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Turkey cancels $3.4bn missile deal with China

ANTALYA: Turkey has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build its first anti-missile system that had alarmed Ankara’s allies in NATO, a Turkish official said yesterday. “The deal was…

China’s new Silk Road: Boom or dust for Pakistan? – Locals remain skeptic as massive construction underway

Philippines boosts security ahead of economic summit – 125,000-member force on ‘full alert’

Suu Kyi party wins Myanmar elections – World leaders laud historic polls

YANGON: Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition yesterday secured a parliamentary majority from last weekend’s polls that will allow it to elect a president and form a government in a historic…

Man ‘hid in gutter to peep up skirts’

TOKYO: A man in Japan who hid in a drain for five hours, allegedly to snap photos up women’s skirts, was given away when passers-by spotted his hair sticking out…

China says Philippines must heal rift over South China Sea – Indonesia says it could take Beijing to court

China, Taiwan leaders join hands at historic summit – ‘We are brothers connected by flesh’

SINGAPORE: The presidents of China and Taiwan reached across decades of Cold War-era estrangement and rivalry to exchange a historic handshake and warm words in the first summit since the…

Painfully slow rebuild after Philippine typhoon – Million survivors without safe homes

TACLOBAN: Two years after a super typhoon devastated the Philippines and sounded a global alarm on climate change, a massive rebuilding program has had big successes but at least one…

Reporter shot dead in new Philippines media murder

MANILA: A Philippine radio reporter has been shot dead, police and colleagues said yesterday, in the latest attack in a country known for dozens of unsolved killings of journalists. Jose…

Despite critics, support for Suu Kyi strong before polls – NLD expected to win

KAWHMU, Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi’s star power has fallen among fellow Myanmar politicians critical of her management style and decision-making, and among fans abroad disenchanted with the Nobel Peace…

China ends one-child policy – Many couples still stick to one due to cost

Nepal turns to China after India restricts fuel supply – Kathmandu signs deal with Beijing

KATHMANDU: Fuel-starved Nepal has signed an agreement with China to import gasoline, diesel and cooking gas, effectively ending a monopoly on supply from India, which has restricted fuel convoys as…