Asia presents huge developmental potential for Islamic finance and is likely to be the main driver of Islamic banking growth in the near future given the untapped potential in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia, according to a report.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will outline his vision for Japan`s defense role in regional security to promote peace and prosperity amid tension over China`s growing assertiveness and maritime activity.
China, which has surpassed the US in its contribution to development cooperation projects around the world, could cooperate with India in the area as a means of reducing the trust deficit that exists between the two countries, a Chinese official said.
Five suicide bombers carried out the attack which killed 31 people in the capital of China`s troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region.
Asia`s robust economy and strong demand for drugs drove global production and trafficking of methamphetamine to record levels last year, with Japan one of the most lucrative markets, the United Nations said today.
Polio as a disease has been eradicated from India but some parts of the world still are at a risk. The World Health Organization has warned that the spread of polio has become an international public health emergency.
Barack Obama arrived in Malaysia on Saturday hoping to energise relations with the predominantly Muslim country and re-focus a four-nation Asian tour repeatedly distracted by foreign-policy crises elsewhere.