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IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

The ‘skyrocketing’ costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warned Monday.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts ...

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the leaders should not discuss the issue.

Trump: Asia held hostage by   N. Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

Trump: Asia held hostage by N. Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

Donald Trump has embarked on a tour of Asia this week trying to rally regional support for curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

Don't 'underestimate' US, warns Trump as he kicks off Asia tour

Don't 'underestimate' US, warns Trump as he kicks off Asia tour

President Donald Trump Sunday issued a stern warning that ‘no dictator’ should underestimate the United States as he kicked off an Asian tour dominated by the North Korea nuclear crisis.

N Korea rules out negotiations as Trump heads to Asia

N Korea rules out negotiations as Trump heads to Asia

North Korea ruled out talks and threatened to increase its nuclear arsenal in a fresh warning to Donald Trump's administration Saturday as the US President set off on a tour of Asia.

Number of billionaires worldwide jumps 10%: study

Number of billionaires worldwide jumps 10%: study

UBS and PwC said that last year marked the first time it recorded more billionaires in Asia (637) than in the United States (563), crediting the rise of China's entrepreneurs.UBS and PwC said that last year marked the first time it recorded more billionaires in Asia (637) than in the United States (

Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia

Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on his first official visit to South Asia, as the world's two biggest democracies ...

Asia a key trading partner for Qatar: FM

Asia a key trading partner for Qatar: FM

Asia is Qatar's biggest trading partner accounting for 90% of the country's exports, HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has said.

Trump to visit Asia in November, North Korea in spotlight

Trump to visit Asia in November, North Korea in spotlight

Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a trip ...

China out of World Cup despite victory

China out of World Cup despite victory

China's faint hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup finals in Russia finally ended on Tuesday, despite securing the victory they needed in Qatar with just 10 men.

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis.