Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan is leaning toward a cabinet reshuffle before a parliament session next month as he tries to woo a tiny opposition party into the coalition, the Nikkei daily reported on Saturday.
India's launch of its latest communication satellite failed Saturday afternoon after the rocket GSLV-F06 carrying it developed a technical snag soon after its take-off from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota, sources said.
A suicide bomber attacked a gathering of displaced people waiting to get aid in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them.
The DPRK and the ROK are still talking tough one month after the DPRK's artillery bombardment sent tensions soaring.
The 20 survivors from the sinking of the South Korean fishing boat Insung No 1 in the Southern Ocean arrived in New Zealand South Island's southern port of Bluff on Thursday night.
US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday discussed the new START treaty on the phone, said the White House in a statement.
The DPRK warned on Thursday of a "holy war" using its nuclear deterrent against the ROK as Seoul vowed a "merciless counterattack" if its territory is attacked.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) mobilized troops, tanks, helicopters and fighter jets Thursday for its largest air and ground drills this year, a show of force that.
Japanese Emperor Akihito, who is having therapy to prevent prostate cancer returning, has celebrated his 77th birthday.
The US Senate voted on Wednesday to ratify a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, delivering President Barack Obama his top foreign policy goal as the lame-duck Congress session draws to an end.
South Korea will hold three-day drills in waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula starting Wednesday, two days after it conducted a live-fire exercise near a tense border, defense ministry said.
DPRK praised for not reacting to ROK drills
India Wednesday successfully testfired two nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missiles off the coast of the eastern state of Orissa.