DPRK test-fires sub-launched ballistic missile in December

2016-01-06 09:20:27

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile last month, Republic of Korea(ROK's)Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the military.

Special envoy to visit Laos and Vietnam

2016-01-26 13:08:14

A senior diplomat and special envoy of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinping will visit Laos and Vietnam from Tuesday to Saturday.

Australian of the Year urges end to discrimination

2016-01-26 10:57:16

Newly-appointed Australian of the Year David Morrison has said that "unfair" religious, racial and gender-based discrimination is still rife throughout Australia, using his Australia Day speech to call for greater acceptance.

Experts have low hopes for Kerry's China trip

2016-01-26 10:24:58

Not much is expected from US Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to seek Beijing's support to punish DPRK for its reported nuclear test.

US Secretary of State visits Laos, aiming to boost ties

2016-01-25 21:18:40

Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Thongloun Sisoulith on Monday met with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Turkish police detain 10 suspected IS recruiters in Ankara

2016-01-25 19:39:01

At least 10 people were detained in the Turkish capital Ankara on Monday for allegedly recruiting for the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Anadolu Agency reported.

India to celebrate Republic Day on Jan 26

2016-01-25 15:51:59

India celebrates its republic day on January 26 since the country became a republic with a large military and civilian parade.

Myanmar military chief voices support for new gov't, parliament

2016-01-25 14:02:49

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing has voiced support for the new government and the new parliament to ensure rule of law and achieve long-lasting peace in the country, the official media reported Monday.

'Plane wreckage' found in Thailand fuels talk of missing Malaysian jet

2016-01-25 10:13:07

A piece of suspected plane wreckage has been found off the coast of southern Thailand, a local official said on Saturday, prompting speculation it might belong to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished nearly two years ago.

Former Aust'n PM Abbott to recontest seat at next election

2016-01-25 09:32:31

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has on Monday declared that he will recontest his seat at the next election, despite being sensationally ousted from the top job late last year.

2 Chinese nationals killed, 1 injured in suspected bomb attack in Laos

2016-01-25 00:30:04

Two Chinese nationals were killed and another injured in a suspected bomb attack in Xaysomboun province of Laos on Sunday.

Sino-New Zealand FTA boosts bilateral ties

2016-01-23 19:45:39

The free trade agreement signed between China and New Zealand in 2008 has greatly boosted the bilateral ties, according to John McKinnon, former New Zealand Ambassador to China.