Australia's ex-PM Kevin Rudd candidate for UN chief

2016-01-22 10:03:58

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd is being considered for the role of secretary-general for the United Nations (UN), media reported.

12th National Congress of Vietnamese communist party opens

2016-01-21 11:28:36

The opening ceremony of the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was held in capital Hanoi on Thursday morning.

8 killed in car bomb near Russian Embassy in Kabul

2016-01-21 09:33:31

At least eight people were killed and 27 others wounded after a suicide car bomb rocked near the Russian Embassy in the western part of the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, witnesses and sources said.

Car bomb explodes near Russian embassy in Kabul

2016-01-20 21:56:54

A strong explosion occurred close to the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, with casualties feared.

India launches satellite, moves closer to its own GPS

2016-01-20 16:40:21

India's plan is to have seven satellites that will provide navigational information over the country and upto 1,500 kilometres around the mainland.

Gunmen kill at least 19 after storming Pakistan university

2016-01-20 14:26:49

A group of militants stormed a university in Pakistan, killing at least 19 people as the army hunted for any gunmen still holed up on the campus.

Indian PM kicks off assembly poll campaign in NE India

2016-01-20 10:49:45

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday kicked off campaign for the assembly polls in the northeastern state of Assam.

Philippine flight-tracking system 'illegal'

2016-01-19 19:48:12

A civilian flight-tracking system the Philippines plans to install in the South China Sea is illegal, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

China urges Japan to be cautious on South, East China Sea comments

2016-01-19 19:09:00

China on Tuesday urged Japan to be cautious with its comments on the South China Sea and East China Sea.

S.Korea refutes Abe's comments on wartime sex slavery

2016-01-19 18:40:21

South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday refuted the comments by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who denied the "forced" recruitment of Korean women as sex slaves during World War II.

World's oldest man Yasutaro Koide dies aged 112

2016-01-19 16:32:25

The world's oldest man Yasutaro Koide died on Tuesday aged 112 years old at a hospital in Nagoya, central Japan.

Okinawa squares up to Tokyo over US base row

2016-01-19 13:12:38

Official campaigning for the mayoral election in Ginowan, the host city of a controversial US military base, is heating up in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa with the relocation of the base central to the elections.