ROK calls for DPRK's denuclearization stance before military talks

2016-05-23 10:53:11

The Republic of Korea on Monday called for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to show its stance on denuclearization, in response to the DPRK's dialogue overtures on military matters over the weekend.

Ousted Yingluck says Thailand's junta must speed up reform

2016-05-23 10:44:02

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called on the junta to accelerate a return to democracy, two years after the 2014 Thai coup.

Children near Fukushima more likely to suffer from thyroid cancer

2016-05-23 10:39:28

The rate of children suffering from thyroid cancer in Fukushima Prefecture was as much as 20 to 50 times higher than the national average as of 2014, according to recent reports.

Obama's trip to region brings appeal for calm

2016-05-23 03:16:19

Analysts have urged Washington not to intensify regional tensions by provocative words or actions ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to Hanoi on Monday.

Afghan intelligence agency confirms Taliban leaders' death

2016-05-22 18:55:56

The physical elimination of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor would be a major blow to the Taliban in conducting terrorist activities inside Afghanistan.

Int'l aid pours into Sri Lanka following massive floods, landslides

2016-05-22 15:52:44

International assistance poured into Sri Lanka on Friday as the government continued efforts to provide relief to tens of thousands of people affected by severe floods and landslides owing to days of heavy rains.

Red Cross Society of China donates $50,000 to Sri Lanka on flooding, landslide

2016-05-22 15:50:19

The Red Cross Society of China donated 50,000 U.S. dollars to Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to support Sri Lanka's relief and rebuilding efforts in the ongoing disaster of flooding and landslides,a statement released by Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said on Saturday.

Chinese FM expresses condolences over Sri Lanka flood disaster

2016-05-22 15:45:59

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday sent a message to his Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera, extending condolences over the flash floods and landslides hitting the island country.

Death toll of Sri Lanka's floods, landslides rises to 82

2016-05-22 15:05:22

The death toll from Sri Lanka's floods and landslides reached 82 on Sunday while 500,000 people have been affected, the country's Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.

Taliban leader Mansoor likely killed by US airstrike

2016-05-22 07:21:33

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was likely killed in a US airstrike on Saturday "in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region".

DPRK offers to ROK military talks to ease tensions

2016-05-21 20:31:51

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has offered to ROK holding a working-level contact for inter-Korean talks between military authorities as early as late May, a state-run DPRK broadcaster reported on Saturday.

Chinese, Pakistani premiers exchange congratulations over 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties

2016-05-21 19:33:21

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif exchanged messages on Saturday to congratulate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan.