VOA News: Asia Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:04:00 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America Obama Begins First Presidential Trip to Asia Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:04:00 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:04:00 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:04:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa5.cfm?rss=asia US president on his way to Japan, first stop on Asian journey that will also take him to China, South Korea, and meeting of Pacific Rim leaders in Singapore "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa5.cfm?RSS=Asia" N. Korea Says South Will Pay 'Expensive Price' for Naval Clash Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:14:38 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:14:38 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:14:38 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa6.cfm?rss=asia South Korea's military has been on high alert for possible retaliatory moves after a North Korean boat was set ablaze Tuesday "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa6.cfm?RSS=Asia" China Rejects Human Rights Watch Report on Black Jails Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:44:59 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:44:59 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:44:59 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa7.cfm?rss=asia So-called 'black jails' are unofficial detention centers where people are held to keep them from seeking help from central government for problems "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa7.cfm?RSS=Asia" Thasksin Delivers Speech in Phnom Penh Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:26:14 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:26:14 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:26:14 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa9.cfm?rss=asia Thailand's former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, continued a controversial visit to Cambodia with a speech to economists and businessmen "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa9.cfm?RSS=Asia" German Defense Minister in Kabul to Meet Afghan, NATO Leaders Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:52:50 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:52:50 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:52:50 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa10.cfm?rss=asia Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is making previously unannounced visit, during which he will also meet Afghan counterpart "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa10.cfm?RSS=Asia" Clinton Vows Support for Philippine Typhoon Recovery, Anti-Terrorism Fight Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:22:20 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:22:20 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:22:20 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa11.cfm?rss=asia US secretary of state is continuing an Asia trip with two-day visit to Manila "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa11.cfm?RSS=Asia" Sri Lanka Military Chief Resigns Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:48:43 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:48:43 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:48:43 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa13.cfm?rss=asia Army General Sarath Fonseka is poised to challenge president in upcoming election "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa13.cfm?RSS=Asia" US Leaders May Interact With Burmese at Singapore Summit Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:34:00 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:34:00 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:34:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa15.cfm?rss=asia Obama administration shelves isolation strategy of its predecessor and is trying dialogue with military government to push it toward reform "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa15.cfm?RSS=Asia" APEC Ministers say Economic Recovery is Fragile Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:20:40 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:20:40 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:20:40 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa16.cfm?rss=asia Finance, trade ministers meeting in Singapore agree more coordinated efforts are needed for sustained global economic growth "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa16.cfm?RSS=Asia" Obama Orders Revisions to Afghan Options Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:52:00 +0200 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:52:00 -0400 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:52:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa25.cfm?rss=asia Official says president wants advisors to determine how and when US troops can hand over security responsibility to Afghan government "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa25.cfm?RSS=Asia"