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ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Doesn’t Meet Int’l Norms: US

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is warning that the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations’ recently adopted human rights declaration does not meet international standards and could be misused by repressive governments in the region. Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday adopted the non-binding declaration with the aim of guaranteeing protections for the approximately 600 million people living in […]

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ASEAN Nations Mull Over South China Sea Dispute

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian leaders are meeting in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, for a summit aimed at strengthening political and economic ties, despite tense territorial disputes with China. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations split on how to handle the South China Sea dispute. ASEAN chair and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said the […]

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ASEAN Summit Opens in Phnom Penh

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian leaders have begun talks that are set to focus on territorial disputes, a declaration on human rights, economic cooperation and deadly ethnic unrest in Burma. The annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit opened Sunday in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, with leaders of the 10-nation ASEAN bloc expected to present a […]

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ASEAN Summit Opens in Phnom Penh

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian leaders have begun talks that are set to focus on territorial disputes, a declaration on human rights, economic cooperation and deadly ethnic unrest in Burma. The annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit opened Sunday in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, with leaders of the 10-nation ASEAN bloc expected to present a […]

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ASEAN Chief: Burma Unrest Could Radicalize Rohingya Muslims

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is warning that ongoing sectarian violence in western Burma could radicalize minority Rohingya Muslims and threaten the stability of the region. ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan is calling for the international community to intervene in Burma’s western Rakhine state, where dozens have been killed and tens of […]

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ASEAN Chief: Burma Unrest Could Radicalize Rohingya Muslims

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is warning that ongoing sectarian violence in western Burma could radicalize minority Rohingya Muslims and threaten the stability of the whole region. ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan is calling for the international community to intervene in Burma’s western Rakhine state, where dozens have been killed and tens […]

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Amid Maritime Disputes, ASEAN Officials Meet in Manila

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Against a backdrop of tense territorial disputes, top government officials and security experts gathered Wednesday in Manila for the opening of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ annual maritime conference. Though the annual meeting is to focus on protecting water resources and securing regional trade routes, it comes at a sensitive time when four ASEAN […]

Chinese Pressure Effecting ASEAN Unity on South China Sea Dispute

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Analysts say continued efforts to unify Southeast Asian nations on the issue of territorial disputes in the South China Sea are being complicated by Beijing’s rising influence in the region. ASEAN, a bloc of 10 Southeast Asian nations, for the first time in its 45 year history failed to produce a joint statement at a […]

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ASEAN Conference Fails Over China Dispute

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Phnom Penh has ended with foreign ministers from the 10-member bloc failing to reach agreement on a code of conduct to ease tensions in the South China Sea. The Philippines slammed the disarray at the end of the talks on Friday, saying it deplored the failure […]

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Economic Issues Trump Military Concerns as Clinton Tours Asia

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to focus more on economic than military concerns as she tours Southeast Asia this week. Clinton, who arrived in Vietnam Tuesday, is scheduled to announce a series of proposals aimed at expanding U.S. investment and exports in a region that boasts some of the world’s fastest growing […]

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