Thai embassy in Yangon closes consular section for 3 days

2015-12-28 10:48:49

The Thai embassy in Myanmar's former capital of Yangon has decided to close its consular services for three days beginning Monday in wake of several days' protest.

More than 100 homes lost in Australia's Christmas Day bushfires

2015-12-28 09:43:47

More than 100 homes burned down in a leading Australian tourist area in bushfires on Christmas Day and the situation remained dangerous on Saturday, as officials predicted more blazes to come later in the hot southern summer.

S Korea, Japan holds meeting of directors general on wartime sex slavery

2015-12-27 17:51:18

Senior diplomats between South Korea and Japan held a closed-door meeting in Seoul to pre-arrange the thorny issue on Japan's wartime sex slavery of Korean women a day ahead of foreign ministers' meeting, Seoul's foreign ministry said Sunday.

Two killed, 60 inured as strong earthquake jolts Pakistan

2015-12-26 20:38:16

At least two people were killed and 60 others injured when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Pakistan early Saturday, local media and officials said.

Indian PM Modi makes surprise visit to Pakistan

2015-12-25 20:13:34

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday on a brief and unscheduled visit for talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Japanese journalist reportedly being held in Syria

2015-12-25 08:53:43

The Japanese government on Thursday opted to neither confirm or deny whether a Japanese journalist who has allegedly been kidnapped in Syria is being held by an armed group.

India and Russia eye nuclear, helicopter deals before Modi's Moscow visit

2015-12-24 10:16:51

India's prime minister is expected to promote deals for Russian nuclear reactors and military helicopters worth billions of dollars on a trip to Moscow.

South Korean 'mock funerals' seek to ease life's stresses

2015-12-23 22:05:24

Mock funerals are part of a "well-dying" trend in South Korea, a sign that the country, once one of the world's poorest after the devastating 1950-53 Korean War, has grown affluent enough to consider quality-of-life issues.

Brunei bans Christmas celebrations in public, including wearing Santa hats

2015-12-23 14:35:11

Brunei has banned Christmas, warning that anyone found celebrating will face a fine of up to $20,000, up to five years in prison, or both.

Maritime border talks start with ROK

2015-12-23 08:00:02

China and the Republic of Korea started their first formal talks on maritime demarcation in Seoul on Tuesday.

China, ROK hold successful first round of talks on maritime demarcation

2015-12-22 22:24:02

China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) held their first round of talks on maritime demarcation here on Tuesday to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries on July 3, 2014 to start the talks in 2015.

DPRK slashes Canadian govt for 'taking issue' over life sentence of Canadian pastor

2015-12-22 19:23:15

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday slashed the Canadian government for "taking issue" with the DPRK over the life sentence given to a South Korean-born Canadian pastor charged with anti-DPRK crimes.