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PM Narendra Modi to deliver keynote address at Singapore's Shangri-La Dialogue

On Thursday, India and Singapore announced 14 business-to-business and business-to-government agreements during PM Modi's visit.

Jun 01, 2018, 09:47 AM IST

India plans closer Southeast Asia maritime ties to counter China

India is gathering the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Regional Cooperation (ASEAN) for a summit on Thursday to promote maritime security in a region dominated by China, officials and diplomats said.

Jan 24, 2018, 16:13 PM IST

Trade, connectivity a priority as Narendra Modi heads to Philippines

Boosting trade and connectivity will be among the key priorities as Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a three-day visit to the Philippines on Sunday that will see him attend the 15th Asean-India Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit.

Nov 11, 2017, 16:59 PM IST

Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and is a time for fasting, family and discipline, when believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn until sunset.


Jun 25, 2017, 15:29 PM IST

Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, with aim to end battle by weekend

Fighting in Marawi City has entered a fifth week, and nearly 350 people have been killed, according to an official count. 

Jun 20, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

China offers support, help to Myanmar after plane crash

Soldiers, family members and crew were on board the weekly flight from several coastal towns to Myanmar`s biggest city of Yangon when it went missing.

Jun 10, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

U.S. forces assist Philippines in battle to end city siege

A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance plane was seen flying over the town on Friday, according to local media reports.

Jun 10, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Indian Naval ships visit Malaysia

Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, and Jyoti, which are on overseas deployment to Southeast Asia and Southern Indian Ocean, reached Malaysia`s Kuantan on Sunday.

May 14, 2017, 18:22 PM IST

North Korea seeks Southeast Asian support in row with US

North Korea has appealed to Southeast Asian countries for support in its row with the United States to prevent what it warned could be a "nuclear holocaust", according to a letter obtained by AFP.

Apr 27, 2017, 15:16 PM IST

86 million in Southeast Asia victimized by depression, say WHO statistics

This year, World Health Day emphasizes on depression a condition involving persistent sadness or loss of interest or pleasure in things normally enjoyed.

Apr 06, 2017, 22:47 PM IST

Southeast Asia faces rising threat from IS groups: Study

Southeast Asia faces a growing risk of extremist violence as Islamic State group supporters increasingly work together, but law enforcement agencies are unprepared for the new threat, a report warned on Tuesday.

Oct 25, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

Thailand cracks down on migrant workers as anti-immigration feelings rise

Thailand is cracking down on migrant workers from neighbouring countries, saying they are "stealing jobs from Thais", amid fears that anti-immigrant sentiment is rising as Southeast Asia`s second-largest economy stagnates.

Sep 29, 2016, 10:22 AM IST

'Killer haze' killed over 100,000 in South Asia last year: Study

A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused over 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday that triggered calls for action to tackle the "killer haze".

Sep 19, 2016, 11:43 AM IST

Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

The haze is an annual problem for Southeast Asia, but last year's fires were the worst since 1997, straining relations between Indonesia and its neighbors. 

Aug 26, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says Southeast Asia will insist China respects sea ruling

An arbitration court in the Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea.

Aug 24, 2016, 15:06 PM IST

Beijing dodges ASEAN rebuke over South China Sea row

Southeast Asian nations avoided rebuking Beijing or mentioning a recent UN-backed tribunal ruling against its claims in the South China Sea in a statement issued that will be seen as a victory for the regional giant.

Jul 25, 2016, 12:23 PM IST

No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row for now

Southeast Asia's main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate that officials said they hope to resolve after closed-door parleys on Sunday.

Jul 24, 2016, 16:37 PM IST

India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km road

India, Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400-kilometre long highway that will link India with Southeast Asia by land for the first time in decades, giving a boost to trade and cultural exchanges between the three countries.

May 23, 2016, 16:36 PM IST

China to release more water to alleviate Southeast Asia drought

China will release more water from a dam in its southwestern province of Yunnan to help alleviate a drought in parts of Southeast Asia, China`s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, following an initial release begun last month.

Apr 12, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

Endangered bird spotted in China's Hainan province

A spoon-billed sandpiper was spotted in south China's Hainan province this week, the third time the endangered bird has been seen on the tropical island.

Apr 08, 2016, 16:19 PM IST