AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:50:08 -0400 Former Australian government minister visits Iraq front line Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:32:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Australia-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:14c7 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian government minister drew criticism from the foreign minister on Thursday for visiting the Iraqi front line in a battle between the Islamic State movement and Kurdish Peshmerga. India says it has struck militants across Kashmir frontier Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:18:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Pakistan-Kashmir/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan-Kashmir c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:13c1 NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors. UN in Afghanistan says 15 civilians killed in US air strike Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:59:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:15f2 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations in Afghanistan said on Thursday that an airstrike in the eastern province of Nangarhar near the Pakistan border killed at least 15 civilians and injured another 13. Afghan president, insurgent warlord sign peace agreement Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:17:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Afghanistan-Peace.Agreement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Peace.Agreement c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:13cf KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord on Thursday, pledging to lobby the U.S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists. Cambodian agrees to raise minimum wage for garment workers Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:49:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Cambodia-Labor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Cambodia-Labor c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:14c8 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian government has agreed to raise the minimum wage for clothing and footwear workers, a move that could help placate workers in the country's biggest export industry. Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:20:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS-Philippines-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Philippines-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:134a HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final. Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns to capital after illness Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:39:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS-Myanmar-Suu-Kyi/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Myanmar-Suu-Kyi c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:14b3 YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi returned to the country's capital Thursday after a brief bout of illness following her visit to the United States. Man arrested after 19 bodies found in Chinese village Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:04:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--China-Bodies.Found/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Bodies.Found c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:146e BEIJING (AP) — A suspect was arrested Thursday following the discovery of 19 dead bodies in six homes in a southwestern Chinese village, police and state media said. Nepal urges 'conducive environment' for South Asian summit Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:59:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS-Nepal-Regional-Conference/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Nepal-Regional-Conference c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:148a KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal urged South Asian nations on Thursday to create a "conducive environment" so a regional summit can be held as scheduled in November in Pakistan's capital. Stocks rise on OPEC production agreement; oil rally fades Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:34:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:13a2 HONG KONG (AP) — Energy stocks led most markets higher on Thursday after OPEC nations reached a preliminary deal to cut oil production for the first time in eight years. The price of crude, which shot up about 5 percent on Wednesday's news, edged back slightly. Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:57:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--China-Smog.Free.Tower/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Smog.Free.Tower c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:145f BEIJING (AP) — In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air. Australian government wants slower switch to clean energy Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:25:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/28/AS-Australia-Storm/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Australia-Storm c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:e0e CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A rush by Australia's state governments to switch to clean electricity sources could undermine the country's energy security, the federal government warned Thursday after all of South Australia state lost power. Suspected people smuggler charged in Australian court Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:58:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Australia-Indonesia-Smuggler/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Indonesia-Smuggler c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:1348 SYDNEY (AP) — An Iranian citizen extradited from Indonesia was charged in a Sydney court on Thursday with attempting to smuggle 73 asylum seekers by boat to Australia. Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:02:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS-Koreas-Tension/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Koreas-Tension c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:13d0 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said Thursday that a North Korean soldier had crossed the border between the rivals to defect. 32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:28:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Asia-Typhoon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Asia-Typhoon c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:13a1 BEIJING (AP) — At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon. Afghan unity deal expires, but gridlocked government remains Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:10:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Afghanistan-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:13a4 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration on Thursday of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country. Gunmen kidnap executive director of Pakistan media house Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:02:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Pakistan-Kidnapping/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan-Kidnapping c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:132a PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police official says gunmen have kidnapped the executive director of Pakistan's main media house in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:21:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Koreas-Tension/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Koreas-Tension c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:12dd SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said Thursday that a North Korean soldier had crossed the border between the rivals to defect. Philippines' Duterte to scrap future war games with US Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:51:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/AS--Philippines-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Philippines-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:12a0 HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was giving notice to the United States, his country's long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills. Energy shares lead Asian stocks higher on OPEC output deal Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:13:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/09/29/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:12bf HONG KONG (AP) — Energy companies led a rally in Asian stock markets Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut.