SOUTHEAST ASIA

  • John Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against Islamic State October 20, 2014

    Jakarta: US Secretary of State John Jerry arrived in Indonesia today to attend Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for the inauguration of Widodo, a former furniture...
  • 'Global warming may up flood risk in India, Southeast Asia' June 11, 2013

    Tokyo: Unchecked global warming may increase the risk of flooding at the end of this century in 42 per cent of the Earth's land surface, including parts of India, Southeast Asia and Africa, a new study has warned. According to a research team led by Yukiko Hirabayashi at the University...
  • Growth in India may recover to 6 per cent in 2013: ADB April 9, 2013

    Manila: Growth in developing Asia is seen gaining momentum in 2013, powered by rising domestic consumption and intraregional trade, but authorities need to ward off risks of inflation and asset bubbles arising from strong capital inflows, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. Tensions over longstanding border disputes in Asia, deepening austerity...
  • Southeast Asia looks to India amid tensions with China December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The dozens of vehicles that roared into northeast India this week on a rally from Indonesia symbolize deeper ties between the South Asian giant and Southeast Asia, but the dreadful roads along several parts of the 8,000 km journey also show how much remains to be done. The caravan...
  • Southeast is Asia's safe haven as China, India falter July 14, 2012

    Hong Kong/Kuala Lumpur: Little more than a dozen years after the region's crippling financial crisis, Southeast Asia is looking more a safe haven than a risky bet, with foreign investors souring on China and India and pouring money into markets proving resilient to the global gloom. Shortterm investors in Southeast Asian...
  • PM meets President, discusses Myanmar visit May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the justconcluded parliament session and his visit to Myanmar, beginning on Sunday. The meeting between the two lasted 40 minutes, a communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said in New Delhi. "The two leaders discussed the just concluded budget...
  • Philippines seeks ASEAN summit on disputed islands January 15, 2012

    Manila: The Philippines is urging the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to hold a summit of China and five other Asian claimants to disputed South China Sea territories. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Sunday he asked his ASEAN counterparts in Cambodia last week to back the Philippines' call for...
  • Major earthquake may hit SE Asia January 25, 2007

    New Delhi: There have been increased seismic activities in the JavaSumatraAndaman region of South East Asia in the past one month, and scientists at the Indian Insititute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, have warned of possibility of a major disaster in Southeast Asia in the near future. PTI quoted D Chandrasekharam, a...