VP Meets With King Salman, Discusses Partnership Commitments

Vice President Jusuf Kalla has discussed the new Indonesia-Saudi Arabia partnerships with King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.

04 March 2017 | 12:02 PM


Jakarta Police to Deploy 4,000 Officers to Safeguard IORA Leaders' Summit

After the visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman, Jakarta will host a meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, or IORA.

04 March 2017 | 10:12 AM


Fears of Chinese Backlash Over Missile Defense Hit South Korean Firms

South Korean companies on Friday (03/03) bore the brunt of a perceived backlash from China over the deployment of a US missile system outside Seoul, with shares tumbling on media reports of Beijing telling tour operators to stop selling trips to the country.

04 March 2017 | 09:00 AM


US Carrier Puts on Show of 'Commitment', Not Power, in South China Sea

The flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson shakes as a succession of F-18 fighter jets are catapulted into take-off, emitting a thunderous noise and leaving white mist in their wake.

04 March 2017 | 08:00 AM


Philippines' Duterte Will Pay Price for Drugs Killings, Detained Senator Says

A senator and detained critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has warned he and his "blind followers" will pay for ignoring alleged extrajudicial killings, and should stop trying to fool the world their crackdown was above board.

04 March 2017 | 07:00 AM


Philippines Looking at Ban on Ore Exports in Reform Push, Nickel Jumps

The Philippines may consider banning exports of raw minerals to encourage domestic processing and boost the value of shipments, an environment official said on Friday (03/03), as the government looks to extract more from its mining sector after a crackdown.

04 March 2017 | 06:00 AM


Thailand Jails Former Palace Aide for Royal Defamation

A former Thai palace medical adviser was jailed for five and a half years for insulting the monarchy and other charges on Friday (03/03), a day after another disgraced aide to the new king was charged in a separate case.

04 March 2017 | 05:00 AM


Boeing Sounds out Indian Carriers on 737 MAX-10 Aircraft

Boeing Co has approached India's SpiceJet Ltd and Jet Airways Ltd as it gauges airlines' interest in its 737 MAX-10 aircraft, the stretched version of the yet-to-be-delivered 737 MAX narrow-body jetliner, a senior executive said.

04 March 2017 | 04:00 AM


Germany's Merkel to Visit Washington March 14

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Washington on March 14 to meet President Donald Trump, their first encounter after a rocky start to relations amid disagreements about trade, Trump’s travel ban and his comments about the media.

04 March 2017 | 03:00 AM


Sri Lanka's Drought Won't Hit Budget Deficit, Finance Minister Says

The worst drought to hit Sir Lanka in 40 years may cost the government up to 40 billion rupees ($264.7 million), but should not worsen the fiscal deficit, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Friday (03/03).

04 March 2017 | 02:00 AM