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SE Asia faces threats from IS, cyberattacks, summit hears

SE Asia faces threats from IS, cyberattacks, summit hears

Southeast Asia faces ‘very real’ threats from the Islamic State (IS) group despite their defeat in the Middle East, as well as cyberattacks, Singapore's prime minister warned Saturday at a regional summit.

Southeast Asia, Australia ‘gravely’ concerned by North Korean weapons

Southeast Asia, Australia ‘gravely’ concerned by North Korean weapons

Southeast Asian countries and Australia said on Sunday they held ‘grave concerns’ about escalating tension caused by North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes and urged ‘irreversible’ denuclearisation.

SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing's activities in South China Sea

SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing's activities in South China Sea

Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over China's activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began ...

Untapped opportunities for Asean nations in Qatar, says Commercial Bank CEO

Untapped opportunities for Asean nations in Qatar, says Commercial Bank CEO

Members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) have a “wide range of opportunities” to participate in private sector projects under Qatar’s National Development Strategy 2017 – 2022, a Commercial Bank senior official has said.

Dishing up a treat at Asean Food Festival

Dishing up a treat at Asean Food Festival

Attendees had the opportunity to savour various Asean dishes at a buffet dinner at Sridan Restaurant in Shangri-La Doha Hotel.

Blockade 'opens opportunity for Asean to help Qatar'

Blockade 'opens opportunity for Asean to help Qatar'

Speaking at the ‘Qatar and Asean — Trade and Investment Opportunities’ seminar in Doha recently, Joseph Abraham noted that prior to the blockade, 40% of Qatar’s food and construction materials came through the land border.

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila from Sunday, hoping their presence will quieten international criticism over his deadly drugs war ...

ASEAN to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November

ASEAN to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is to sign a free-trade agreement with Hong Kong in November, a Philippine government official said Saturday, following three years of talks.

Colourful ceremony marks Asean anniversary in Doha

Colourful ceremony marks Asean anniversary in Doha

A series of cultural performances marked the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) anniversary celebration yesterday at the new campus of the Philippine School of Doha (PSD) campus in Abu Hamour.

Asean nations eye Qatar business opportunities

Asean nations eye Qatar business opportunities

The Association of South East Asian Nations is ready to respond to the short-term need for various imports to Qatar, as well as offering long-term opportunity for joint venture or investments in many sectors, Asean Committee in Doha chairman and Thailand ambassador Soonthorn Chaiyindee has said.

Asean has weathered many challenges, says Thai envoy

Asean has weathered many challenges, says Thai envoy

The Association of South East Asian Nations has overcome many political, economic and social challenges in the past 50 years, Thailand ambassador Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum has said.

Vietnam challenges China at security talks

Vietnam challenges China at security talks

Vietnam urged other Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger stand against Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, as a tense regional security forum began Saturday with North Korea also under fire over its nuclear programme.