5:55 pm April 28, 2015 | No Comment
The cost to rebuild Nepal after its most devastating earthquake in eight decades will exceed $10 billion and take years, Finance Minister Ram S. Mahat said.
4:25 pm April 28, 2015 | No Comment
Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. But with crony capitalism, corruption and inequality now rife, many claim its victory was a hollow one.
4:12 pm April 28, 2015 | No Comment
A fifth of Japan’s electricity supply should come from nuclear power generation, the country’s industry ministry said on Tuesday, despite widespread opposition in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
3:11 pm April 28, 2015 | No Comment
The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000, the prime minister said on Tuesday, as residents frustrated by the government's slow response used their bare hands to dig for signs of their loved ones.
2:23 pm April 28, 2015 | No Comment
Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and at least 15 police officers were injured following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody.
12:04 am April 28, 2015 | 12 Comments
Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has agreed to consider a last-ditch legal challenge brought by two Australian death row convicts, a lawyer representing the pair said on Monday, raising hopes their execution could be delayed.
9:43 pm April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia reaffirmed its commitment to opening access for the World Health Organization and pharmaceutical manufacturers to the Health Ministry’s bird flu virus samples in exchange for easier access to vaccines in the case of emergencies.
9:27 pm April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi has stressed the need for Southeast Asian nations and China to quickly come out with a legally binding agreement, known as a Code of Conduct, to create peace and prevent open conflict in the South China Sea.
5:29 pm April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and looming shortages of food and water after an earthquake that killed more than 3,700 people.
3:00 pm April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party wants to revise Japan's constitution by late 2018 to remove constraints on his defense strategy, a key party lawmaker said, an ambitious target since the charter has not been changed since Americans drafted it after World War II.
11:27 am April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Australia on Monday said it was deeply concerned about an Australian-trained doctor who appears in an Islamic State propaganda video which urges other medical professionals to join the jihadists.
11:19 am April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country.
10:21 am April 27, 2015 | No Comment
The Philippines called on its Southeast Asian neighbors to unite in urging China to halt reclamation of land in the South China Sea, but the call failed to raise widespread support ahead of a regional summit.
9:15 am April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital, which is hosting the Asean summit.