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World 22 Jun 2017 | 4:36 PM

India eyes breakthrough on U.S. surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalise relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 5:38 PM

Heavy fighting in northeastern Congo, several wounded - residents

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Exchanges of heavy weapons fire erupted in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday between the army and militia fighters, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, residents said.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 6:35 PM

Turkey steps up support for Qatar, discusses Gulf tensions with Saudi

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey sent a first ship of food supplies to Qatar on Thursday and was also sending a small contingent of soldiers, media reported, while President Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Saudi Arabia's leaders on calming tensions in the region.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 7:12 PM

Exclusive - South Korea president calls on China's Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear programme

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear programme and he would call on President Xi Jinping to lift measures against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defence system.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 7:29 PM

Blackwater founder's FSG signs security deal with Somali region

NAIROBI(Reuters) - Frontier Services Group (FSG), co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services for a regional development project in Somalia.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 8:31 PM

Iran tells Riyadh to free Iranian fishermen, compensate for death - media

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran urged regional rival Saudi Arabia on Thursday to free three Iranian fishermen, pay compensation for shooting dead a sailor and punish those behind an "irresponsible act", the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

AseanPlus News 23 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar raids terrorist training camp, killing three

Yangon: Myanmar security forces have killed three people in raids on “terrorist” training camps run by Rohingya Muslim militants in the north of Rakhine state, state media reported.

Plantations 23 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil prices seen going lower for the rest of this year and into 2018

PETALING JAYA: Looming bearish fundamentals will likely drag crude palm oil (CPO) prices lower for the rest of this year and going into 2018, say analysts.

Business 23 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

AirAsia to add more international destinations from Johor Baru this year

SENAI: AirAsia Bhd plans to add at least two or three international destinations in the region connecting Johor Baru by this year to attract more regional tourists to the state.

AseanPlus News 23 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

At least 29 dead after car bomb hits Afghanistan bank

Lashkar Gah:At least 29 people were killed when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.