Asia News

Japan: NKorea seeks new missile, China navy active

By Tue, Aug 02, 2011 2:30AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is developing a new mid-range ballistic missile that could reach as far as the U.S. territory of Guam, Japan’s Defense Ministry said in an annual report released Tuesday. Japan is also concerned with China’s increasing naval activity in the waters surrounding its shores and is

More than 4000 Indonesian workers prevented from travelling to Saudi Arabia

By Tue, Aug 02, 2011 2:15AM UTC

Indonesia’s moratorium on workers travelling to and working in Saudi Arabia officially came into force  on Monday, 08 July 2011. National Agency for Worker Management (BNP2TKI) managed to prevent nearly 4500 workers intent on travelling to Saudi Arabia from the Soekarno Hatta Airport in Jakarta. “I got a report  from

SKorea wants progress from NKorea before talks

By Tue, Aug 02, 2011 1:10AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea must show it is serious about abandoning its atomic weapons programs before long-stalled disarmament negotiations can resume, South Korea’s lead negotiator said Monday. The comments by Wi Sung-lac came as North Korea’s foreign ministry reiterated its call for the aid-for-disarmament talks to start

Canadian sailor rescued off Australian coast

By Tue, Aug 02, 2011 12:45AM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — A Canadian sailor was rescued off the coast of southwest Australia on Tuesday after his boat broke apart in rough seas, a maritime official said. Paul Lim, 62, ran into trouble when the engine on his yacht broke away as he battled 32-foot (10-meter) waves and winds

Burma needs further international pressure for reform

By Mon, Aug 01, 2011 5:37PM UTC

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed a meeting between Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese government minister Aung Kyi on 25 July, and urged the Government to consider the release of political prisoners, according to a statement issued by a spokesperson, as informed by the UN