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Afghan president’s first trip abroad will be to China

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will travel to China this month, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, marking what will be the leader’s first foreign trip [...]
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David vs. Goliath in the South China Sea: The Philippines vs. China

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

In a dramatic display of strategic naivete, the Philippines decided (early-October) to suspend the repair and upgrade of its age-old airstrip on the Spratly island of Thitu [...]
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New Zealand government agenda: surplus, flag vote

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

New Zealand’s prime minister laid out a three-year government agenda Tuesday that includes returning the country’s books to surplus, conducting a vote on whether [...]
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Australian driller Boart Longyear in $352 million bailout deal

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australian-listed drilling services company Boart Longyear Ltd said on Thursday it had agreed to a restructuring deal worth up to $352 million with US investor Centerbridge [...]
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Burma charter plan kills chance of Suu Kyi becoming president

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Global Post | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s joint house committee on constitutional amendment recommended in a report presented to parliament Wednesday that a clause be maintained in the charter [...]
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Burma: The Politics of Rakhine State

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Crisis Group | 6:00 AM

The highly volatile situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State adds dangerously to the country’s political and religious tensions. Long-term, incremental solutions are [...]
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Burma, Cambodia to push oil and gas business

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Gulf-times | 6:00 AM

The two Southeast Asian nations of Myanmar and Cambodia are expanding their hydrocarbon production in an effort to capitalise on ever-rising domestic and regional demand. The [...]
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India grounds Sukhoi-30 fleet; safety checks on

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. The fleet of about 200 [...]
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Indian girl, 3, ‘raped’ in Bangalore school

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Indian police are investigating the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore. The child returned from school on Tuesday and complained of [...]
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PM Narendra Modi takes first bite at coal to end India’s power mess

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

India could allow commercial coal mining by foreign companies if they set up units in the country, opening the door for global giants like Rio Tinto to access the [...]
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India to begin trade pact with former USSR nations rich in natural resources

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

At a time when Russia is staring at the possibility of more sanctions from the West, India is looking to deepen its engagement with the country. The government will soon [...]
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Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Miamiherald | 6:00 AM

Australia’s prime minister said Thursday he was considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola, but that [...]
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Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row

Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The Philippine president said yesterday that the international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea and a [...]
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Indian PM congratulates Najib on Malaysia’s UNSC seat

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak received a congratulatory message from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after Malaysia secured a non-permanent seat in the UN [...]
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Malaysian envoy due back in N.Z. on sex charge: report

24-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian military attache who sparked outrage when he invoked diplomatic immunity to escape a sex charge in New Zealand will arrive in Wellington to face court on [...]
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