PM Narendra Modi greets China, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam on lunar new year

PM Narendra Modi greets China, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam on lunar new year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of China, Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam on their lunar new year.

Two Cambodian kids die hitting discarded rocket with an axe

Two Cambodian children have been killed trying to prise open a discarded rocket-propelled grenade with an axe, police said today.

US warship passes through South China Sea to counter 'excessive' claims

US warship passes through South China Sea to counter 'excessive' claims

 A US guided missile destroyer today sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island in the disputed South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam "to challenge excessive maritime claims" that restrict freedom of navigation.

Vietnam re-elects conservative party leader Trong

Vietnam`s top communist leader Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected Wednesday in a victory for the party`s old guard which some fear could slow crucial economic reforms in the fast-growing country.

Taiwan President Ma to visit disputed island for first time

Taiwan President Ma to visit disputed island for first time

Taiwan`s President Ma Ying-jeou will visit a disputed island in the South China Sea on Thursday, his first trip to the self-claimed territory amid rising tensions in the region.

China drops online notice of oil rig location after Vietnam complaint

On Friday, China`s Maritime Safety Administration cancelled, and then removed from its website, the notice dated Jan 20.

Laos picks new Communist Party chief

Laos`s Communist Party on Friday chose Bounnhang Vorachit to be its new leader after a vote by a newly-formed central committee that did not include the prime minister and former party chief, signalling their political exits.

Vietnam kicks off secretive political transition

The country`s top three positions -- party general secretary, president and prime minister -- are up for grabs.

Vietnam warns China over oil rig deployment

Beijing insisted Wednesday that the rig was operating in the "undisputed waters of China".

Vietnam slams `erroneous statements` on China island flights

Vietnam slams `erroneous statements` on China island flights

Hanoi accused Beijing of making "erroneous statements" in the latest round of an escalating diplomatic spat over flights to a disputed reef in the South China Sea.

Vietnam warns China over air safety threat

Vietnam's civil aviation authority has accused Beijing of threatening regional air safety by conducting unannounced flights through its airspace to a disputed reef in the South China Sea, state media said on Saturday.

Vietnam issues second warning to China over island flights

Vietnam has issued its second rebuke in a week to Beijing, accusing its northern neighbour of "threatening peace" after more Chinese aircraft landed on a contested reef in the South China Sea.

China lands more planes in disputed South China Sea

China lands more planes in disputed South China Sea

China landed two more planes on a contested reef in the South China Sea Wednesday, state media said, despite international condemnation of a landing at the same location days earlier.

Philippines opposes China runway test in South China Sea

Philippines opposes China runway test in South China Sea

The Philippines says that like Vietnam, it opposes a recent Chinese flight test in a newly completed runway on one of seven islands Beijing constructed in the disputed South China Sea.

Sergio Garcia wins Asian tour event after four-way playoff

Sergio Garcia wins Asian tour event after four-way playoff

Garcia, the highest-ranked player in the tournament at 12 in the world, captured his first title in almost two years.

Vietnam passes law abolishing death penalty for 7 crimes

Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 per cent of the illegal money they made.

Facebook user Phuc Dat Bich says name is a 'prank'

The prankster "Phuc Dat Bich" gained more than 45,000 new followers after his spoof posts.

Details out: What Rahul Gandhi did during his two-month-long sabbatical

Details out: What Rahul Gandhi did during his two-month-long sabbatical

As per a report, the Congress MP travelled to four Southeast Asian nations between February-April 2015.

China slams United Nations for 'irresponsible' criticism of deportations

China on Monday accused the United Nations of making "irresponsible remarks" in its recent criticism of China, Thailand and Vietnam over deportations, insisting none of those deported were refugees.

China slams UN for 'irresponsible' criticism of deportations

Beijing's mission to the UN in Geneva insisted the Chinese pair were not refugees.