Misc Asia

U.S. warns extradition law changes may jeopardize Hong Kong’s special status

Washington DC, June 10, 2019 - The United States said on Monday it was gravely concerned about proposed amendments to Hong Kong laws that...

Hong Kong plunged into political crisis after huge protest against extradition law

Hong Kong, June 9, 2019 - Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament early on Monday after what had been a peaceful million-strong protest against...

North Korea executes envoy to failed U.S. summit -media; White House monitoring

Seoul, May 31, 2019 - North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered...

Newly crowned Thai king carried through Bangkok in royal procession

Bangkok, May 5, 2019 - Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn visited Buddhist temples and greeted his subjects for the first time since his crowning in...

Emperor Naruhito ascends throne in Japan with ‘sense of solemnity’

Tokyo, May 2, 2019 - Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying...

Japan’s emperor prays for peace in first abdication in 200 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for...

Indian soldiers reckon they’ve found Yeti footprints

New Delhi, April 30, 2019 - Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow...

China’s Xi says Belt and Road must be green, sustainable

Beijing, April 26, 2019 - China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) must be green and sustainable, President Xi Jinping said in opening a summit...

Scale, sophistication of Sri Lanka attack point to foreign links: U.S. ambassador

Colombo, April 24, 2019 - The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement...

Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

Colombo, April 21, 2019) - More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and...