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Indonesia, Saudi Arabia sign defense agreement

Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed a defense cooperation agreement (DCA) on January 23, the first of its kind between the two nations. The agreement was...
Indonesia deploys warships amid tensions with Australia

Indonesian has moved warships closer to the border with Australia and put aircraft on stand-by to thwart possible incursions by Australian ships towing back...
Arab development fund targets the Philippines

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) has decided to expand its programme to Southeast Asia and will launch first activities in the Philippines...
Vietnam rethinks nuclear power strategy

Vietnam will delay the construction of its first nuclear power plant by six years, state media reported on January 16, amid concerns over safety...
Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand form alliance

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand on January 16 announced an alliance to expand services to both countries and boost their global reach as...
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Outlook remains very positive, finds Barwa Bank CEO Steve Troop
Brunei to boost economic ties with Kuwait

At a recent meeting of Kuwait's Ambassador to Brunei Dr. Fahad Meshari Al-Dhafiri with Brunei's Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lim Jock...
40+ travel warnings for Thailand – UAE, Kuwait latest

More than 40 countries have issued or upheld travel warnings for Thailand ahead of the planned mass protests starting from January 13, suggesting travelers...
Myanmar, EU to sign investment agreement

Myanmar will soon sign an investment protection agreement with the European Union to promote foreign investments, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). “The EU...
Sydney issues travel warning for Indonesia

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel warning for Indonesia, including the tourist hotspot of Bali, because of the "high threat of...
AirAsia X plans Europe, US flights

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group, plans to fly to the US by 2015 and to Europe by 2016, said...
EU slams Cambodia over ‘rice export mix’

The European Union has criticised Cambodia for allegedly exporting a mix of rice that is not totally of Cambodian origin. According to the EU...
EU eyes investment into Myanmar’s mining sector

Some EU countries are planning to sign an agreement with Myanmar's ministry of mines to start investing in Myanmar's mining industry. "If EU countries are...
EU bans fish imports from Cambodia

The European Union has announced that it was banning fish imports from Cambodia and two other countries because of illegal fishing under their countries'...
Philippines bans workers from going to Yemen

The Philippine government on December 9 banned its workers from going to Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 people,...
Brunei, Poland sign defense cooperation deal

Brunei and Poland signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in defence collaboration at the Brunei Darussalam International Defense Exhibition and Conference, or Bridex, which...
Russia-Indonesia trade to reach $3b

Trade turnover between Russia and Indonesia will reach $3 billion by the end of 2013, Russia's Ambassador to Jakarta Mikhail Galuzin said in an...
Third GCC-ASEAN meeting held in Bahrain

The foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held their 3rd ministerial meeting on November...