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Asean leaders set for annual summit

BANDAR SERI BENGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will join other Asean leaders at the 30th Asean Summit which will be held in Manila, the Philippines tomorrow.

Fiesta-themed gala dinner for Asean leaders

Southeast Asian leaders will enjoy the best of Philippine hospitality when President Duterte fetes them at a fiesta-themed gala dinner at the end of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit on Saturday.

Indonesia climbs six spots in 2017 press freedom ranking

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia improves its position at the 2017 World Press Freedom Index.

Asean to address US-North Korea strife

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Asean officials said this was the first time that a senior North Korean official had asked Asean to address the issue.

US pushes for more sanctions, diplomacy over North Korea threats

SEOUL ( The Korea Herald/ANN) - Top US officials said "Trump administration seeks to step up sanctions and pressure on North Korea" at a briefing for senators at the White House.

ASIAN EDITORS CIRCLE: Myanmar's policy shifts towards major powers

US travel ban a threat to tourism, Cameron warns

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Former UK premier slams Trump’s policies as prayut calls for balanced approach to help combat terrorism.

EDITORIAL: US welcome to join inclusive Belt and Road Initiative

FEATURE: Trump's 100 days: So far it has been a rough ride

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ANN) - Donald Trump faces setbacks at home but his foreign policy seems to be increasingly conventional, to US allies' relief.

Chinese cos buy Chevron Bangladesh

US oil giant Chevron Corporation yesterday announced that its subsidiary, Chevron Global Ventures Ltd, entered into an agreement to sell the shares of its wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries operating in Bangladesh to Chinese consortium Himalaya Energy Co Ltd.

Himalaya Energy is owned by China ZhenHua Oil Co and CNIC Corporation Ltd. The financial deal has not been disclosed.