Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

Sen Lam

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific.

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Stories

Muslim cleric heads towards leading coalition government

5 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

Four weeks after the Pakistani poll resulted in a hung parliament, a pro-Taliban cleric has moved a step closer to leading a coalition government.

Australian intelligences links military to Freeport killing

5 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

New evidence has emerged that the Indonesian army was directly involved in the ambush that killed two Americans and an Indonesian near the Freeport Gold mine in the Indonesian province of Papua last August.

National strike over plans to shorten working week

5 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

In South Korea, tens of thousands of workers have launched a nationwide strike to protest against the government's new labor policy.

Battling an outbreak of violence in Muslim south

5 November 2002, 20:30 AEST

Recent violence in Thailand has raised questions over whether a Muslim seperatist struggle in southern Thailand, which reportedly went into recession, is actually alive and well.

WA coroner investigates asylum seeker deaths

5 November 2002, 15:35 AEST

The West Australian Coroners Court has been told that asylum-seekers who may have deliberately lit a fire on a boat could face manslaughter charges.

Warnings over money-laundering for terrorist funding

5 November 2002, 15:35 AEST

Australian authorities have warned that money is probably being laundered in Australia for the purpose of funding terrorist groups.

Gamblers keep a close eye on Melbourne Cup

5 November 2002, 15:35 AEST

It's the first Tuesday in November in Australia - the day they run the Melbourne Cup - the country's biggest and most celebrated horse race.

Corrupt warlords ousted from government

4 November 2002, 20:31 AEST

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has carried out a threatened purge of his cabinet, sacking more than a dozen local commanders and intelligence chiefs for corruption.

Landmark Free Trade Agreement with Singapore

4 November 2002, 20:31 AEST

Australia has completed its first bilateral Free Trade Agreement in 20 years, with Singapore.

Rainsy says Cambodia can't afford to host ASEAN

4 November 2002, 20:31 AEST

Cambodian opposition leader, Sam Rainsy says the ASEAN summit is nothing more than a "public relations exercise" for what he calls "the corrupt Cambodian regime".

Mining companies accused of abuses in the Asia Pacific

4 November 2002, 20:31 AEST

A damning new report on the mining industry has concluded that some companies are incapable of doing the right thing, except when forced to.

Thailand talks bring progress in peace process

4 November 2002, 20:31 AEST

In Sri Lanka, there's been a major breakthrough in one of Asia's longest-running civil wars.

Terrorism pact signed at ASEAN summit

4 November 2002, 20:31 AEST

At the ASEAN summit in Cambodia, the leaders of Southeast Asia have pledged to work together and take tougher action against regional terrorist groups.

Focus on terrorism at ASEAN summit

4 November 2002, 16:03 AEST

Any doubts that the United States was right to label Southeast Asia the second front in its self-declared war on terror were dispelled three weeks ago by the bomb attacks in Bali.

Leadership changes in the air ahead of the 16th Party Congress

4 November 2002, 16:03 AEST

China's 16th Communist Party Congress, which starts on Friday, is expected to see President Jiang Zemin had over the reins to the so-called fourth generation.

Bangkok the focus of a new book

4 November 2002, 16:03 AEST

The Thai capital, Bangkok has just been voted 'favourite city in Asia' by readers of 'Travel and Leisure' magazine.

Terrorism will pose a major challenge at Phnom Penh meeting

1 November 2002, 19:07 AEST

The threat of terrorism in Southeast Asia presents a major security challenge for the Association of South East Asian Nations.

Police ordered to report to court on Bhopal inquiries

1 November 2002, 19:07 AEST

In what's being hailed as a significant victory for the survivors of the 1984 deadly Bhopal gas leak, India's Central Bureau of Investigation has been ordered by the courts to report monthly on the status of their investigations.

Backlash over 'heavy-handed' raids in Australia

1 November 2002, 19:07 AEST

There are signs of strain in the relationship between Australia and Indonesia over investigations into the Bali Bombing.

Diplomatic documents shed new light on China relationship

1 November 2002, 19:07 AEST

A book of Australian diplomatic documents has thrown a fresh light on the 23 years that Australia refused to recognise the People's Republic of China.

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