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Asian nations call for freedom of air, seas

Japan and Southeast Asian countries called for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, as China's military assertiveness raises regional tensions and after US and Chinese warships narrowly avoided collision in the disputed South China Sea.

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Centre to bolster Asia cultural ties

A research centre is to be set up in Bahrain to strengthen cultural links between the Gulf and a trade bloc of 10 up-and-coming Asian countries. It will act as a source of information for policy-makers and help the region improve

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PM urges strong Gulf-Asean links

Strong GCC-Asean links are necessary to counter global economic volatility, said His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa during official talks with his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok. He also

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Alba lauds strong Asean trade links

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has praised strong economic ties between the kingdom and the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) during a visit to the plant by senior members of the Asean diplomatic corps based in the Kingdom. "Alba r

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Asean told to step up inflation fight

Indonesia has warned fellow Southeast Asian states that rising food and energy prices could drive more people into poverty and urged co-ordinated action to fight inflation. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said at the start of

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Bahrain seeks to boost trade ties with Asean

Bahrain is keen on strengthening trade relations with the Far East, a top official has said. The kingdom is looking to build on the strategic dialogue that the GCC has entered into with the Asean group and China, said Royal Court Minis

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GCC, Asean sign trade pact

The GCC and Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean) have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at setting up a trade bloc between the Gulf states and Southeast Asian countries. The agreement was signed yesterday (June 30) at Ri

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Flu claims first Canadian victim

The new H1N1 flu killed its first patient in Canada, making it the third country after Mexico and the US to report a death from the virus that has made more than 3,400 people in 28 countries ill. The chief medical officer in the Canadian p

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China plans $10bn infrastructure fund

China will set up a $10 billion China-Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) investment cooperation fund to support infrastructure projects in the region, the Chinese Premier said today (April 18). Wen Jiabao was speaking at the Bo

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China planned $10bn fund at failed summit

China had planned to announce a $10 billion infrastucture investment fund and offer credit to neighbours at a cancelled weekend summit of Asian leaders in Thailand, its foreign minister said. Anti-government protestors forced the cancellat

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