Asian shares poised to slip after escalation in US-China trade tensions
Asian markets looked set to slip after tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Chinese goods were met with swift retaliation.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 17 Jun 2018 | 7:35 pm

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The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’
One US citizen warns of the consequences of a visit to a forbidden area in North Korea.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 17 Jun 2018 | 7:32 pm

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Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire
The militant group ends a ceasefire declared for Eid but the government extends its truce.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 17 Jun 2018 | 3:12 pm

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Afghan Taliban say Eid ceasefire proved 'wide national support'
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 17 Jun 2018 | 2:15 pm

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Trump-Kim summit: Korea war veteran's question for US president
US president says "mothers and fathers" of missing soldiers called him asking about their remains.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 17 Jun 2018 | 12:00 pm

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Blast in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar kills 10 - official
KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion outside the governor's office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killed 10 people on Sunday and wounded 30, a security official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 17 Jun 2018 | 8:08 am

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Cambodia Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash
Former PM Norodom Ranariddh and Ouk Phalla were travelling to meet supporters in the south-west.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 17 Jun 2018 | 7:59 am

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Spencer Tunick: Melbourne Woolworths to allow nude photo shoot
Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use its rooftop car park, reversing an earlier decision.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 16 Jun 2018 | 7:16 pm

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Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 16 Jun 2018 | 1:01 pm

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Cricket: 'Naive' Afghanistan have mountain to climb, says coach
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Afghanistan have a long way to go before they can challenge the leading test nations and the best way to bridge the gap is to play regularly against their 'A' teams, coach Phil Simmons said after the team's deflating long-form debut against India.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 16 Jun 2018 | 2:05 am

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Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border
KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 15 Jun 2018 | 2:58 pm

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China's Didi steps up challenge to Uber with plan to launch in Australia
Didi's Australia move marks the firm's second direct expansion abroad, with the first being in Mexico.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 15 Jun 2018 | 5:57 am

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China promises fast response if US hurts its interests
China said on Friday it would respond quickly to protect itself if the United States hurts its interests.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 15 Jun 2018 | 2:43 am

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Tariff standoff probably won’t cause lasting harm — as long as there’s not an all-out bloodletting
The White House is expected to unveil a revised list of between 800 and 900 products from China it will impose tariffs on.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 15 Jun 2018 | 1:33 am

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Melco Resorts' brand new $1 billion Zaha Hadid-designed luxury hotel opens in Macau on Friday
The new Zaha Hadid-designed luxury hotel is part of the Melco Resorts' broader relaunch of its City of Dreams complex.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 15 Jun 2018 | 12:38 am

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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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