Category: Asia

staffApril 24, 2018

Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen

KABUL – A new wave of Taliban attacks killed at least nine Afghan soldiers and policemen on Tuesday, officials said, ...

staffApril 23, 2018

North Korea bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists

A tour bus has crashed in North Korea, killing 36 people including 32 Chinese nationals, Chinese officials say. The crash, ...

staffApril 23, 2018

South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers along the border with North Korea, ahead of top-level talks later this ...

staffApril 21, 2018

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he has suspended all missile tests and will shut down a nuclear test site. ...

staffApril 16, 2018

China’s Sina Weibo backtracks from gay content ban after outrage

Chinese social media network Sina Weibo has backtracked from a controversial gay content ban after a massive outcry. Last Friday ...

staffApril 12, 2018

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya Muslims: UNHCR

DHAKA – The U.N. refugee agency called a Myanmar minister’s visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building ...

staffApril 10, 2018

Probe after 24 children die in India school bus plunge

An investigation has been launched after 27 people, most of them children, died when a school bus fell into a ...

staffMarch 19, 2018

Five killed in 24-hour Philippine hotel blaze

MANILA – Five people have perished in a raging inferno that tore through a hotel and casino complex in Manila, ...

staffMarch 18, 2018

North Korea’s Kim ‘taking stock’ of Trump meet

WASHINGTON – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “taking stock” of U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to accept ...

staffMarch 17, 2018

Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

KABUL – A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul on Saturday killed at least two civilians, as ...