Nepal's experts highlight role of China-initiated bank in reconstruction

2015-06-24 15:56:17

Economic experts in Nepal have said that the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) could be the new source of capital for earthquake-stricken Nepal's rebuilding when the bank comes into operation.

Heat wave kills 748 people in Pakistan's Karachi

2015-06-24 15:19:54

Over 748 people including 35 children died and thousands of others have been shifted to various hospitals after suffering from heat stroke in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi over the last four days, hospital sources said Wednesday.

S. Korea protests DPRK's sentencing of 2 detainees

2015-06-24 13:45:59

South Korea on Wednesday protested against a "unilateral sentencing" by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of two South Korean detainees to hard labor for life.

Myanmar's new ceasefire talks likely to be held in Thailand

2015-06-24 11:25:06

The Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups are likely to meet informally in Chiangmai, Thailand early next month to further negotiate on formal signing of a draft nationwide ceasefire accord (NCA), official sources said Wednesday.

Earthquake-stricken Nepal all set to host reconstruction conference

2015-06-24 10:11:02

Earthquake-stricken Nepal has made all preparations to host the International Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction 'Towards a Resilient Nepal' scheduled for Thursday in Kathmandu, the Nepali government said on Tuesday.

Philippines expects delivery of new MRT trains from China

2015-06-24 09:17:29

The Philippine government is expected to resolve its problem with the Metro Rail Transit III (MRT-3), a mass rail transport system in Metro Manila, with the delivery of new trains from China early next year, a senior government official said Tuesday.

China urges Philippines, Japan not to hype up tensions

2015-06-23 20:33:00

China on Tuesday urged the Philippines and Japan to preserve regional peace and stability instead of building tension.

2 S.Korean detainees sentenced to life imprisonment in DPRK

2015-06-23 20:08:53

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has sentenced two detained South Koreans to life imprisonment, the state-run Korean Central Television reported on Tuesday.

MERS under control in Thailand

2015-06-23 16:44:49

Swift action taken by the Thai health authorities has restricted the number of confirmed cases of MERS to a single individual, with no more cases being reported.

Japan to host G7 summit meeting next year

2015-06-23 15:27:06

Japan will host a summit meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized nations on May 26-27 next year in the city of Shima in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, local media reported Tuesday.

Death toll from Pakistan heat waves reaches 474: state TV

2015-06-23 13:51:18

Death toll from the heat waves in Pakistan's southern parts has reached 474, state television reported early Tuesday.

S. Korea's MERS infections rise to 175 with 3 more cases

2015-06-23 13:27:31

South Korea on Tuesday reported three more cases of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total contagion cases to 175 since the first case was identified on May 20, the health ministry said.