Widodo firefights to damp climate critics

Haze-spewing blazes spur Indonesian president into action

Samsung replaces head of mobile unit

Koh Dong-jin new chief as group seeks to reverse falling sales

India and France launch $1tn solar tie-up

International Solar Alliance aims to have 121 signatories

Tolerance could heal a divided India

Perhaps it is time for south Asia to revive its faded traditions of multiculturalism, writes Victor Mallet

Asean would be wise to beef up its powers

The 10-member group must embrace integration to meet its potential

China hits pollution target 6 months early

Claim comes as Beijing toxic smog at highest level in 13 months

Modi meets Gandhi on India tax deadlock

Hopes rise that encounter could herald progress on business levy

Nicaragua’s $50bn canal plan delayed

China-led project’s leaders insist funding not a problem

China seeks own navy facility in Djibouti

Talks suggest Beijing wants firmer military foothold in Africa

India must resist carbon imperialism

The rich world’s move against fossil fuels is a disaster for poorer states, writes Arvind Subramanian

Film star stokes India intolerance debate

Aamir Khan comments criticising country’s social climate prompt firestorm of nationalist anger

China cuts journalist Gao Yu’s jail term

Beijing critic’s sentence for leaking state secrets cut by 2 years

Slater & Gordon shares halve on rule change

Investors desert law firm amid plans to limit personal injury cases

‘Dirty Harry’ spices up Philippines poll

Crime-fighter mayor throws hat into ring in bid to replace Aquino

China’s most powerful weapon is trade

Commercial tussles may be more significant than military ones

We are all Eurasian now

In the new age of geopolitics Europeans must think on a supercontinental scale, writes Bruno Maçães

Singapore trims ‘undesirable’ titles list

Erotica and anti-colonial titles among those taken off blacklist

China PLA reforms raise hackles in ranks

Articles in army newspaper warn against mishandling of changes

Islanders on climate change’s frontline

South Pacific island nations raise hopes for Paris talks

Japan’s Abe calls for minimum wage rises

PM targets annual 3% increase in bid to boost consumer spending