Myanmar's opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi has secured enough seats in the two-House Union Parliament, the election commission said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wanted to strengthen economic ties with China and South Korea through the realization of a free trade agreement (FTA).
The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) framework was officially launched on Thursday by China and five Southeast Asian countries.
South Korea's top court on Thursday upheld a life sentence for the captain of a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, most of them teenagers on a school trip.
A new cooperation system covering the Mekong river was announced by China on Thursday in an effort to bring more practical benefits to the region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the suspension of all of the country's scheduled flights to Egypt while some other European countries halted their flights to Egypt's Red Sea resort Sharm el-Sheikh in Sinai where a Russian plane crashed, leading all 224 people on board killed.
Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing pledged on Wednesday that the armed forces will work hand-in-hand with the new government and work for the stability, tranquility and development of the country.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with foreign ministers from five countries in the Indochinese Peninsula in Xishuangbanna, South China's Yunnan province on Wednesday and Thursday, saying that China hopes to strengthen cooperation with these countries.
Myanmar President U Thein Sein on Wednesday offered congratulation to the country's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party on its success in polls, according to a press release of the NLD.
Afghanistan agreed terms to join the World Trade Organization with the trade body's existing 161 members on Wednesday, 11 years after it first applied for membership.
China said on Wednesday that the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is not an appropriate place to discuss the South China Sea issue.
A joint priority for China, South Korea and Japan is to face up to history and focus on the future, the South Korean Foreign Ministry's newly installed spokesman told China Daily.