Philippine flight-tracking system 'illegal'

2016-01-19 19:48:12

A civilian flight-tracking system the Philippines plans to install in the South China Sea is illegal, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

China urges Japan to be cautious on South, East China Sea comments

2016-01-19 19:09:00

China on Tuesday urged Japan to be cautious with its comments on the South China Sea and East China Sea.

S.Korea refutes Abe's comments on wartime sex slavery

2016-01-19 18:40:21

South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday refuted the comments by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who denied the "forced" recruitment of Korean women as sex slaves during World War II.

World's oldest man Yasutaro Koide dies aged 112

2016-01-19 16:32:25

The world's oldest man Yasutaro Koide died on Tuesday aged 112 years old at a hospital in Nagoya, central Japan.

Okinawa squares up to Tokyo over US base row

2016-01-19 13:12:38

Official campaigning for the mayoral election in Ginowan, the host city of a controversial US military base, is heating up in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa with the relocation of the base central to the elections.

Police respond to reports of shooting at Sydney police station

2016-01-19 10:19:17

A police operation was underway at a police station in a suburb in the west of Sydney, Australia's largest city, emergency services said on Tuesday, with domestic media reporting at least one person had been shot.

Indonesia mulls new security steps to prevent terror attacks

2016-01-18 20:27:26

Indonesia is mulling new measures to help prevent terror attacks before they were launched, following the suicide bombing in Jakarta last week that killed eight people and injured some 20 others, a minister said here on Monday.

Ministry calls for calm approach on Korean Peninsula

2016-01-18 19:36:58

The Foreign Ministry called on Monday for relevant parties to stay calm and maintain the direction of talks and negotiations while addressing the Korean Peninsula issue.

China calls for comprehensive approach to Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

2016-01-18 19:06:54

China has always advocated a comprehensive approach to seeking both temporary and permanent solutions to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday.

169 injured after heavy snow hit Japan

2016-01-18 16:08:43

At least 169 people were injured in Kanto area, which includes Tokyo, after heavy snow hit eastern and northern Japan early on Monday.

26 people injured, transport disrupted as heavy snow hits northeast Japan

2016-01-18 14:00:14

Some 26 people were injured after heavy snow hit eastern and northern Japan early Monday with parts of expressway being closed.

More than 1,500 displaced as floods hit Aceh, Indonesia

2016-01-18 11:27:52

As many as 1,505 people have taken shelters at higher grounds as floods hit Aceh Utara district of Indonesia's Aceh province, a government spokesman said in Jakarta Monday.