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China says open to meeting with U.S. defence secretary

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Sunday it is open to a meeting with the U.S. defence secretary on the sidelines of a regional security forum in Cambodia this week, in a sign of thawing relations

Explainer-Why U.S. seeks closer security cooperation with the Philippines

By David Brunnstrom and Karen Lema WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits the Philippines this week in the Biden administration's latest high-level engagement with

US VP Harris announces $20 million new clean energy funding for Mekong region

By Poppy McPherson BANGKOK (Reuters) - U.S Vice President Kamala Harris announced $20 million in new funding for clean energy projects in the Mekong region, during the last day of her tour of Thailand

Michael Bloomberg apologises for Boris Johnson speech criticising China

By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING (Reuters) - Michael Bloomberg apologised last week at a business forum hosted by the news agency he founded for remarks by British former Prime Minister Boris Johnson

New Zealand defence minister visits Ukraine, reaffirms support

(Reuters) - New Zealand said on Sunday Defence Minister Peeni Henare has visited Kyiv to reaffirm the Pacific nation's support for Ukraine's resistance to Russia's invasion. "We discussed New

Countries adopt COP27 deal with ‘loss and damage’ fund

By Valerie Volcovici, Dominic Evans and William James SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) -Countries adopted a hard-fought final agreement at the COP27 climate summit early on Sunday that sets up a fund

Explainer-What to expect as Malaysia’s split election leaves scramble to form govt

By Mei Mei Chu KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's political leaders were scrambling to form a coalition government on Sunday after an election produced an unprecedented hung parliament, with no group

Voting begins in Nepal amid looming economic, political stability concerns

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) -Nepali women clad in saris and men in jeans and baseball caps were standing in long queues on Sunday as voting started in a general election that few expect to

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

By Sheila Dang and Helen Coster (Reuters) -Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who

Countries agree on ‘loss and damage’ fund in overnight session to approve COP27 deal

By Valerie Volcovici, Dominic Evans and William James SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) -Countries agreed early Sunday at the COP27 climate summit to set up a fund to help poor countries being battered

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

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The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.