FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia
FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia

The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September`s list which was published on Thursday. Iran, Asia`s top-ranked team were a modest 44th, while Japan were four places below them. They were followed by Uzbekistan in 58th and South Korea a further five places adrift.

China, Russia to build seaport: Report

China and Russia will build one of the largest ports in northeast Asia on Russia`s Sea of Japan coast, reports said, in a further sign of the powerhouses` growing alliance.

Gujarat to get Asia’s first Ballistic Research Centre

India is all set to achieve self-reliance in testing of armoured vehicles, as Asia's first Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) here.

Kei Nishikori bids for US Open title and Asian lift-off
Kei Nishikori bids for US Open title and Asian lift-off

 Japan`s Kei Nishikori, the first Asian man to make a Grand Slam final, faces fellow first-timer Marin Cilic for the US Open title on Monday hoping to open a new frontier in tennis in Asia.

Mayapuri market still does not have radiation check facility

Nearly four years after the Mayapuri scrap market in West Delhi was hit by a radiation leak, businessmen in the Asia's largest junk trade hub say no adequate preventive mechanism has been put in place by the authorities as promised after the incident.

Gujarat to get Asia's first Ballistic Research Centre

India is all set to achieve self-reliance in testing of armoured vehicles, as Asia's first Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) here.

Seoul: Of trains, palaces, towers, surprisingly varied cuisine
Seoul: Of trains, palaces, towers, surprisingly varied cuisine

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this mega-city offers much to tempt travelers beyond a layover from the ultra-modern international airport in nearby Incheon.

China says "no change" in policy on improving ties with Japan

China on Thursday rejected remarks by former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda that Beijing had expressed willingness to improve ties between Asia`s two biggest economies, and said there was "no change" in its policy on Tokyo.

Honeybees came from Asia, not Africa: Study

Contrary to the general belief that honeybees originated from Africa, a new research indicates that the species actually came from Asia.

Pope warns of `cancer` of despair in South Korea sermon

Pope Francis warned of the "cancer" of despair that afflicts outwardly affluent societies and called on South Korean Catholics to reject "inhuman economic models" at a mass for 45,000 people on Friday on the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years.

Obama passes law to appoint special envoy in Asia

US President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill which calls for appointing a special envoy near East and South Central Asia to promote freedom of religious minorities.

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew today with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Millions fled homes in 2013 due to religious beliefs: US

Conflicts and repression around the world in 2013 triggered the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory, a US report said today, revealing millions had fled their homes.

AFC throws the booklet at match-fixing in Asia

A pamphlet highlighting the `3Rs` - recognise, reject and report - is the latest tool to be distributed by the Asian Football Confederation as part of its ongoing fight against match-fixing in the region.

Africa, Asia should get more World Cup berths: Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the number of World Cup places for Africa and Asia are "unfair" considering the large number of associations in the two confederations.

Asian Muslims start Ramadan

Muslims in much of Asia began celebrating the holy month of Ramadan today, but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid "sinful" bars could not stop football fans heading to nightspots to watch the World Cup.

UN urges Afghanistan, Central Asia to fight drugs

The UN has urged close coordination between Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to combat drug trafficking, media reported Friday.

"The members of the Security Council underlined the threat posed by illicit drug production, trade and trafficking to international peace and stability in the region," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the UN as saying.

Obama hopes for Pacific trade deal by November

US President Barack Obama said Friday he hopes to have an agreement on framing a vast pan-Pacific trading block by the time he makes his next visit to Asia in November.

Southeast Asia hub of global pirate attacks: UN

Southeast Asia has become the world`s hotspot for pirate attacks after an international clampdown slashed the number of hijackings off the coast of war-torn Somalia, the UN said today.