Category Archives: World

Exclusive: Another U.S. patrol in South China Sea unlikely this year – officials

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy is unlikely to carry out another patrol within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea this year…

Saudi Arabia announces 34-state Islamic military alliance against terrorism

By Noah Browning DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state…

Thai activists urge release of man detained over Facebook post

By Aukkarapon Niyomyat & Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai activists on Monday demanded the release of a man arrested for sharing an infographic on Facebook detailing alleged graft…

Muslim Nations Form Coalition To Fight Terror

Saudi Arabia says a coalition of 34 Islamic nations has been formed to fight "any terrorist group". Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan & several Gulf Arab…

Russia-based KHL expands into China with Beijing team

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League is expanding into China next season with a team in Beijing, the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. KHL deputy chairman…

Indian group Mahindra takes over Pininfarina

MILAN (AP) — The Mahindra industrial group based in Mumbai, India, announced Monday it had reached a deal to buy a controlling stake in the Italian design firm Pininfarina, most…

Top Asian News 9:37 p.m. GMT

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door & a threat: Get up or obtain beaten. For the next 16 hours,…

AP report on slave-peeled shrimp spurs calls for boycott

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials & human rights activists called on Americans to stop buying fish & shrimp tied to supply chains in Thailand, where The Associated Press has…

Exclusive – Obama expected to move on Taiwan arms sales before year-end

By Patricia Zengerle & David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is expected as shortly as this week to authorise the sale of two guided missile frigates to Taiwan,…

Another U.S. patrol in South China Sea unlikely this year – officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy is unlikely to carry out another patrol within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea this year, three U.S. defence…