Singapore PM announces new cabinet line-up

2015-09-28 18:13:14

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday announced a new cabinet, including newly- introduced coordinating ministers, and the new government will be sworn in on Thursday.

Bangkok bombings retaliation against Thai govt clampdown on human trafficking

2015-09-28 16:28:56

The two bombing attacks in Bangkok last month were retaliation against Thai government's suppression of human trafficking gangs.

Repaired shrine statue unveiled

2015-09-05 08:40:13

Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece of the Erawan Shrine on Friday, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.

US must uphold standards it expects of others: SCMP

2015-09-25 19:26:21

The US should respect human rights and the rule of law at home before claiming any high moral ground  over other countries, South China Morning Post said.

Okinawa governor raps Japanese gov't over US base relocation

2015-09-25 14:40:02

Governor of Japan's southernmost island prefecture of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga on Thursday rapped the Japanese government over the controversial US base relocation issue.

S. Korea, Japan to hold foreign ministers' meeting in New York

2015-09-25 14:25:37

South Korea and Japan will hold a foreign ministers' meeting in New York next week when top foreign diplomats of the two nations visit the United States to attend the UN General Assembly, Seoul's foreign ministry said Friday.

Japan willing to build Australia's next-generation submarines

2015-09-25 09:49:11

Japan's ambassador to Australia confirmed on Friday that his country is willing to build the Royal Australian Navy's next-generation submarines in Australia, if awarded the federal government contract.

Beijing supports friendly China-Japan exchanges

2015-09-24 20:14:44

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei expressed China's support for friendly China-Japan exchanges when asked on Thursday about the reported visit to China of Toshihiro Nikai, a leading figure from Japan's ruling party.

Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland

2015-09-24 17:02:58

An annual "Happy Halloween Harvest" parade performs at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, east of Tokyo, on Sept 23, 2015.

China, Malaysia conclude first joint military exercise

2015-09-23 08:56:08

The first joint military exercise between China and Malaysia, coded "Peace and Friendship 2015," wrapped up here on Tuesday, with both sides believing it will help the two countries and armies promote mutual trust and deepen pragmatic cooperation in various fields and all levels.

China and Malaysia mark end of first joint military drill

2015-09-22 19:30:11

Codenamed “Peace and Friendship 2015”, the drill was also the largest joint exercise China has undertaken with an Association of Southeast Asian Nations country.

India to launch its first space observatory next week

2015-09-21 22:42:49

India will launch its first space observatory Astrosat next week, a senior space official said Monday. If successful, India will join the elite club of three countries -- the United States, Russia and Japan -- which have launched a space observatory.