Rescue and relief workers have increased emergency response efforts for the victims of a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, said the two countries' National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold their first one-on-one summit in Seoul next week on the sidelines of the trilateral leadership meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Seoul's presidential office said Wednesday.
Republic of Korea(ROK's) President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that the country will increase next year's defense budget to strengthen defense capability against future provocations from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The Pakistani government, army and charity organizations continued rescue efforts on Tuesday after a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least 350 people in the country and neighboring Afghanistan on Monday.
Indonesia is considering declaring a national emergency over fires that have been smouldering across the archipelago for weeks, sending haze drifting across much of Southeast Asia, the vice president said on Tuesday.