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Revised defense rules would give Japan new powers to aid U.S. military

TOKYO — The United States and Japan are close to concluding a set of bilateral defense rules that if finalized would give Japan’s military new powers to act when U.S. forces are threatened by a third country, U.S. officials said Wednesday.<p>Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, speaking during a visit to …

National Security

Japan's dilemma over the China-led infrastructure bank | DW | 08.04.2015

Germany and Great Britain are in, along with France, Italy, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Russia and a host of other nations. But, along with the …

China and Vietnam to strengthen relations - World

<b>Nations sign series of agreements and pledge to tackle past differences properly</b><p>China and Vietnam showed their determination on Tuesday to strengthen …

China

Talking to Cambodians in the Bronx About the Khmer Rouge Genocide Tribunal

Despite many Cambodian New Yorkers' connection to the tragedy, the diaspora here isn't too focused on the proceedings in their home country.<p>Kandaal Pheach, sitting cross-legged, is quietly basking in the gentle glow of flickering candles on the main floor of a New York City Buddhist temple.<p>The …

Avoid the backpackers: The other way to see Cambodia

We watch life on the river slip by as if we are in a trance.<p>Sittong the deck hand told us we were going to see the seals. Given we were only an hour …

Ho Chi Minh City

Cambodia land disputes

Meas Ren is small in stature but has a firm, authoritative voice.<p>The 55-year-old Cambodian woman, from the Preah Vihear province in the country's …

Asia

Islamic State enters fray in Pakistan

<b>Islamic State drew first blood against Pakistan at the weekend when its regional spokesman claimed their fighters had shot dead three Pakistani soldiers.</b><p>But how big an advantage does this represent for the group?<p>Few are willing to speculate.<p>Most analysts see IS as a phenomenon of the Levant, having …

Pakistan

What's going on in Afghanistan? CNN's Nick Paton Walsh answers your questions

<b>(CNN) —</b> After more than a decade of foreign intervention in Afghanistan, was it all worth it?<p>We invited you to pose questions like these on Facebook to our correspondent Nick Paton Walsh, who just returned from a reporting trip in Afghanistan.<p>While he was there, he witnessed a chilling development: …

Afghanistan

Afghan soldier kills 1 US soldier, several others injured

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan soldier shot and killed a U.S. soldier and wounded several others Wednesday before being shot dead, the first …

Afghanistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thanks Nawaz Sharif After Pakistan Evacuates 11 Indians From Yemen

<b>New Delhi:</b> As Pakistan ferried 11 Indians whom it evacuated from strife-torn Yemen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, thanked his counterpart …

Pakistan, Sri Lanka sign nuclear accord during President Sirisena's maiden visit to Islamabad

Pakistan has reportedly signed a nuclear agreement with Sri Lanka during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's maiden visit to the nation post …

Pakistan

‘Charting out dynamic course’: Islamabad, Colombo sign nuclear energy deal

<b>ISLAMABAD:</b><p><b>Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed at least half a dozen agreements including one on nuclear energy on Monday as the leaders of the two states</b> …

Sri Lanka

Winning Sri Lanka’s Peace

Today, a half-decade after the end of its 36-year civil war, Sri Lanka has reached a pivotal moment in its own efforts to consolidate peace. The new …

Sri Lanka

Modi increases compensation for farmers to ease rural discontent | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced higher compensation and government aid for farmers who are suffering due to unseasonable rains, in an attempt to calm growing discontent among people living in the countryside.<p>A farmer stands in his wheat field, which was …

India

Sri Lanka Should Resist Beijing's Overtures

In January, Sri Lanka’s voters kicked out President Mahinda Rajapaksa for being corrupt, repressive, and too close to China. The country’s new …

Obama reiterates support to India’s bid for UNSC

President Barack Obama has reiterated United States’ support for India’s membership of a reformed United Nation Security Council as he considers it a …

India Inc unhappy with Modi Govt’s ‘sluggish reforms’

Right fromSwachch Bharat AbhiyaantoDigital India initiativeand Make in India campaign, Indians hailed the reform that theModi governmenthas initiated …

India

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about China's tourists

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Japan hints interest in China-led AIIB, earmarking 1.5 bln USD as contribution

Japan hints interest in China-led AIIB, earmarking 1.5 bln USD as contribution<p>TOKYO, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Japan has indicated that it remains …

UN deputy chief to visit China - China

BEIJING -- UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will visit China from Wednesday to Saturday, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on …

China

Dalai Lama Can't Get a Visa to Meet Other Nobel Peace Prize Winners in South Africa

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama's planned visit to South Africa has been canceled, the country's foreign ministry …

The South African HIV scientist who gave girls back control of their bodies

Quarraisha Abdool Karim has won a top science prize for her work protecting women from HIV in South Africa<p>Last weekend Quarraisha Abdool Karim, one of South Africa’s top HIV researchers, became the first woman to receive a US$100,000 (£62,000) prize for developing world scientists. The prize is a …

Private South Africa news channel defends editorial independence | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s leading private broadcaster hit back at allegations on Tuesday that its editorial independence was under threat from a political and union plot to sway coverage on its 24-hour ENCA news channel.<p>In an email to staff, John Copelyn, the chairman of ENCA parent …

'Africa's arms dump': following the trail of bullets in the Sudans

Sudan was awash with arms long before the country split in two. When South Sudan seceded in 2011, it was estimated that there were up to 3.2m small arms in circulation. Two-thirds of these were thought to be in the hands of civilians. Since then, arms have proliferated on both sides of the recently …

Project Daniel: 3D Printing Prosthetic Arms for Children in Sudan

Wildlife<p>At age 14, Daniel Omar had both his arms blown off by a bomb dropped on his village, and considered his life not worth living. His story is not untypical. In this installment of Digital Diversity, we look at how the Not Impossible Team – after a trip to Sudan Nuba’s Mountains – set up the …

Female students from Darfur arrested and beaten in Sudan, says HRW

The detention of young Darfuri women studying in Khartoum has sparked outrage among activists who point to systematic discrimination<p>Sixteen female students are being held without charge in Sudan amid fears that they could face the death penalty after the government accused them of supporting Darfur …

Obama extends emergency sanctions in Sudan

The emergency in Sudan goes on.<p>President Obama notified Congress on Friday he is extending a 1997 emergency declaration with respect to Sudan, the legal maneuver needed to extend sanctions on that government for its alleged connections to terrorist networks and human rights abuses.<p>In 2006, during …

South Africa Shuts Down First Pro-Gay Mosque

Local officials in Cape Town, South Africa, have shuttered the country’s first mosque that welcomes gay people and allows women to lead prayers, …

Caesarean section rates in South Africa ‘recklessly high’, warn experts

Up to 90% of pregnant private hospital patients opt for C-section in parts of Cape Town, far exceeding WHO limit of 15%<p>More than two in three South African mothers in private hospitals give birth by caesarean section, way above the international average, research has shown.<p>Experts estimate that in …