Asia stocks trade lower; Shanghai to debut Nasdaq-style tech board
Stocks in Asia traded lower on Monday morning, as investors await the start of a Nasdaq-style technology board on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 21 Jul 2019 | 7:27 pm

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Imran Khan: Pakistan PM to meet Trump in bid to mend ties
Counter-terrorism is likely to top the agenda at Imran Khan's first meeting with Donald Trump.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 21 Jul 2019 | 7:07 pm

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Chandrayaan-2: India set to re-attempt Moon mission launch
The space agency says it has fixed the technical issue that saw last week's launch called off.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 21 Jul 2019 | 7:04 pm

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Hong Kong protests: Armed mob storms Yuen Long station
A mob attacks travellers at a Hong Kong train station, injuring 36, after another weekend of protests.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 21 Jul 2019 | 6:17 pm

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Netball World Cup 2019: New Zealand beat Australia by one goal in final
New Zealand stun holders and 11-time champions Australia to win by a single goal in the 2019 Netball World Cup final in Liverpool.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 21 Jul 2019 | 1:45 pm

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Cricket: Australia retain Women's Ashes after draw
Australia retain the Women's Ashes and have an 8-2 lead in the multi-format series as they draw the Test with England at Taunton.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 21 Jul 2019 | 1:25 pm

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Female suicide bomber kills eight in northwest Pakistan
A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday, local officials said.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 21 Jul 2019 | 4:54 am

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U.S. wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape: TV
The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 21 Jul 2019 | 3:08 am

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Pakistan's former tribal regions vote in first provincial election
Voters in the turbulent former tribal zones of northwestern Pakistan went to the polls on Saturday in the first provincial elections since the region lost the semi-autonomous status it had held since the British colonial era.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 20 Jul 2019 | 6:14 am

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Cricket: Bangladesh captain Mortaza out of Sri Lanka ODIs due to injury
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out of their one-day international series against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board (BCB) said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 19 Jul 2019 | 12:27 pm

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Blast at Kabul University kills eight, injures 33
A powerful bomb blast outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday killed at least eight people and wounded 33, as students and lawyers waited to take an examination, officials said.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 19 Jul 2019 | 11:45 am

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Debt-laden Anheuser-Busch InBev's stock jumps after it agrees to sell its Australian unit
Shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev jumped Friday morning after the company confirmed the sale of its Australian business, a week after it called off the initial public offering of its Asian business.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 19 Jul 2019 | 6:17 am

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What a failed Iran deal would mean for oil prices and military tensions
Regional stability, oil prices and potential for war will all depend on what Iran does with its nuclear program in the event of the deal's termination.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 19 Jul 2019 | 3:26 am

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Taiwan's president is planning another stopover in the US. China will be infuriated
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is expected to stop over in the U.S. on Friday on her way back from visiting diplomatic allies in the Caribbean.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 19 Jul 2019 | 1:25 am

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Japan jumps 2% as hopes rise for more easing from the Fed
Stocks in major Asia Pacific markets made strong gains on Friday, as comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve official led to rising expectations the central bank could ease monetary policy more than expected.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 18 Jul 2019 | 7:30 pm

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AmEx to post fourth-quarter loss on US$2.4 billion hit from tax legislation
American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a US$2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Hezbollah - Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years
The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Trump admin to announce cuts in 'security assistance' for Pakistan - sources
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has been informing members of Congress that it will announce as soon as Wednesday plans to cut off "security assistance" to Pakistan, congressional aides said, after warning Islamabad it would have to do more to maintain U.S. aid. Aides in ...

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Costa back with a bang as Atletico thrash Lleida in Cup
BARCELONA: Diego Costa enjoyed a typically eventful return to action for Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, scoring within six minutes of coming off the bench in his side's 4-0 King's Cup win at Lleida Esportiu but appearing to injure his knee in the process. Costa turned Juanfran's low cross into the ...

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:30 pm

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UN chief welcomes reopened Korean hotline
South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on Jan 9 to discuss "matters of mutual interest" including the North's Olympic participation.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:23 pm

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On North Korea, Trump declares ‘talking is not the answer’ - but his defence chief Mattis quickly disagrees
President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared “talking is not the answer” to the tense stand-off with North Korea over its nuclear missile development, but his defence chief swiftly asserted that diplomatic options remain and Russia demanded US restraint. Trump’s comment, a day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan that drew UN and other international condemnation, renewed his tough rhetoric toward reclusive, nuclear-armed and increasingly isolated North Korea....

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 7:06 pm

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Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar as Rakhine unrest rages
At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organisation for Migration said on Wednesday. Plumes of smoke billowed from several burning villages in the worst-hit section of the state, according to a reporter on a government-led trip to the area, as the violence showed little sign of abating despite security sweeps by Myanmar’s police and troops. The streets of Maungdaw –...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 11:21 am

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South Korea’s former spy chief jailed for election meddling
A former spy chief for South Korea was jailed for four years on Wednesday for leading an online campaign against the man who is now president, Moon Jae-in, during the 2012 election. Won Sei-hoon, who led the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009 to 2013, orchestrated an illicit smear campaign to sway voters in favour of the conservative party, led at the time by Park Geun-hye, Seoul High Court said. South Korea only fully embraced democracy in the 1990s and its intelligence services...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 10:03 am

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May in Japan seeking ‘model’ trade deal for post-Brexit UK
British Prime Minister Theresa May held her first talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Kyoto, at the start of an intensive three-day visit intended to reassure the country that Britain can swiftly replicate the trade benefits of EU membership after Brexit. Before meeting Abe, May reiterated her intention to kick-start post-Brexit trade by replicating existing deals signed by the EU, to be amended later as needed, saying this would provide confidence for businesses. May, who...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 8:15 am

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US faces risk of war or humiliation if it attempts to shoot down a North Korean missile
North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and US officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. More attention is likely to focus on the prospects for intercepting a missile in flight after North Korea on Tuesday conducted one of its boldest missile tests in years, one government official said. Such a decision would not be taken lightly...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 6:11 am

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