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World - International
2/14/2024 3:56:43 PM
Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto claimed victory in the first round of the archipelago's presidential election Wednesday after preliminary results indicated he was on course to be elected leader of Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

World - International
2/14/2024 12:40:25 PM
Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has a strong lead in the race for the presidency of Southeast Asia's biggest economy, preliminary results from pollsters showed Wednesday after polls closed.

World - International
10/1/2023 2:13:46 PM
Indonesia is set to launch Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway on Monday, a delayed multibillion-dollar project backed by China that will cut travel between capital Jakarta and another major city by hours.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
9/5/2023 5:03:07 PM
The US-China and China-India rivalry in South Asia today seems set to change the geopolitics of the region.

World - Region
7/12/2023 6:53:11 PM
Saudi Arabia signed on Wednesday ASEAN's Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), making it the 51st country partner for the regional bloc.

Business - Economy
7/11/2023 6:19:28 PM
Saudi Arabia has deposited $2 billion into Pakistan's central bank, the government said Tuesday, a much-needed financial boost ahead of a critical meeting of the International Monetary Fund on the new bailout package for the cash-strapped South Asian country.

World - International
7/11/2023 11:27:02 AM
Indonesia's top diplomat warned Tuesday of the threat posed by nuclear weapons, saying that Southeast Asia is “one miscalculation away from apocalypse” and pressing for world powers to sign a treaty to keep the region free from such arms.

World - International
7/7/2023 2:47:40 PM
Muslims in Pakistan were holding rallies on Friday to observe a "Day of the Sanctity of Quran” after the South Asian Islamic nation’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif issued a call for anti-Sweden protests over last week’s burning of the Islamic holy book in Stockholm.

Business - Tech
6/15/2023 1:51:54 PM
TikTok's chief executive said Thursday the company would pour billions of dollars into Southeast Asia in the coming years, as a report showed its nascent venture into online shopping is paying off.

World - International
6/8/2023 2:22:02 PM
Southeast Asian nations have agreed to hold their first-ever joint military drills in the South China Sea, Indonesian officials said Thursday, as tensions grow over China's increasing assertiveness in the region.

World - International
5/9/2023 1:10:18 PM
Southeast Asian nations are at a "crossroad", a senior Indonesian minister warned Tuesday, as escalating violence in junta-controlled Myanmar loomed over a regional summit.

Books - Reviews
4/5/2023 9:09:25 PM
In an insightful and well-documented book, Sayyed Kassem Al-Masry, a seasoned Egyptian diplomat, shares accounts of negotiating settlements for the grievances of Muslim minorities in east and southeast Asia.

World - International
3/12/2023 7:54:09 PM
Two Namibian cheetahs relocated to India last year were released into the wild, more than seven decades after the world's fastest land animal was declared extinct in the South Asian country.

World - International
2/24/2023 1:37:35 PM
​Fresh from a meeting with China’s top diplomat and a UN Security Council session on Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Central and South Asia next week for international talks that will put him in the same room as his Chinese and Russian counterparts.

World - International
2/5/2023 2:39:03 PM
Southeast Asian foreign ministers vowed to finalize negotiations with China over a proposed pact aimed at preventing conflicts in the disputed South China Sea in their annual retreat on Saturday in Indonesia's capital.

World - International
2/2/2023 11:16:46 AM
The United States and the Philippines announced on Thursday an agreement to expand American military presence in the Southeast Asian country, where U.S. forces would be granted access to four more Philippine military camps, effectively giving them new ground to ramp up deterrence against China's increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan and in the disputed South China Sea.

World - International
1/31/2023 8:59:48 PM
The United States slapped fresh sanctions on Myanmar Tuesday, a day before the Southeast Asian country marks the second anniversary of a military coup that launched a violent campaign against democracy activists.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
1/21/2023 2:06:26 PM
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is scheduled to land in New Delhi, India on Tuesday for a three-day visit, where he will take part – for the first time ever – in the South Asian country’s 74th Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest, India's Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Saturday.

World - Region
1/11/2023 10:57:45 PM
On his first visit to the region since his appointment as the UK Minister for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and United Nations, Lord Tariq Ahmad visits on Wednesday, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and met Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad al-Malki.

World - International
12/21/2022 11:36:47 PM
The UN Security Council called for Myanmar's junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday as it adopted its first ever resolution on the situation in the turmoil-ridden Southeast Asian country.

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