ASEAN Summit to begin in Singapore with Trump absent

On the agenda will be the Rohingya crisis and tensions in the South China Sea

Read more about From Apec to Asean: While Trump skips summits, Xi gets to steal spotlight on Business Standard. The first set of meetings will be held in Singapore

By Prabir De Next week Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to attend the 16th ASEAN-India Summit and 13th East Asia Summit (EAS) at Singapore. Starting 2014, the coming one will be Prime Minister Modi’s...

Read more about China-backed trade deal centre stage at summit as US retreats on Business Standard. World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.China, Japan, India and other

In bilateral meet with Putin, will Dr M bring up MH17?

SINGAPORE, Nov 11 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will meet controversial Russian president Vladimir Putin at the sidelines of the Asean Summit 2018 this Tuesday, amid recent new evidence on the downing...

Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit

SINGAPORE - Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea. Notably abs

Asean meetings to take stock, boost regional cooperation, Singapore

Singapore will be in the spotlight this week as leaders of all 10 Asean members gather for the 33rd Asean Summit and several related meetings at the Suntec Singapore convention centre.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

ASEAN chair: Singapore has achieved far more than anticipated, says Dr Balakrishnan

Speaking to the media ahead of the 33rd ASEAN Summit, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan attributed this success to the hard work of all government agencies ...

Singapore summit: Pence and Modi to discuss bilateral, defence cooperation, says c Singapore summit: Pence and Modi to discuss bilateral, defence cooperation, says White House

Modi and Pence are scheduled to meet during the ASEAN and East Asia Summit in Singapore next week.