Singapore's president dissolves parliament, readies for election

2015-08-25 15:36:40

Singapore's parliament has been dissolved, the government said on Tuesday, a sign that an announcement on the date of the general election is imminent.

ROK, DPRK to lift military alert from noon Tuesday

2015-08-25 10:40:24

The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will lift the order of their militaries on the highest alert from noon Tuesday, Seoul's defense ministry said.

ROK, DPRK agree to defuse tension after talks

2015-08-25 09:16:00

The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Tuesday to defuse the tension on the peninsula following a 43-hour dialogue.

Thai govt assures public, intl community of safety

2015-08-24 16:30:01

The Thai government on Monday sent a message of confidence, assuring Thai citizens and the international community of its commitment to safety in Thailand in the wake of a deadly bombing attack last week.

Inter-Korean emergency contact continues amid tense situation

2015-08-24 11:20:32

Top-level military officials from South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) continued on Monday their second round of emergency contact for more than 19 hours at the border village of Panmunjom amid tense situation with both militaries put on highest alert.

Explosion at US base in Japan lights up night sky

2015-08-24 10:51:39

Multiple explosions and a large fire at a US Army depot lit up the night sky in a Tokyo suburb early Monday.

Chinese Embassy in Pakistan confirms rescue of abducted Chinese tourist

2015-08-24 10:27:12

The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan on Sunday evening told Xinhua that a Chinese tourist who was kidnapped in Pakistan a year ago has been rescued.

Victims' families call for justice, diplomat says

2015-08-24 07:14:41

Relatives of those killed or injured in the Aug 17 bombing in downtown Bangkok expect the Thai government to bring the culprits to justice as soon as possible.

Korean Peninsula remains in tight situation

2015-08-23 16:02:47

As the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are still conducting high-level contact in the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone at the borders, situation remains tight in the peninsula.

ROK, DPRK to resume high-level contact Sunday afternoon

2015-08-23 07:32:11

The two Koreas will resume the ongoing high-level emergency contact later Sunday after nearly 10 hours of their first-round talks.

Thailand conducts church service for bomb victim from China

2015-08-22 21:04:42

Relatives of a bomb victim from China bid farewell to their loved one in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 22, 2015.

ROK to hold high-level contact with DPRK

2015-08-22 14:59:12

Republic of Korea (ROK)'s presidential office said Saturday that top presidential security advisor Kim Kwan-jin and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo will meet their counterparts from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at 6 p.m. (0900 GMT) in the truce village of Panmunjom.