9:36 am July 28, 2015 | 1 Comment
The United States took Malaysia off its list of worst offenders in human trafficking on Monday, removing a potential barrier to a signature Asia-Pacific trade pact despite opposition from human rights groups and nearly 180 US lawmakers.
4:55 pm July 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
Ankara says it is open to valid asylum claims by victims of repression who reach its territory, but denies acting abroad to assist the exodus of Uighurs from China's western Xinjiang region, which surged last year.
2:23 pm July 27, 2015 | No Comment
Lahaina, Hawaii. Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal which aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei. Trade ministers go into the talks, which run from July 28 to 31 on […]
1:01 pm July 27, 2015 | No Comment
China's Minister of Public Security has assured foreign non-government organizations operating in the country that China supports their activities amid fears that a controversial new law governing NGOs could hamper the development of civil society.
10:57 am July 27, 2015 | No Comment
India tightened security on it border with Pakistan on Monday after gunmen stormed a police station in the northern Indian state of Punjab, killing at least one person and injuring five.
8:43 am July 27, 2015 | No Comment
A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military jail will call for the transfer to US prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama's counter terrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents.
3:14 pm July 26, 2015 | No Comment
A court in the central Chinese province of Hubei has jailed nine members of a banned religious cult for up to three years, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, a day after five others were sentenced in a northeastern province.
2:20 pm July 26, 2015 | No Comment
Bollywood music blares from a line of food stalls serving tourists outside the entrance to a thickly-forested tribal reserve on India's far-flung Andaman and Nicobar islands.
1:48 pm July 26, 2015 | No Comment
Three people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a residential area of the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK reported, setting fire to houses and cars.
1:35 pm July 26, 2015 | No Comment
An Australian nurse was charged with supporting the Islamic State militant group fighting in Syria during a brief court appearance on Sunday, police said.
4:56 pm July 22, 2015 | No Comment
Chinese dissident artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei said that authorities in Beijing returned his passport on Wednesday, more than four years after it was confiscated following his 81-day secret detention.
4:26 pm July 22, 2015 | 3 Comments
China called on the Philippines on Wednesday to withdraw a case it has filed at a UN arbitration tribunal over rival claims in the South China Sea and return to bilateral negotiations.
2:33 pm July 22, 2015 | No Comment
China has described Japan's annual defense review as misleading and malicious, saying it overplayed the "China military threat" and stoked tensions between the two East Asian powers, and stuck resolutely to its claims over a disputed island chain.
11:58 am July 21, 2015 | No Comment
Japan called on China on Tuesday to halt construction of oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea close to waters claimed by both nations, concerned that Chinese drills could tap reservoirs that extend into Japanese territory.
10:19 am July 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
The US Navy censured three admirals in connection with a bribery scandal involving a Singapore company that held more than $200 million in contracts to clean and supply ships from the Seventh Fleet, Navy officials confirmed on Monday.
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