Rescuers find six bodies from Azerbaijan oil rig ablaze, 23 workers still missing

2015-12-08 02:35:03

Rescuers have found remains for six of dozens of oil workers who went missing following a fire at Azerbaijan's oil rig on Caspian Sea, according to the country's TREND news agency.

No immediate loss reported as strong tremors felt in northwest Pakistan

2015-12-07 18:16:42

No immediate causalities and injuries were reported as strong tremors were felt in different parts of Pakistan on Monday after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan.

SCO members meet on security cooperation

2015-12-07 15:41:41

Military officers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states held a meeting on security cooperation here Dec 5 to 7.

One worker killed, 30 more missing after fire on Azerbaijan oil rig

2015-12-06 06:05:31

Authorities in Azerbaijan on Saturday confirmed that one worker was killed and 30 others were missing after a fire swept through an oil rig of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea.

Abe says no simultaneous parliamentary elections next summer, eyes electoral reform

2015-12-05 20:39:59

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not considering holding simultaneous upper and lower house elections next summer despite rumors to the contrary claiming he planned to dissolve the lower house of parliament and schedule a general election to coincide with the scheduled upper house elections next summer.

Malaysia arrests suspects with link to IS

2015-12-05 15:29:11

Malaysia arrested 5 men with suspected involvement in terrorist activities, including three linking to the Islamic States(IS), police said Saturday.

Beijing, Tokyo to hold discuss maritime affairs in China

2015-12-04 21:36:55

Beijing said on Friday that it looks forward to having "a thorough exchange of views with Japan on maritime issues of mutual interest and strengthening mutual understanding and trust" at the upcoming fourth China-Japan high-level consultations on maritime affairs.

Fate of Afghan Taliban leader unclear after reports say he was wounded or killed

2015-12-04 16:12:18

Conflicting reports have deepened uncertainty surrounding the fate of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, after the insurgent Islamist group repeatedly denied he had been wounded in a gunfight after a dispute with other senior leaders.

China, Japan restart ruling party talks

2015-12-04 09:20:11

The ruling parties of China and Japan met for the first time in six years Thursday.

Fireworks displayed as Laos mark 40th Anniv. of founding

2015-12-03 11:33:05

Fireworks explode over the Pha That Luang Square in Vientiane Dec 2, 2015 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos.

Myanmar President, Aung San Suu Kyi discuss systematic power transfer

2015-12-03 09:51:57

Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the election-winning opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), on Wednesday had discussion on establishment of good tradition in systematic power transfer.

Myanmar president meets Aung San Suu Kyi for post-election dialogue

2015-12-02 14:21:24

Myanmar President U Thein Sein met Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the election-winning opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), for a dialogue.