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ASEAN, China to adopt protocols to prevent South China Sea clashes

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China were expected Wednesday to adopt a protocol aimed at preventing clashes resulting from unplanned encounters in the disputed South...

ASEAN leaders urged to cooperate amid regional threats, disputes

South-East Asian leaders were urged on Tuesday to work more closely together amid threats posed by terrorism, climate change, fragile economic growth, and divisive issues such as the South China...

US pledges 90 million dollars for Laos bomb clearance assistance

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged 90 million dollars to help clear millions of unexploded bombs in Laos that date back to the Vietnam War.

Obama cancels meeting with Duterte after expletive-laden remarks

US President Barack Obama cancelled a planned bilateral meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to swear at him if he raised concerns over extra-judicial killings, a...

Philippines' Duterte warns foreign leaders not to question drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned US President Barack Obama and other foreign leaders not to question his deadly anti-drug campaign when they meet at an annual South-East Asian...

South China Sea dispute to dominate ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting

Foreign ministers from the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations were to meet Sunday in Vientiane, with the South China Sea dispute expected to dominate.

Report: No joint ASEAN statement over South China Sea ruling

The 10 members of the Association of South-East Asians Nations have abandonned attempts to agree a joint position on this week's ruling dismissing China's claims over the South China Sea, a media...

US-ASEAN summit calls for "maritime security," no mention of China

The United States and south-east Asian countries called for "maritime security" but made no direct reference to China or the South China Sea, where Beijing has been pressing territorial disputes,...

Obama welcomes ASEAN leaders to meeting focussed on security, trade

US President Barack Obama welcomed leaders from south-east Asian nations to a California retreat centre Monday for talks centred on economic and security issues as part of his administration's...