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Australia, Singapore strengthen cooperative relations
Three leading Australian Ministers including Foreign Minister Julie Bishop; Defence Minister Marise Payne and Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo have visited Singapore from August 21st - 22nd to attend a high-level bilateral dialogue.
Taro Kono appointed as Japanese Foreign Minister
16:40 03/08/2017
Former Minister for Administrative Reform Taro Kono has been appointed as Japanese Foreign Minister.
Dengue fever outbreak spreads across Asia
16:37 03/08/2017
Dengue fever outbreaks are occurring across Asia, causing thousands cases of infections.
Bangladesh to buy Cambodian rice
10:09 03/08/2017
Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cambodia on August 2nd to buy 1 million tonnes of rice within the next five years.
Christopher Wray confirmed as new FBI Director
16:38 02/08/2017
The US Senate on August 1st confirmed Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI Director.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan
16:31 02/08/2017
Mr. Shahid Khagan Abbasi on August 1st was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan after securing 221 votes.
US Secretary of State to visit Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia
16:25 02/08/2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia from August 5th to 9th, the State Department said on August 2nd.
Thailand promotes use of rubber
15:45 02/08/2017
The cabinet of Thailand has decided to allocate THB1.8 billion (USD54 million) from the central fund to promote the use of rubber by various government bodies.
No security threat found ahead of ASEAN meeting: Philippine police
15:16 02/08/2017
Philippine police on August 1st said there is no sight of the Maute insurgent group, which pledged allegiance to the self-claimed Islamic State (IS), in the capital city of Manila as the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) will be held this week.
Nations vow to boost cooperation in fighting terrorism
15:09 02/08/2017
Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and Brunei have agreed to intensify cooperation in combating terrorism following the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militants’ attacks in the southern Philippines, said a senior Indonesian official.