Geography of Asia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24278/all en (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/blank-headline-received-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>INDIAN SOLDIERS IN KASHMIR WERE KILLED BY PAKISTANI TROOPS "IN<br /> GRAVE PROVOCATION" - INDIAN ARMY SPOKESMAN</p> <p> </p> Asia CDATA Geography of Asia Indian Army India–Pakistan relations Kashmir XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:08:40 +0000 5731590 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Defiant Kurds to truck more crude to Turkey-Genel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-defiant-kurds-truck-more-crude-turkey-genel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Exports to Turkey from Taq Taq field to rise up to 20,000 bpd</p> <p>* Genel says happy to finance new proposed Kurdistan-Turkey pipeline</p> <p>* Taq Taq-Khurmala pipeline seen operational in mid-Feb</p> <p>By Humeyra Pamuk</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Trucked exports of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan to Turkey may reach 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) in a few weeks, the chief executive of Genel Energy said, in a growing trade that central government in Baghdad sees as illegal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-defiant-kurds-truck-more-crude-turkey-genel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Asia Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:00:13 +0000 5732111 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rare snowstorm paralyses Jerusalem area, N.Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-rare-snowstorm-paralyses-jerusalem-area-nisrael <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details on snow damage in Palestinian territory,)</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The worst snowstorm in 20 years shut government offices, public transport and schools in Jerusalem and along the northern Israeli region bordering on Lebanon on Thursday.</p> <p>Many Palestinians in the hilly occupied West Bank were also snowed in and dozens were forced to flee flooded homes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-rare-snowstorm-paralyses-jerusalem-area-nisrael" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Geography of Asia Israeli–Palestinian conflict Labor Law War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:58 +0000 5732649 at http://www.globalpost.com China rebukes Japan after both sides' planes fly near islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/china-rebukes-japan-after-both-sides-planes-fly-near-islands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China criticised Japan on Friday for "creating tension", a day after China's air force scrambled two fighters in response to a flight by Japanese jets, the latest incident between the countries following months of tension over disputed islands.</p> <p>China scrambled two J-10 fighters on Thursday over the East China Sea after two Japanese F-15s followed a Chinese military plane "on routine patrol", the Chinese Defence Ministry said in a statement on its website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/china-rebukes-japan-after-both-sides-planes-fly-near-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cross-Strait relations Geography of Asia Political geography Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:45:04 +0000 5733087 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-India's army chief turns up heat on Pakistan, says can retaliate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-indias-army-chief-turns-heat-pakistan-says-can-retalia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sanjeev Miglani</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - India's army chief accused Pakistan on Monday of detailed planning of an attack along Kashmir's de factor border last week in which two soldiers were killed and said India reserved the right to retaliate.</p> <p>The comments, which came as public anger mounts over the decapitation of one of the slain soldiers, appear certain to further inflame tensions between the nuclear-armed enemies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-indias-army-chief-turns-heat-pakistan-says-can-retalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Asia India–Pakistan relations Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:15:14 +0000 5734027 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel police block Palestinians from reoccupying protest camp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/israel-police-block-palestinians-reoccupying-protest-camp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tents erected to protest against Israeli settlements</p> <p>* Israel cordoned off area after eviction on Sunday</p> <p>E1, West Bank, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Israeli police, using stun grenades, blocked about 50 Palestinian activists who tried on Tuesday to reoccupy tents they pitched last week on a patch of West Bank land which Israel wants for Jewish settlements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/israel-police-block-palestinians-reoccupying-protest-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Districts of Israel Geography of Asia Hospitality Israeli–Palestinian conflict Law Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:30:38 +0000 5734814 at http://www.globalpost.com Floods ease in Indonesian capital, thousands left homeless http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/floods-ease-indonesian-capital-thousands-left-homeless <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Fergus Jensen</p> <p>JAKARTA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Severe floods in Jakarta eased on Friday, a day after unusually heavy monsoon rains swamped parts of the Indonesian capital in waist-deep water and left more than 18,000 people homeless.</p> <p>However, authorities warned of more rain and disruptions in the city of about 10 million people after Thursday's floods killed six people and turned Jakarta's main thoroughfare into a stream of red mud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/floods-ease-indonesian-capital-thousands-left-homeless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Asia Geography of Indonesia Jakarta Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 07:45:25 +0000 5735986 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnam and Cambodia hit back at landmark Laos dam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/vietnam-and-cambodia-hit-back-at-landmark-laos-dam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Paul Carsten</p> <p>BANGKOK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Vietnam urged Laos to halt construction of a $3.5 billion hydropower dam pending further study, environmental activists said on Friday after a meeting of the Mekong River Commission.</p> <p>The activists said Cambodia, also downriver from the Xayaburi dam, accused Laos during heated discussions on Wednesday and Thursday of failing to consult on the project.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/vietnam-and-cambodia-hit-back-at-landmark-laos-dam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Dams Geography of Asia Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:00:17 +0000 5735987 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-China rebukes Clinton for comments on disputed islets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-rebukes-clinton-comments-disputes-islets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects spelling of disputed in headline)</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 21 (Reuters) - China rebuked U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday for her public backing of Japan's administration over a string of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea which are at the centre of a messy dispute between China and Japan.</p> <p>Clinton, speaking after meeting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, repeated the long-standing U.S. position that Washington acknowledged the islands were under Japan's administration, raising China's ire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-rebukes-clinton-comments-disputes-islets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Asia Political geography Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:15:12 +0000 5737126 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese fishing boat detained in Japanese waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/chinese-fishing-boat-detained-japanese-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Japanese authorities have detained a Chinese boat for fishing in Japanese waters, China's Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, even as the two countries moved to defuse tensions that flared last year over disputed islands.</p> <p>The boat, registered in Zhejiang province in eastern China, was found in waters near Goto, in Nagasaki prefecture in southern Japan, Xinhua said. The captain was being taken ashore following questioning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/chinese-fishing-boat-detained-japanese-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Asia Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:38:54 +0000 5738867 at http://www.globalpost.com UN to consider validity of China's claim over disputed islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/un-consider-validity-chinas-claim-over-disputed-islands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The United Nations is planning to consider later this year the scientific validity of a claim by China that a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea are part of its territory, although Japan says the world body should not be involved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/un-consider-validity-chinas-claim-over-disputed-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Asia Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:15:35 +0000 5739059 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UN to consider validity of China's claim over disputed islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-un-consider-validity-chinas-claim-over-disputed-island <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background, paragraph 4)</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The United Nations is planning to consider later this year the scientific validity of a claim by China that a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea are part of its territory, although Japan says the world body should not be involved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-un-consider-validity-chinas-claim-over-disputed-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Asia Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 04:30:04 +0000 5739185 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Iranian ship back home after Sri Lankan escape - data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-iranian-ship-back-home-after-sri-lankan-escape-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background)</p> <p>By Daniel Fineren</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An Iranian-flagged cargo ship that fled Sri Lankan waters after weeks of detention by the island nation's navy has arrived back in Iran, according to ship-tracking data published by Reuters.</p> <p>The Sri Lankan navy fired warning shots in early January to prevent the MV Amina from leaving its waters, acting on a court order obtained by Germany's DVB Bank in pursuit of debts it said were unpaid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-iranian-ship-back-home-after-sri-lankan-escape-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Asia Geography of Iran Persian Gulf Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:00:17 +0000 5739779 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Beitar demand spectator ban to stop their own racist fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-beitar-demand-spectator-ban-stop-their-own-racist-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ori Lewis</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Israel's Beitar Jerusalem want to play Tuesday's State Cup tie against second-division Arab club Maccabi Umm el-Fahm behind closed doors so that they can bar their own racist fans from entering the Teddy Kollek Stadium.</p> <p>The Israel Football Association (IFA) said it was considering the request after several Beitar fans held up banners during a Premier League match on Saturday to protest owner Arkady Gaydamak's planned recruitment of two Chechen Muslim players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-beitar-demand-spectator-ban-stop-their-own-racist-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Asia Israeli Jews Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:45:18 +0000 5740731 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Passenger plane crash kills 21 in Kazakhstan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-passenger-plane-crashes-kazakhstan-agency-says-21-boar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rescuers recover plane's flight recorder</p> <p>* Passenger plane crashed on domestic flight</p> <p>* Prosecutors say 21 people on board</p> <p>* Weather had been bad, thick fog around Almaty (Adds details, updates number of people on board)</p> <p>By Mariya Gordeyeva</p> <p>KYZYL TU, Kazakhstan, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A passenger plane crashed in thick fog near Kazakhstan's commercial capital Almaty on Tuesday and broke into pieces when it hit the ground, killing all 21 people on board.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-passenger-plane-crashes-kazakhstan-agency-says-21-boar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Almaty Asia Geography of Asia Kazakh wine SCAT Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:30:15 +0000 5740903 at http://www.globalpost.com