India, Japan ink pacts on bullet train, defense

Agree to $12 billion package to build India’s first bullet train amid strengthened relations as China becomes more assertive in region By Mubasshir Mushtaq MUMBAI, India...

UPDATE – Erdogan calls for global unity to resolve conflicts

Leaders of Belarus and Kyrgyzstan call on Russia and Turkey to de-escalate tensions in wake of downing Russian warplane on Nov. 24 UPDATES WITH MORE...

Japanese flotilla sails forth for ‘scientific’ whaling

Heads to Antarctic waters with scaled-down goal of killing 333 whales after suspension last year following int’l court ruling that hunt wasn’t for research By...

UPDATE – 2 Turkish soldiers wounded in armed attack in Istanbul

Military vehicle comes under attack in central Kagithane district UPDATES HEADLINE AND NUMBER OF WOUNDED, GIVES ADDITIONAL DETAILS ISTANBUL - Two Turkish soldiers were slightly wounded when a military...

UPDATE 2 – ‘Missing’ Chinese tycoon assisting probes: company

Statement comes after Guo Guangchang reported missing amid speculation whether he was detained as graft suspect UPDATES TO ADD BACKGROUND BEIJING - Companies controlled by a renowned...

UPDATE – ‘Missing’ Chinese tycoon assisting probes: company

Statement comes after Guo Guangchang reported missing amid speculation whether he was detained as graft suspect UPDATES TO ADD BACKGROUND BEIJING - Companies controlled by a renowned...

Kerry to meet Putin next week to discuss Syria, Ukraine

Before his visit to Moscow, US Secretary of State will attend 'French led ministerial meeting on Syria' in Paris WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John...

‘Missing’ Chinese tycoon ‘assisting probes’: company

Statement comes after Guo Guangchang reported missing amid speculation whether he was detained as graft suspect BEIJING - Companies controlled by a renowned Chinese businessman...

Missing Chinese tycoon ‘assisting probes’: company

Statement comes after Guo Guangchang reported missing amid speculation whether he was detained as graft suspect BEIJING - Companies controlled by a renowned Chinese businessman...

Istanbul Gold Exchange down

Istanbul Gold Exchange index loses 0.56 percent in value Friday Dec. 11, 2015 ISTANBUL - The Istanbul Gold Exchange index loses 0.56 percent in value Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, with gold trading at...

Rights group slams Myanmar over Rohingya calendar case

Calls on gov’t to drop charges against 6 men for printing calendar using quotes supportive of persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority YANGON, Myanmar – A rights group...

Cambodia: NGOs call for stronger domestic violence law

Warning of flaws, loopholes in law comes weeks after ministry study revealed that 21 percent of women had been beaten or sexually assaulted by...

Russian central bank holds interest rates

Bank warns of growing inflation risks while the economy could still contract further ANKARA - The Russian central bank held its key interest rate at...

UPDATE – Suu Kyi presidency ‘possible’ if ban suspended: report

MP from Myanmar’s ruling party joins those supporting proposal to suspend constitutional clause barring victorious opposition leader from top post UPDATES TO ADD PUNCTUATION TO...

Suu Kyi presidency possible if ban suspended: report

MP from Myanmar’s ruling party joins those supporting proposal to suspend constitutional clause barring victorious opposition leader from top post YANGON, Myanmar - A proposal that...