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AseanPlus News 01 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Hugging for India’s security

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged US President Barack Obama in New Delhi, it marked what could be the distant opening bell of a great geopolitical game.

World 28 Aug 2016 | 8:35 PM

Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace Saudi ambassador - Iraqi state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq asked Saudi Arabia on Sunday to replace its ambassador in Baghdad after his comments about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs and the alleged persecution of Sunni Muslims angered local Shi'ite Muslim politicians and militia leaders.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Bangladesh hunts for more extremists

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said they were hunting more extremist leaders after shooting dead the suspected mastermind of a deadly cafe attack, on the eve of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s first visit.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

41 cases of Zika in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika, all of whom were residents or workers in the Aljunied Crescent and Sims Drive area. They include 36 foreign construction workers.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Suu Kyi faces biggest test yet at ethnic peace conference

YANGON: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi faces what could be the toughest test of her leadership yet when she opens a major ethnic peace conference aimed at ending wars that have blighted the country since its independence.

Business 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

DIY fasteners and grill mesh to drive Chin Well’s growth

BUKIT MINYAK: The demand for do-it-yourself (DIY) fasteners and grill mesh is expected to drive Chin Well Holdings Bhd’s growth in 2017.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Father proud of Australia backpacker stabbing victim

SYDNEY: The father of a Briton fighting for his life after a deadly stabbing at an Australian backpacker hostel said he was proud of his son, who has been hailed as a hero by police.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Indonesian priest hurt in knife attack

MEDAN: A knife-wielding man stabbed a Catholic priest and tried to set off an explosive device at a church in Indonesia, police said, the latest attack on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

BotTherapist gives autistic children a helping hand

BANGKOK: The creators of BotTherapist, a robot designed to help autistic children, have won first prize in the Student Innovation Challenge World 2016.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

China tops survey as ‘super shoppers’

BEIJING: A survey by Worldpay, a London-based company that provides payment products and services, looked into the spending habits of this group of online shoppers who are a gold mine for retailers.