Category Archives: Asia

Indian, Afghan officials in Pakistan for regional conference

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Indian & Afghan officials are expected to attend a two-day conference in Pakistan. India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived Tuesday as the conference received underway. Pakistani Prime…

China criticizes closer US defense ties with Singapore

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday criticized enhanced U.S. defense ties with Singapore that include the deployment of U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to the Southeast Asian city state….

US brings WTO case against Chinese tax on aircraft imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is bringing a case against China to the World Trade Organization, protesting that taxes on imported aircraft donate Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage. "China's…

Taliban storm airport complex in southern Afghan city

Taliban militants stormed the airport complex in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar city on Tuesday, triggering gunfights & explosions as a conference kicked off in Pakistan with hopes of reviving peace talks…

Trump defends proposed Muslim ban from U.S. as outrage mounts

By Susan Heavey & Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, comparing his plan…

Pakistan refuses to accept some migrants deported by Greece

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan refused to allow approximately 30 migrants deported from Greece to obtain off a plane at Islamabad on Thursday, a week after talks with…

Pakistan coach backs Amir's return to international cricket

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan coach Waqar Younis backs Mohammad Amir's return to international cricket after serving a five-year suspension for spot-fixing. Amir was allowed last January to play domestic cricket,…

Bank of China appeals disclosure order in counterfeit case

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Bank of China is appealing a decision by a New York court to fine it $50,000 a day for withholding information approximately counterfeiters' bank accounts in…

Top Asian News 4:09 p.m. GMT

The heaviest rainfall in more than 100 years has devastated swathes of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with thousands forced to leave their submerged homes & schools, offices…

Migrant dies on Greek-Macedonian border as Greece seeks to end standoff

By Alexandros Avramidis IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) – A Moroccan was electrocuted to death on the Greek-Macedonian border on Thursday in the second straight day of clashes between police & migrants…