1:18 pm March 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a forum held in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification, officials said.
9:09 pm March 3, 2015 | No Comment
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.
9:01 am March 3, 2015 | No Comment
China will hold a military parade this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan.
4:22 pm March 2, 2015 | No Comment
Police in Hong Kong arrested 38 people after a group of about 400 demonstrators clashed with police, in the latest sign of tension caused by China's influence in the city.
8:59 am March 2, 2015 | 3 Comments
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia's deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks.
4:55 pm March 1, 2015 | No Comment
Bangladeshis on Sunday paid tribute to an American critic of religious extremism killed in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support free thinking values in the Muslim-majority nation.
4:11 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
China is close to approving a law that will create a legal framework for sending troops abroad on counter-terrorism missions, as Beijing seeks to address the vulnerability of the country's growing global commercial and diplomatic interests.
2:31 pm February 26, 2015 | 2 Comments
South Korea's highest court struck down a decades-old law banning adultery, a statute that critics said is anachronistic and infringes on personal freedom, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.
9:57 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party will for the first time have a role in governing the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir, at the heart of nearly seven decades of hostility with Pakistan, officials said.
1:23 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
New Zealand will send troops to Iraq on a 'behind-the-wire" non-combat mission to boost the local military's ability to fight the Islamic State (IS) group, Prime Minister John Key said on Tuesday.
10:52 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
The United States and regional power India voiced concern after former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges, and denied legal access and medical treatment.
9:57 am February 24, 2015 | 7 Comments
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday accused of “scapegoating” an entire community and inciting “ill-feeling” after telling Muslim leaders to do more to combat extremism.
9:45 am February 24, 2015 | 9 Comments
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he felt at the “height of his powers” on Tuesday as a new poll showed him gaining on the opposition, despite reports conservative colleagues may still move to dump him.
12:02 pm February 23, 2015 | No Comment
Australia Post on Monday forecast its first annual loss in more than 30 years and warned it would lose A$6.6 billion ($5.2 billion) over the next decade without urgent regulatory reform.
10:56 am February 23, 2015 | No Comment
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday of a long-term era of heightened threats from “home-grown” extremists as he announced fresh measures to combat the issue including revoking citizenship for dual-nationals linked to terrorism.