HANOI (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Amid rumours circulating over President Rodrigo Duterte's statement, the Philippines’ foreign affairs secretary clarified that the Philippines was not breaking away from its alliance with the US.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The status of the implementation of past agreements and understanding under Saarc have been “very poor,” said PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal while calling for overall restructuring of the Saarc process.
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CHANDIGARH, India (The Statesman/ANN) - Villagers living along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab are being evacuated to safer places owing to a war-like situation between the two neighbouring countries.
HANOI (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine foreign secretary Yasay said the position of both the countries on the handling of the dispute was “convergent” and that “there is no conflict.”
TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore's consistent foreign policy stand demonstrates its keenness to maintain close ties with all friendly nations.
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - The six brothers led a gang in a series of cross-border kidnappings and murders in the east coast of Sabah and were high on the wanted list in Malaysia and the Philippines.
NEW DELHI (The Daily Star/ANN) - After 70 years of Partition, the wounds inflicted because of the division have not healed yet.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ ANN) - Strikes by railway and subway workers as well as Hyundai Motor workers are taking a further toll on South Korea's economy, already suffering from continued low growth in the wake of weak consumption and exports.