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Trump says not disturbed that North Korea has 'fired off some small weapons'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed concerns about recent missile launches from North Korea and said he was confident that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, would keep promises that he had made.

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in US, criticizes trade advantage

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a “substantial edge” on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal.

Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte

Filipinos vote Monday in midterm polls that are expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power.
May 13, 2019 | 08:06 am GMT+7

Iran threatens uranium enrichment if world powers do not keep promises: Rouhani

Iran will resume high level enrichment of uranium if world powers did not keep their promises under a 2015 nuclear agreement, President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday.
May 08, 2019 | 02:23 pm GMT+7

Facebook bans Alex Jones, other extremist figures

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was banning Alex Jones and other controversial U.S. political personalities for violating the social media company’s policies on 'dangerous individuals and organizations.'
May 03, 2019 | 01:58 pm GMT+7

Venezuela's Guaido urges troops to rise, mass protests planned

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and armed factions exchanged gunfire outside a Caracas air base.
April 30, 2019 | 10:22 pm GMT+7

Two Koreas mark Moon-Kim summit anniversary with different tones

North and South Korea Saturday struck different notes as they marked the first anniversary of a summit between their leaders that fuelled a whirlwind of diplomacy which has died down amid deadlock over Pyongyang's denuclearisation.
April 27, 2019 | 05:21 pm GMT+7

Kim Jong-un consolidates power as North Korea shuffles leadership

North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title, state media reported Friday.
April 12, 2019 | 04:02 pm GMT+7

Sudan's Bashir ousted by military and placed under arrest

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for 30 years, was overthrown Thursday in a coup by the armed forces which announced a two-year period of military rule to be followed by elections.
April 11, 2019 | 08:13 pm GMT+7

North Korea says embassy raid in Spain was a 'grave terrorist attack'

A break-in at the North Korean embassy in Spain last month was “a grave terrorist attack”, a representative from North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday in the North’s first official comment on the incident.
March 31, 2019 | 03:06 pm GMT+7

Thailand's early voting kicks off with long queues

Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday.
March 17, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Biden stops just short of saying he's running in 2020

Veteran Democrat Joe Biden campaigned for president in every way but name Saturday.
March 17, 2019 | 09:36 am GMT+7

Thai king's sister nominated for PM in March polls in unprecedented move

The sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn was declared a prime ministerial candidate in a March 24 general election on Friday.
February 08, 2019 | 01:14 pm GMT+7

US, China rivalry to dominate APEC summit

The summit in Port Moresby is developing into a tug-of-war for regional influence between an assertive China and an increasingly withdrawn United States.
November 16, 2018 | 09:51 am GMT+7

Sri Lankan president suspends parliament after firing prime minister

President Maithripala Sirisena temporarily suspended parliament a day after sacking the prime minister and replacing him with a former leader seen as being close to China.
October 28, 2018 | 09:51 am GMT+7
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