BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Move to declare Chinese President as "core" of party leadership strengthens his position ahead of top-level reshuffle next year. 


JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The court has decided to eliminate the requirement for a prenuptial marriage agreement in the 1974 Marriage Law that required couples in mixed marriages to create a prenuptial contract enabling the local spouse to own property. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The ongoing Choi Soon-sil gate political scandal has the potential to severely impact growth and investment in South Korea at a time when the country readies for the 19th presidential election in December.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Members of 170-strong unit come from police, armed forces and maritime enforcement agency. 

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Move to declare Chinese President as "core" of party leadership strengthens his position ahead of top-level reshuffle next year. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia has formed a special tripartite force in its fight against terrorism and to maintain peace and security.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - ​Extending declines for third straight session, Tata group stocks remained in the red zone after ousted Tata Sons’ chairman Cyrus Mistry warned the group that it may have to write down about two-thirds of its net worth due to some unprofitable businesses.

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KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - The newly-formed National Special Operations Force (NSOF) will spearhead the nation's response to any terror threat, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. 

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Beijing and Pyongyang agreed to build new bridges over the Tumen River during the third border joint commission meeting held on Tuesday.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chairwoman Katharine Chang stated Thursday that the upcoming meeting between KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu and Chinese leader Xi Jinping represented non-governmental exchanges, adding that without prior government authorisation, the opposition party was barred from signing any agreements with mainland China.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Rituals mark the 15th day since the beloved monarch’s demise, as mourners will soon to be permitted to enter the throne hall.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to maintain cooperation with the United States at their meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday, highlighting the importance of the role the Japan-U.S. alliance plays in the Asia-Pacific region. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations should adopt a collaborated approach, as once it is understood how the goals are linked, it is easier to envision how to formulate action plans and policies to tackle several at once.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The Central Jakarta District Court sentenced Jessica Kumala Wongso for murdering her best friend Wayan Mirna Salihin in one of the most awaited verdicts of Indonesia's court history.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - The chief of the Asian Development Bank revealed that it may join the Diamer-Bhasha dam project at a later date.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Calls for stepping down of President Park Geun-hye raised over confidante who allegedly meddled in state affairs.