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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan's Abe steals a march on China with South Asia tour

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew to Bangladesh on Saturday (September 6) for a two-stop tour of South Asia as the globe-trotting leader asserts Tokyo's interest in a region where it has ceded influence to China. Abe becomes the first Japanese prime minister to visit Bangladesh in

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Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister

Australia to sign civil nuclear deal with India

AUSTRALIA Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday (September 3) he hoped to sign a deal this week to sell uranium to India for ...

A flag atop Pkistan Parliament House

Pakistan protests ease as rival leaders seek negotiated settlement

RIVAL Pakistani politicians explored the possibility of a negotiated solution on Wednesday (September 3) to end weeks of protests ai ...

Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

AUSTRALIA'S Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday (August 29) he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign a ...

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif defiant amid protest crisis

PAKISTAN'S embattled prime minister said on Wednesday (August 27) he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, st ...

The main gate of Pakistan High Commission office in New Delhi

India calls off diplomatic talks with Pakistan

INDIA called off on Monday (August 18) peace talks with Pakistan, giving a jolt to renewed diplomatic efforts between the two nuclea ...

Imran Khan gestures at the rally

Pakistani cleric, opposition leader begin protest marches

THOUSANDS of anti-government protesters began to march on the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Thursday (August 14) from the eastern ...

Kerry speaks with India's Prime minister Narendra Modi

Doubts surface about India's Modi after trade deal scuppered

INDIA'S Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the ...

Paddy growing near Ahmedabad

Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world

India's tough diplomacy blocked a landmark world trade treaty late on Thursday, despite last-ditch talks to rescue what would ha ...

US Secretary of State John Kerry says goodbye to US envoy Kathleen in New Delhi

US says India refusal on WTO deal a wrong signal

US SECRETARY of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (August 1) that India's refusal to sign a global tr ...

Paddy cultivation in fields near Ahmedabad

Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India, say sources

A GROUP of World Trade Organization (WTO) members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India ...