According to the Tibetan lunar calendar, Oct 25 is commemorated as the anniversary of the death of Tsongkapa, the great reformer of Tibetan Buddhism. He died on this day in 1419. In memory, every household burns countless butter lamps on roofs and chant prayers in his honor.
The US Navy said on Thursday it was looking to transport jet fuel from South Korea to Japan, rejecting reports by shipping and energy brokers that the shipment was for the other direction.
Outbound tourism from China to the Korean Peninsula dropped dramatically after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) exchanged artillery fire with the Republic of Korea (ROK) on Nov 23.
China on Wednesday made diplomatic efforts to smooth over Washington's nervousness over what it sees as a challenge in the Asia-Pacific region by a growing China.
The Republic of Korea and US agreed Wednesday the stalled Six-Party Talks should not be resumed until the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shows a " responsible attitude" towards its recent provocation
As US-South Korean war games end on Wednesday, former Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz calls for giving diplomatic moves a chance.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (ROK) and US forces engaged Tuesday in non-proliferation maritime interdiction exercises in the Yellow Sea as they entered the third day of the latest joint maneuver.
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara said Tuesday he will head for Nemuro in Hokkaido Saturday to view four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan, known as the Northern Territories in Japan and the Southern Kurils in Russia.
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara said Tuesday he will head for Nemuro in Hokkaido Saturday to view four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.
European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will flight to Geneva next week to participate in Iran nuclear talks, her spokesperson said here on Tuesday.
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday that Iran and the five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany (G5+1) are still negotiating on the venue and agenda of the upcoming talks.
People hold signs at a candlelight vigil calling for peace on the Korean peninsula, in Seoul Nov 29, 2010.