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Oil prices down in Asian trade

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 09:47

Oil prices eased in Asian trade on Tuesday, but losses were limited as Russia-Ukraine tensions showed no sign of abating, raising fears of a disruption to energy supplies to Western Europe.

Clashes in Ukraine as rival rallies raise tensions

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 19:02

Pro-Russian activists on Sunday attacked a pro-Kiev rally in Crimea with clubs and whips as thousands took to the streets across Ukraine in rival demonstrations, escalating separatist tensions in the troubled ex-Soviet state.

Indian indices log best rise in 7wks on easing Ukraine tension

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 17:16

The BSE benchmark 30-share barometer resumed almost stable but improved further after morning session.

Japan, ASEAN seek `freedom of overflight` amid China tensions

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 23:49

Japan and Southeast Asian countries on Saturday agreed on the importance of freedom in the skies, in the first major gathering of the continent`s leaders since China ramped up regional tensions with a controversial air defence zone.

Spying row: Indonesian leader slams Australian PM for no remorse

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 00:40

Indonesia`s president criticized Australia`s prime minister on Tuesday for not expressing remorse over the alleged wiretapping of his phone, and said cooperation agreements between the near-neighbors would be reviewed.

Aus spying on Indonesian Prez triggers diplomatic tensions

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:37

Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealing Australia was spying on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife have led to diplomatic tensions between the two nations with Indonesia giving a deadline of two days to respond.

Aziz-separatists meet: Guns can solve Kashmir issue, says Geelani

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 17:05

A day after meeting Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s adviser on security and foreign relations Sartaj Aziz, separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday spouted venoum on the Kashmir issue.

`Sartaj Aziz to raise resumption of dialogue, LoC tensions`

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 19:06

Pakistan on Monday said the Prime Minister`s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will raise the key issues of resuming the composite dialogue and de-escalating tensions on the LoC during his ongoing visit to India.

Kerry travelling to Riyadh to soothe Saudi-US tensions

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 20:39

US Secretary of State John Kerry will launch a nine-day trip by travelling to Riyadh for talks on Sunday with King Abdullah amid tensions with the Gulf Kingdom.

Situation in Keran sector a cause for concern: Hurriyat chief

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 19:17

Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday expressed concern over the border tension between India and Pakistan.

Sectarian tensions flare in Myanmar town

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:07

Tension was high in a northwestern Myanmar town late on Monday after Buddhist mobs torched two homes belonging to Muslims and security forces were placed on high alert.

Mechanism needed to control social sites during strife:Patnaik

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 14:33

Deploring recent communal tensions, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday demanded an oversight mechanism to "control" social networking sites in critical situations as sensitive messages posted spread like wildfire.