US Defence Secretary Hagel to embark on Europe Asia trip

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel would embark on a 12-day trip next week to Europe and Asia to discuss key regional and global issues with leaders of several countries, his spokesperson said.

Five suicide bombers carried out Xinjiang attack: Chinese state media

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.

No country should dominate Asia: Chinese president

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday called for cooperation in development and security in Asia, adding that "no country should dominate" the continent.

China`s Xi issues veiled warning to Asia over military alliances

Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared to warn some Asian nations on Wednesday about strengthening military alliances to counter China, saying this would not benefit regional security.

UN says Asia`s demand drives global meth seizures

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.

Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 200 passengers aboard; 12 bodies found

A Bangladeshi river ferry with around 200 passengers on board capsized in a storm on Thursday, killing at least 12 people, and a rescue diver said he had seen more bodies inside the wreck.

Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks: officials

A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least nine people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said.

Ex-Man Utd midfielder Park Ji-Sung retires

South Korea`s former Manchester United star Park Ji-Sung announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending a trailblazing career that made him Asia`s most decorated player.

Polio outbreaks a public health emergency: WHO

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.

Obama`s Asia visit shows US sees China as `opponent`: State media

A major Chinese newspaper hit out at Barack Obama on Tuesday after the US president said Washington was not seeking to counter Beijing`s influence in the Asia-Pacific. 

US will not be diverted from Asia: Obama

US President Barack Obama said Sunday that foreign policy crises elsewhere and domestic political strife would not distract America`s attention from a rising Asia.

In Asia, Obama carefully calibrates China message

United States President Barack Obama is hopscotching through China`s neighbourhood with a carefully calibrated message for Beijing, trying both to counter and court.

Obama lands in Malaysia, chased by foreign policy woes

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.

A nuclear North Korea is unacceptable: Obama

Maintaining that a nuclear North Korea is unacceptable, US President Barack Obama has asked Pyongyang to take concrete steps to abide by its international commitments and obligations.

North Korea slams Obama`s `dangerous` Asia tour

North Korea warned Monday that an upcoming Asian tour by US President Barack Obama could escalate military tensions, as South Korean media cited intelligence reports of increased activity at the North`s main nuclear test site.

Chinese military cadets grill Hagel over US Pivot to Asia

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel faced grilling from Chinese military cadets here, a day after he traded barbs publicly with his Chinese counterpart over Washington`s role in sensitive territorial disputes in the Asia Pacific region to counter Beijing`s rise.

Philippines presses UN case over China sea row

The Philippines was set to push forward on Sunday its case in the United Nations challenging Beijing`s claim to most of the South China Sea, a day after a dramatic stand-off with the Asian giant`s coastguard.

Humans arrived in the Americas from Asia much earlier: Study

In a ground-breaking research, archaeologists have unearthed stone tools that suggest that humans reached what is now northeast Brazil as early as 22,000 years ago - upending a belief that people first arrived in the Americas from Asia about 13,000 years ago.

Europe beats Asia 5-0 in opening day of `Ryder Cup-styled` inaugural EurAsia Cup

Team Europe has beaten Asia 5-0 in the opening day four-ball matches of the Ryder Cup-styled inaugural EurAsia Cup on Thursday in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

US to work with India in Indo-Pacific region

Ahead of a dialogue with India, the US has said as it implements its strategic rebalance to Asia, it will work with India to address both the challenges and the opportunities across the Indo-Pacific region.