Asia Pacific http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21798/all en Obama confirms US drone strikes in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120131/obama-confirms-us-drone-strikes-pakistan <p> Obama acknowledged the drone strikes as a &ldquo;targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists&rdquo; during an hour-long online video &ldquo;hangout&rdquo; with users of Google&rsquo;s Google+ social network.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120131/obama-confirms-us-drone-strikes-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan war Asia-Pacific War Pakistan Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:31:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689603 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippine military kills three top militants in dawn strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120202/philippine-military-kills-three-top-militants- <p> Marwan, a US-trained engineer and senior leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah terror network was among the 15 people killed in total during the dawn raid on a camp near Parang town on the island of Jolo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120202/philippine-military-kills-three-top-militants-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific Philippines Asia-Pacific Philippines Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:33:23 +0000 Luke Browne 5690016 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korean detained for Kim Jong Il Twitter message http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120202/south-korea-twitter-kim-jong-il <p> The tweet could cost him up to seven years of freedom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120202/south-korea-twitter-kim-jong-il" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific Dictators Kim Jong Il North Korea Technology news Diplomacy Technology South Korea Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:26:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690063 at http://www.globalpost.com Kolkata Book Fair bows to threats, cancels author Taslima Nasreen's book launch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120202/kolkata-book-fair-bows-threats-cancels-author-taslim <p> Author Taslima Nasreen is no stranger to controversy. Fair organizers said her appearance could jeopardize the safety of other guests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120202/kolkata-book-fair-bows-threats-cancels-author-taslim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific Culture & Lifestyle World Religion Culture & Lifestyle India Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:53:20 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690136 at http://www.globalpost.com China cut internet and phone access in Tibet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120203/china-cut-internet-and-phone-access-tibet <p> Chinese officials and Tibetans offer different accounts of what happened at a protest. The loss of internet and phone access makes verifying their stories more difficult.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120203/china-cut-internet-and-phone-access-tibet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific China China Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690300 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Car bomb attack kills seven in Kandahar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120205/afghanistan-car-bomb-attack-kills-seven-kandahar <p> The explosives were reportedly hidden in parked vehicle and detonated remotely. Windows in nearby buildings were shattered in the blast. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120205/afghanistan-car-bomb-attack-kills-seven-kandahar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific conflict zones war Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War Sun, 05 Feb 2012 12:24:12 +0000 Luke Browne 5690423 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan factory collapses, killing four and trapping dozens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120206/pakistan-factory-collapses-killing-four <p> Records indicate that 62 people, including women and children, were inside the factory when it collapsed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120206/pakistan-factory-collapses-killing-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific pakistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Mon, 06 Feb 2012 13:09:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5690512 at http://www.globalpost.com US drone attack kills 10 in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120208/us-drone-attack-kills-10-pakistan <p> Officials said the ten killed in the strike - the fifth so far this year - included foreign fighters, but did not specify their nationalities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120208/us-drone-attack-kills-10-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan Asia-Pacific Pakistan Wed, 08 Feb 2012 10:19:24 +0000 Luke Browne 5690862 at http://www.globalpost.com India ministers resign over mobile phone porn scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120208/india-ministers-resign-over-mobile-phone-porn <p> Three government ministers in the southern Indian state of Karnataka resigned on Wednesday after two of them were accused of watching a pornographic video on the third official&rsquo;s mobile phone during a state assembly session.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120208/india-ministers-resign-over-mobile-phone-porn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific india Asia-Pacific India Wed, 08 Feb 2012 11:13:01 +0000 Luke Browne 5690870 at http://www.globalpost.com Badar Mansoor, Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan, killed in US drone strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120209/badar-mansoor-al-qaeda-leader-pakistan-killed-drone <p> Badar Mansoor moved between the militant groups of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, the Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda, and is believed to have planned the May 2010 suicide attack against Pakistan&rsquo;s Ahmadi Muslim minority in Lahore in which up to 90 people died.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120209/badar-mansoor-al-qaeda-leader-pakistan-killed-drone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific pakistan war Asia-Pacific War Pakistan Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:11:05 +0000 Luke Browne 5691065 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese exports and imports fall for first time since 2008 crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120210/chinese-exports-and-imports-fall-first-time-2008 <p> The sharper-than-expected plunge in imports reflects a weakening property sector and a pulling back of infrastructure building in China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120210/chinese-exports-and-imports-fall-first-time-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific China Global Economy Business Asia-Pacific China Global Economy Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:13:46 +0000 Luke Browne 5691215 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan rug business in peril http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120210/afghan-rug-business-peril <p> War and corruption have contributed to the industry&#39;s decline.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120210/afghan-rug-business-peril" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Asia Pacific Global Economic Downturn Business Global Economy Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:26:30 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691260 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkmenistan votes in presidential election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120212/turkmenistan-votes-presidential-election <p> Seven candidates are running against the current president, but all are loyal members of the authoritarian, Central Asian nation&rsquo;s elite, and have made praise of Turkmenistan&rsquo;s leadership a central pillar of their campaigns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120212/turkmenistan-votes-presidential-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific Election Turkmenistan Elections Asia-Pacific Sun, 12 Feb 2012 11:37:18 +0000 Luke Browne 5691390 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung boss sued by brother over inheritance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120214/samsung-boss-sued-brother-over-inheritance <p> Lee Kun-Hee is accused of keeping eight million shares in Samsung Life Insurance and 20 shares in Samsung Electronics for himself.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120214/samsung-boss-sued-brother-over-inheritance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific South Korea Business Asia-Pacific South Korea Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:53:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5691621 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promises help to tackle EU debt crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/global-economy/120214/chinese-premier-wen-promises-help-solve-eu-debt-crisis <p> Europe is China&rsquo;s largest trading partner, with trade worth around $740 billion flowing between the two in 2011. Last week the IMF warned that an escalation of the EU debt crisis could halve China&rsquo;s growth rates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/global-economy/120214/chinese-premier-wen-promises-help-solve-eu-debt-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific China Debt Crisis Europe Global Economy Business Debt Crisis Asia-Pacific Europe China Global Economy Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:25:36 +0000 Luke Browne 5691627 at http://www.globalpost.com