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Obama slams Republicans for gun reform ‘stunts’

President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.   Machine guns hang from a booth at a gun show in October 2009 in West Point, Kentucky. President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political ... Read More »

No-show by N. Korean workers in joint industrial zone

North Korean workers failed to show at the Kaesong joint industrial zone, a day after Pyongyang said it was withdrawing labour and suspending operations at the Seoul-funded complex. A South Korean soldier sets a barricade on a road leading to the Kaesong joint industrial complex, on April 8, 2013. North Korean workers failed to show at Kaesong on Tuesday, a ... Read More »

ASEAN chief meets Indonesia President

Indonesian President Susilo Yudhoyono on April 8 received new ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, who succeeded Surin Pitsuwan from Thailand. The two leaders discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual concern, including regional connectivity and integration, and increased cooperation between the ASEAN Secretariat and Indonesia to help realise the ASEAN Community by 2015. Addressing the inaugural ceremony on ... Read More »

Personalized vaccine shows promise for ovarian cancer in U.S.

U.S scientists have developed an experimental vaccine against advanced ovarian cancer that triggers anti-tumor immune responses using cells made from patients’ own tumor. The vaccine provoked a positive response in 61 percent of woman with stage 3 or 4 ovarian cancer, according to a report presented Saturday at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Washington. The University ... Read More »

China confirms 21 cases of H7N9 infection

China reported three more H7N9 infections on Sunday, bringing total number of the confirmed cases to 21 as the country is gearing up to fight the disease that has left six dead. The latest confirmed H7N9 case was reported in east China’s Anhui Province, where a 55-year-old male working in the live poultry trade was diagnosed with the virus, local ... Read More »

Thousands in Darfur seek protection after fighting

Thousands of civilians in Sudan’s troubled Darfur have sought protection around peacekeeping bases after rebel attacks, as international donors seek support for a region scarred by a decade of conflict.   A Sudanese boy looks at a United Nations Mission in Darfur soldier at a refugee camp in El-Fasher, North Darfur state, on October 18, 2012. Thousands of civilians in ... Read More »

Thousands in Darfur seek protection after fighting

Thousands of civilians in Sudan’s troubled Darfur have sought protection around peacekeeping bases after rebel attacks, as international donors seek support for a region scarred by a decade of conflict.   A Sudanese boy looks at a United Nations Mission in Darfur soldier at a refugee camp in El-Fasher, North Darfur state, on October 18, 2012. Thousands of civilians in ... Read More »

ASEAN senior economic officials meet in Brunei

Senior economic officials from ASEAN met in the Brunei capital city of Banda Seri Begawan on April 7 to prepare for the third ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group (ACCWG) scheduled for April 8-10. Representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam attended the meeting, known as the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting (SEOM). The ... Read More »

ASEAN senior economic officials meet in Brunei

Senior economic officials from ASEAN met in the Brunei capital city of Banda Seri Begawan on April 7 to prepare for the third ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group (ACCWG) scheduled for April 8-10. Representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam attended the meeting, known as the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting (SEOM). The ... Read More »

ASEAN civil society conference boosts voice unity

The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum 2013 themed “ASEAN: Building Our Future Together” took place in the Brunei capital city of Banda Seri Begawan on April 6-8. Held by the Council of Women of Brunei under the auspice of the Civil Society Organisations, the event was to strengthen solidarity and unity of voices, concerns, needs and recommendations of each ... Read More »