Select Asia News by Country

Australia News

Thousands honor soldiers on 100th anniversary of Gallipoli battle

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015

GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the World War...

Burma News

ASEAN leaders to push for South China Sea code of conduct

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would...

Cambodia News

Activists, politicians call for protection of human rights at ASEAN forum

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Discussions about human rights and civil society's role in the ASEAN community took center stage at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/People's Forum in Kuala Lumpur this week. More than 1,000...

China News

ASEAN leaders to push for South China Sea code of conduct

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would...

Hong Kong News

Hong Kong unveils Beijing-backed 2017 election reform plan

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government has unveiled election reform proposals that would allow residents to vote for the southern Chinese city's top leader for the first time....

India News

Nepal quake death toll rises to 1,910

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's Home Ministry says at least 71 people have been killed in a magnitude-7.9 earthquake that hit the capital and the Kathmandu Valley....

Indonesia News

ASEAN leaders to push for South China Sea code of conduct

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would...

Japan News

After Abe-Xi meeting, 2 Japan ministers visit controversial war shrine

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese Cabinet ministers have visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead including convicted war criminals, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held...

Malaysia News

Philippines counts the cost of China build-up in disputed sea

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The Philippine government says it is bearing the brunt of US$108 million annual losses in marine life and resources as China continues occupy and build military structures in the disputed...

Pakistan News

Pakistan leaders in Saudi Arabia to press Yemen negotiations

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top leaders are in Saudi Arabia to push for negotiations in the Yemen conflict....

Philippines News

EU removes Philippines’ illegal fishing ‘yellow card’

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015

The European Union (EU) has removed the Philippines from the list of countries being challenged in the implementation of measures to address illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing....

Singapore News

The world according to Amos Yee and the meaning of tolerance

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015

In an astonishing act of self-interest—it couldn’t have been anything else, the notion of grace being quite foreign to the intolerant religionists, who we call 'Christians' when in polite company—one...

South Korea News

Japanese leader expresses ‘remorse’, but doesn’t apologize for WWII

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — South Korea has expressed deep regret that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II....

Taiwan News

In-depth: China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

While the Chinese real estate market is experiencing some serious problems, construction work is booming in the South China Sea, the area whose sovereignty is disputed by China, Vietnam, the...

Thailand News

Thai authorities face ‘Tiger Temple’ dilemma

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation is facing a dilemma: antagonize monks and tourism workers by removing animals from Kanchanaburi’s notorious “Tiger Temple”, or face harsh criticism...

Vietnam News

Philippines counts the cost of China build-up in disputed sea

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The Philippine government says it is bearing the brunt of US$108 million annual losses in marine life and resources as China continues occupy and build military structures in the disputed...

Other Countries News

Nepal quake: US mountain climbing group loses medic in avalanche

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Nepal quake: US mountain climbing group loses medic in avalanche...