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QNB focuses on Southeast Asia to expand

QNB focuses on Southeast Asia to expand

QNB is putting Southeast Asia as the focus of its expansion, the chief executive officer of the Middle East’s biggest lender said.

China, SE Asian states push trade pact despite India doubts

China, SE Asian states push trade pact despite India doubts

Leaders from China and Southeast Asia states called for swift agreement on what could become the world's largest trade bloc at a regional summit on Sunday

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Bangladesh officials said on Monday a fishing boat carrying Rohingya Muslims to Southeast Asia did not set sail from its shores, where close to one million refugees live in congested camps.

Southeast Asia closes island beaches to recover from climate change and tourism

Southeast Asia closes island beaches to recover from climate change and tourism

More popular Southeast Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl ...

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.

Qatar Airways continues expansion in Asia, adds flight to Bangkok

Qatar Airways continues expansion in Asia, adds flight to Bangkok

The new service to Bangkok, which commences on March 25, is part of the award-winning airline’s continued expansion in Southeast Asia, following its launch of direct service to Thailand’s Chiang Mai late last year.

Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

Scientists in Singapore said they have mapped the genome of the durian, known throughout Southeast Asia as the "king of fruits” for its unique smell, flavour and formidable spiny appearance.

Electric car-sharing service to roll into Singapore

Electric car-sharing service to roll into Singapore

BlueSG, a subsidiary of France's Bollore Group, said that 80 cars and 30 stations where vehicles can be picked up and dropped off would be operational by the end of the year.

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.

China scores diplomatic coup in sea dispute

China scores diplomatic coup in sea dispute

After two days of tense meetings on the dispute in the Philippine capital, foreign ministers from the 10-member Asean issued a joint communique that diplomats involved said was carefully worded to avoid angering China.

Anti-Qatar 'sanctions will only serve to bolster national unity'

Anti-Qatar 'sanctions will only serve to bolster national unity'

Salem bin Mubarak al-Shafi, Qatar's ambassador to Turkey, has said the anti-Qatar sanctions have "nothing to do with law, religion or morality", aljazeera.com reports.

Hamad Port to launch new service lines with Europe and SE Asia

Hamad Port to launch new service lines with Europe and SE Asia

Hamad Port will launch and add new service lines with Europe and Southeast Asia in the coming days, its director Captain Abdul Aziz al-Yafei has said.