Regional approaches to natural and man-made disasters, climate change, trafficking, terrorism and other security challenges are among issues expected to be considered as ministers of 10 Southeast Asian nations gathered on Tuesday.
Ahead of a planned visit by Obama to the City of Hiroshima, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said that the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were "extremely regrettable."
About 100 people were buried and 12 bodies found after a giant amount of dump soil collapsed in Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state.
Radiation contamination at Fukushima was unprecedented for the oceans, a US marine radiochemist has said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and visiting US President Barack Obama on Monday adopted a joint statement on advancing bilateral comprehensive partnership.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks Monday with his Tajik counterpart, Sirojidin Aslov, on relations between their two countries and other major issues of common concern.
China is willing to work with Uzbekistan to boost their strategic partnership and open up new prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday.
The United States clearly intends to check China by taking advantage of Hanoi's maritime disputes with Beijing.
Australian businessman Clive Palmer has given up on political life after announcing he won't run for a senate seat at the upcoming election.
US President of the United States Barack Obama on Monday announced to lift the arms embargo that the US imposed on Vietnam in 1984.
According to the Nation newspaper, the fire broke out at the boarding-house of Pithakkiart Witthaya School in Wiengpapao district at 11 pm Sunday.
Facts about the Fukushima disaster triggered by a powerful earthquake kept emerging over the past five years after the mishap took place.