percent a year in 2025-50 compared with just under 5 percent a year for China.

 

PM Narendra Modi leaves for Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left Malaysia for Singapore on the second and last leg of his four-day visit to southeast Asia.