Post Tagged with: "Asia-Pacific region"

Cambodia accuses US of plotting to overthrow government

November 17, 2017 11:31 pm
Cambodia accuses US of plotting to overthrow government

Journalists stand outside the Supreme Court building during a hearing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Cambodia has accused the United States of acting as the “ringleader” of an alleged coup plot in the country by a recently-outlawed main opposition party. The accusation came after Washington urged […]

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North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear program

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North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear program

This picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea’s intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad at an undisclosed location near Pyongyang. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has dismissed international […]

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Indonesia to roll out 1,000 ‘eco-mosques’ by 2020

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Indonesia to roll out 1,000 ‘eco-mosques’ by 2020

Indonesian Muslims gather in the Baiturrahman mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh Province, in Indonesia, June 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Worshippers in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, are set to go green with a new initiative that aims to establish 1,000 eco-mosques by 2020. Launched this week by Indonesian […]

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Chinese, Russian militaries to hold simulated anti-missile drills in Beijing

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Chinese, Russian militaries to hold simulated anti-missile drills in Beijing

Deputy Commander of the Chinese Navy Wang Hai (L) greets Russian marines during a joint naval drill in China’s Guangdong Province, on September 14, 2016. The Chinese and Russian militaries are preparing to hold joint computer-assisted anti-missile drills in what is said to be a response to the deployment of […]

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Eighth Aussie lawmaker Jacqui Lambie quits over dual nationality

November 14, 2017 10:30 am
Eighth Aussie lawmaker Jacqui Lambie quits over dual nationality

Jacqui Lambie, an independent senator for the island state of Tasmania, reacts after delivering a statement regarding her resignation, in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on November 14, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) An eighth lawmaker has resigned in Australia because of a rule banning dual citizens […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations (UN)’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the urgency of attempts needed to end the appalling plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. […]

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Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

November 13, 2017 2:30 am
Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at Presidential Palace in Hanoi on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Vietnam and China have agreed to avoid conflicts and resolve maritime issues in the disputed South China Sea, in what is seen as a move […]

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

Leaders of the ASEAN summit pose for a picture at the opening ceremony of the summit in Manila, Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a two-day summit in the Philippine capital, Manila, amid tight security […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says US firms to suffer from bans on Russia

November 12, 2017 2:32 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin says US firms to suffer from bans on Russia

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says Washington’s sanctions have deprived American businesses from investment opportunities in Russian economy.     Russian President Vladimir Putin says American firms risk losing the race over investments in his country’s economy to their international rivals as a result of US sanctions.     “By banning ExxonMobil from […]

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Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

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Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

A handout photo taken in November 2017 shows asylum seekers at the former detention center for refugees on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has blasted Australia for abandoning hundreds of refugees on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), describing what […]

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