Southeast Asian ministers touch down in Laos for defense meet

2016-05-24 15:47:03

Regional approaches to natural and man-made disasters, climate change, trafficking, terrorism and other security challenges are among issues expected to be considered as ministers of 10 Southeast Asian nations gathered on Tuesday.

Japan's foreign minister calls A-bombings extremely regrettable

2016-05-24 14:28:25

Ahead of a planned visit by Obama to the City of Hiroshima, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said that the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were "extremely regrettable."

100 buried, 12 bodies found in dump soil landslide in Myanmar

2016-05-24 14:05:11

About 100 people were buried and 12 bodies found after a giant amount of dump soil collapsed in Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state.

Fukushima impact unprecedented for oceans: US expert

2016-05-24 11:16:53

Radiation contamination at Fukushima was unprecedented for the oceans, a US marine radiochemist has said in a recent interview with Xinhua.

Vietnam, US adopt joint statement on advancing comprehensive partnership

2016-05-24 09:51:37

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and visiting US President Barack Obama on Monday adopted a joint statement on advancing bilateral comprehensive partnership.

Chinese, Tajik foreign ministers meet on ties

2016-05-24 05:52:42

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks Monday with his Tajik counterpart, Sirojidin Aslov, on relations between their two countries and other major issues of common concern.

China, Uzbekistan vow to boost relations, cooperation

2016-05-24 04:55:53

China is willing to work with Uzbekistan to boost their strategic partnership and open up new prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday.

US 'charting clear course aimed at containing China'

2016-05-24 03:31:00

The United States clearly intends to check China by taking advantage of Hanoi's maritime disputes with Beijing.

Clive Palmer stepping away from Australian politics

2016-05-23 15:16:22

Australian businessman Clive Palmer has given up on political life after announcing he won't run for a senate seat at the upcoming election.

US lifts arms embargo on Vietnam

2016-05-23 15:13:43

US President of the United States Barack Obama on Monday announced to lift the arms embargo that the US imposed on Vietnam in 1984.

At least 17 schoolgirls killed in boarding-house fire in N Thailand

2016-05-23 11:14:42

According to the Nation newspaper, the fire broke out at the boarding-house of Pithakkiart Witthaya School in Wiengpapao district at 11 pm Sunday.

Truths covered about Fukushima surface over five years

2016-05-23 11:00:27

Facts about the Fukushima disaster triggered by a powerful earthquake kept emerging over the past five years after the mishap took place.