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World 22 Jun 2017 | 5:30 AM

After pointed criticism, Tillerson urges Gulf demands be sent to Qatar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes Arab countries involved in a diplomatic split with Qatar will soon present Doha a list of "reasonable and actionable" demands to move the crisis towards a resolution, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 6:54 AM

Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons

Bangkok (AFP) - Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern border, officials said Thursday.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 7:11 AM

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Sydney (AFP) - Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.

India 22 Jun 2017 | 7:17 AM

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi (AFP) - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 7:29 AM

Compensation for Guam WWII atrocity survivors

Hagatna (Guam) (AFP) - The US government has launched a compensation scheme for survivors of Japanese atrocities in Guam, 73 years after hostilities ended on the Pacific island.

Business 22 Jun 2017 | 7:52 AM

AirAsia to order 14 more A320ceo aircraft

PARIS: AirAsia Bhd has signed an agreement with Airbus to order an additional 14 A320 current engine option (CEO) aircraft to meet higher than expected near-term growth on the carrier’s regional network. The contract, which is subject to AirAsia board approval, was announced at the Paris Air Show today.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 7:55 AM

FBI says probing Michigan airport stabbing as 'act of terrorism'

DETROIT/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday it was investigating as an act of terrorism the stabbing of a police officer inside the main terminal of a small airport in Flint, Michigan.

TECH 22 Jun 2017 | 8:00 AM

Pikom: ICT professionals' salaries expected to grow 6.7% this year

The Pikom Job Market Outlook in Malaysia 2017 aims to help decision makers in organisations to understand and plan their ICT talent requirements.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 8:25 AM

Philippine star Charice announces new transgender name

Manila (AFP) - US television star and music sensation Charice Pempengco of the Philippines has announced a new transgender identity, revealing his new name on Twitter: Jake Zyrus.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 9:00 AM

China the new frontier for Royal Ascot

Ascot (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Well-heeled Chinese citizens are keener than ever before on Royal Ascot and the lure of owning a winner at the meeting could see more buying horses, commercial director Juliet Slot says.