Qantas CEO says Asia Pacific is a 'huge growth opportunity' for the airline

Qantas CEO says Asia Pacific is a 'huge growth opportunity' for the airline

The Asia Pacific region is a key growth driver for Australia’s largest airline Qantas, its CEO said on Monday. Qantas has increased its capacity in the region partly because more tourists from Asia are heading to Australia, Alan Joyce told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “Ten years ago, when I took over as CEO, we had one-third […]

Asia Bibi 'not offered UK asylum amid concerns of unrest and attacks'

Asia Bibi 'not offered UK asylum amid concerns of unrest and attacks'

“Britain would have been one of their first choices. America, Britain and Canada, these would have been their first choices. It was a bit of a kick in the teeth.” Mr Chowdhry said a plan for her to leave the country was being drawn up, but that none of her supporters would give details until […]

Indonesia calls off search for Lion Air crash victims

Indonesia calls off search for Lion Air crash victims

JAKARTA: Indonesia authorities said on Saturday (Nov 10) they had stopped the search for victims of a plane crash that killed all 189 people on board, but would keep looking for the Lion Air flight’s second black box, the cockpit voice recorder. About 196 bags containing body parts have been recovered from under the water with […]

5 of Southeast Asia's spiciest dishes

5 of Southeast Asia's spiciest dishes

From Thailand’s pad kra prao to the Philippines’ Bicol Express, Southeast Asia Globe looks at some of the region’s most fiery dishes Pad kra prao, Thailand Pad kra prao is a fiery stir-fry of holy basil, herbs, spices, a fried egg and chicken or other meat that promises to burn taste buds – but only […]

Bangladesh: A regional connectivity hub linking South Asia with Southeast Asia

Bangladesh: A regional connectivity hub linking South Asia with Southeast Asia

Connectivity between Bangladesh and neighbouring countries including India have received great boost during the last ten years from Bangladesh’s pro-active stance on enhancing connectivity in South and South East Asia. Bangladesh is playing a leading role in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) which groups together Bangladesh, India, […]

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy, Is Freed From Jail

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy, Is Freed From Jail

Pakistani protesters earlier this month burn a poster depicting Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges before being acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court. Pervez Masih/AP hide caption toggle caption Pervez Masih/AP Pakistani protesters earlier this month burn a poster depicting Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row on […]

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Asia Bibi, the Christian farm labourer whose blasphemy case has triggered violent protests and assassinations in Pakistan, has been freed from jail, a week after the country’s supreme court overturned her conviction. Officials said that she left a detention facility in the Punjab province amid tight security on Wednesday and was flown to Islamabad. “She […]

Wall Street futures, Asia stocks jump back on GOP's house prospects

Wall Street futures, Asia stocks jump back on GOP's house prospects

TOKYO (Reuters) – Wall Street stock futures and Asian shares erased losses to eke out small gains on Wednesday as early results of U.S. mid-term elections appeared to show Republicans improving their chances of retaining their grip on Congress. People walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, […]

Southeast Asia awakens to the power of corporate competition

Southeast Asia awakens to the power of corporate competition

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR/MANILA — When Mahathir Mohamad reprised his role as Malaysia’s prime minister in May, he brought along a lengthy list of promises. Vows to root out corruption and review bloated China-backed infrastructure projects dominated the headlines. But Mahathir is also following up on a less-publicized — but no less ambitious — pledge. He wants […]