Indonesian plane with 54 people on board missing in remote region

2015-08-16 17:54:08

An Indonesian domestic passenger aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote eastern Papua region.

Japanese emperor expresses 'deep remorse' at WWII memorial service

2015-08-15 20:08:54

Emperor of Japan Akihito on Saturday expressed his "deep remorse" over the past war for the first time at an annual national memorial service.

Editorial: Abe's WWII speech 'crafty rhetoric, insincere politics'

2015-08-14 22:05:04

Abe didn't present an apology of his own. He merely stated that earlier cabinets had expressed 'heartfelt apology' for atrocities committed by Japan.

Abe's watered-down apology fails sincerity test

2015-08-14 19:50:39

By mentioning the Japanese government's previous apologies in his WWII anniversary statement Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to take a step forward toward reconciliation with his country's neighbors.

Japan caused 'immeasurable damage, suffering' in WWII: Abe

2015-08-14 18:21:41

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mentioned previous governments' apology for Japan's wartime past, but refrained from offering his own apology.

Japan's cabinet approves PM's war anniv. statement

2015-08-14 17:14:56

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's war anniversary statement was endorsed by his cabinet Friday in an extraordinary meeting.

Pakistan President vows tensions-free ties with India

2015-08-14 17:10:25

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain used his speech on the Independence Day on Friday to reiterate his country's quest for tensions-free relations with neighboring India.

Japan PM to issue statement marking WWII end

2015-08-14 11:39:21

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will issue a statement to later Friday, focusing on whether the leader could atone for offering an apology to victims of its wartime atrocities.

Myanmar's ruling party leader U Shwe Mann removed

2015-08-13 16:52:17

Chairman of Myanmar's ruling party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), U Shwe Mann was removed Thursday, according to the party sources.

5 Japanese ex-PMs show concerns over security bills

2015-08-13 11:20:11

Five Japanese former prime ministers have expressed their concerns over the government-backed security bills and asked the incumbent leader Shinzo Abe to retract the bills, according to local reports.

China offers more competitive solution for Jakarta-Bandung Railway

2015-08-13 10:32:11

China offered a more competitive solution for Indonesia's first high-speed railway linking Jakarta and Bandung,diplomatic sources said Wednesday.

Experts stress importance of Abe apology

2015-08-13 07:51:24

Analysts in Europe and Asia stressed the importance of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sincerely apologizing for Japan's wartime atrocities in his statement on Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.