El nino could affect Indonesia's food output

2015-06-18 21:06:44

El nino is forecast to hit Indonesia during planting season, which may lead the country to import foods to meet demand due to possible decline in supply.

Thailand confirms first MERS case

2015-06-18 19:55:52

Thailand confirmed its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Thursday, according to the country's health ministry.

DPRK hit by worst drought in 100 years

2015-06-18 16:21:12

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is suffering from the worst drought in a century, which has caused huge damage to its agricultural production, the country's official news agency KCNA has reported on Tuesday.

Missing Malaysian tanker located in Cambodian waters

2015-06-18 15:15:08

A Malaysian oil tanker which went missing off the east coast of the Johor state on June 11 had been spotted in Cambodian waters, Malaysia's state news agency Bernama reported on Thursday.

South Korean lawmakers approve new premier

2015-06-18 11:33:53

South Korea's ruling party-controlled legislation has approved President Park Geun-hye's choice for prime minster to end a lengthy merry-go-round at the country's No. 2 job caused by political wrangling and corruption scandals.

Runaway tiger kills man in Tbilisi after flood damages zoo

2015-06-18 10:37:34

A tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital before being shot by police Wednesday, a day after officials said all the zoo's tigers had died.

S. Korea reports 23 deaths in MERS outbreak, 3 new cases

2015-06-18 10:31:57

South Korea's health ministry reported on Thursday three more deaths in the country's Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, bringing the total fatality to 23.

Muslims around the world mark first eve of holy month

2015-06-18 09:49:09

Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month with prayers and readings from the Quran as they abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sexual relations, from dawn till dusk.

Japan, S. Korean foreign ministers to meet in Tokyo

2015-06-18 09:48:04

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea will hold talks in Tokyo from Sunday aimed at looking into ways to improve relations as the two countries observe the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties, Japan's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

S. Korean foreign minister to visit Japan

2015-06-17 16:13:51

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will visit Japan this weekend for the first time under the Park Geun-hye government, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Pro-govt local leader killed in N. Afghan attack

2015-06-17 16:04:12

A local leader has been killed along with two others following an armed attack in northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province, an official said Wednesday.

New Zealand overseas student numbers hit decade high in 2014

2015-06-17 14:54:09

The number of overseas students enrolled in New Zealand education institutions rose 13 percent last year to a decade high, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said Wednesday.