Category: Asia

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 ...

staffMarch 16, 2018

Philippines tells UN it will quit International Criminal Court

MANILA – The Philippines has given official notice to the United Nations that it will exit the treaty underpinning the ...

staffMarch 16, 2018

S. Korea, US to scale down military drills: report

SEOUL – South Korea and the United States will scale down and shorten annual joint military exercises in light of ...

staffMarch 15, 2018

North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden

STOCKHOLM – North Korea’s foreign minister is due to visit Sweden Thursday, a surprise move that can be seen as ...

staffMarch 14, 2018

Tokyo farewells ‘trustworthy’ Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

TOKYO/SEOUL – Japan’s foreign minister said on Wednesday he personally regretted the departure of “frank, trustworthy” U.S. Secretary of State ...

staffMarch 11, 2018

China minister says trade war with US would be ‘disaster’

BEIJING – China said Sunday that it will not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vowed to ...

staffMarch 7, 2018

Air India gets OK to fly to Israel via Saudi airspace

NEW DELHI – India’s national carrier has secured permission to begin direct flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv that ...

staffMarch 4, 2018

China to recruit civilian astronauts, boost crewed missions

BEIJING – China will begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and plans to increase the number of ...