Asean summit: Anti-Obama and TPP protesters march on first day

Several groups in Malaysia gathered outside the venue for the 27th Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (21 November) to protest against US President Barack Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. One protester said Obama should never have been invited to Malaysia. Nov 21, 2015

India looks to double coal output by 2020

For some this is the sound of progress. The coal mining industry is booming in India where a new mine is opened every month. In their push to compete on the global stage, Asian countries like India are increasingly looking to coal to power their economies and feed their growing energy demands. Officials in Indias coal ministry said despite a push for renewable energy sources, coal will continue to win out. Nov 21, 2015

Barack Obama: Mali attacks ‘stiffens our resolve’

US President Barack Obama said on Saturday (21 November) the Mali hotel attacks only stiffened the resolve of the United States and its allies, which would be relentless in fighting those targeting its citizens and would allow militants no safe haven. At least one American citizen has been identified among the 19 dead. In a speech at a regional summit in Malaysia, Obama described Fridays (20 November) raid and hostage incident in Mali as another awful reminder of the scourge of terrorism. Nov 21, 2015