Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to Japan
Tokyo (CNN) -- President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China. Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a weeklong ...
Sri Lanka to deport British woman over tattoo
British tourist Naomi Coleman poses for a photograph to display a tattoo of the Buddha on her upper arm, after she was arrested at Sri Lanka's main international airport and later ordered with deportation for having a tattoo of the Buddha, in Colombo ...
Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo
Buddha tattoo gets British tourist deported from Sri Lanka
British Tourist Arrested in Sri Lanka Over Buddha Tattoo
North Korea steps up activity at its nuclear site, South says
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea has stepped up activity at its main nuclear test site, possibly preparing to carry out a fourth underground blast, South Korea said Tuesday. The report comes just days before U.S. President Barack Obama is due to ...
Obama arrives in Japan, backs its island dispute
TOKYO —Trade talks, territorial disputes and disagreements over war history await President Obama here in a long-delayed effort to reset U.S. policy in Asia. Japan is Obama's first stop in a four-nation tour in which he hopes to convince Asian allies ...
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Pakistan Is Asked to Shut Down News Channel
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LONDON — The attempted killing of a prominent Pakistani journalist has prompted a bruising public dispute between Pakistan's powerful army spy agency and the largest media group that has exacerbated tense relations between the country's civilian and ...
Why Pakistan's largest private broadcaster may soon go dark
Pakistan army demands TV channel closure over assassination dispute
Pakistan's most prominent journalist shot by gunman in Karachi
Obama Offering Japan Security, Economic Assurances
Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources ...
Tattoo Of Buddha Gets British Tourist Thrown Out Of Sri Lanka
The island nation of Sri Lanka has ordered the deportation of a British tourist for arriving in the country sporting a Buddha tattooed on her arm. Authorities say the ink shows disrespect for religious feelings in the majority-Buddhist nation. Naomi ...
Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip
TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer. The Yasukuni Shrine in central Tokyo enshrines 2.5 million war dead ...
Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant
TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing ...
India-Russia-Afghanistan synergy: India to pay for Russian arms supplies to Kabul
It is a done deal and already under implementation, quietly but surely: securing India's and Russia's strategic interests in Afghanistan in the not-too-distant scenario of the drawdown of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan. Under this historic ...
Iran-India ties poised for takeoff