• Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:51
    Rohingya crisis: UK foreign minister sits down with Aung San Suu Kyi
    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt met on Thursday with embattled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the first high-profile state visit to the country since the UN slammed her leadership over the Rohingya crisis.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:49
    Peninsula faces 'historic' moment for lasting peace: South Korea's foreign minister
    South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Friday that the peninsula faces a "historic moment for a lasting peace" ahead of another inter-Korean summit later this month aimed at catalyzing North Korea's denuclearization process.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 11:26
    Foreign ministers agree on projects worth $50b
    In an ambitious plan to connect the member states of BIMSTEC, foreign ministers from the seven-nation group identified and agreed on Wednesday to push forward 167 various connectivity-related projects at an estimated cost of $50 billion.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:16
    Myanmar ditches Surakiart's Rohingya probe
    Myanmar says the advisory board headed by former Thai foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai has submitted its final report on the Rohingya crisis, suggesting the probe has been axed.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:00
    FM visits Myanmar to strengthen ‘natural strategic’ ties
    FOREIGN MINISTER Don Pramudwinai’s three-day visit to Myanmar will play a key role in strengthening the “natural strategic partnership” of the two countries, officials and members of the business community said.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:00
    Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop aid to stranded Rohingya
    Dhaka - Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military crackdown prompted a mass exodus of the Muslim minority last year, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:00
    N Korea’s attitude towards denuclearisation must not be overlooked
    The discord between the United States and North Korea was thrown into sharp relief at a recent meeting of foreign ministers at the Asean Regional Forum in Singapore.
    opinion
  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018 01:00
    The Shinawatras and the global diplomatic merry-go-round
    You don’t need a doctorate to think up the most effective test question for future students of diplomacy – you only need to be Thai. Mine is this: “As the foreign minister of another country, how would you handle the Shinawatra situation if Thailand requested Thaksin’s or Yingluck’s extradition?”
    opinion
  • Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:26
    Korea to send second group of disaster relief workers to Laos
    Korea will send a second group of disaster relief workers to flood-stricken villages in southern Laos this week, with the first batch set to return home in the coming days, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:15
    Beijing warns of protectionism, militarization
    Growing protectionist sentiment and the fomenting of militarization by outside forces are two major negative factors plaguing East Asia, warned State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:03
    ARF ministers call on NK to fulfill commitment to complete denuclearization
    The foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and 17 other countries urged North Korea to fulfill its commitment to complete denuclearization during their Singapore talks last week, their chair statement showed Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 05 Aug 2018 13:08
    Don rejects idea for Thailand to forgo Asean chairmanship
    Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai denounced a media columnist’s idea to deny junta-run Thailand the Asean rotating chairmanship, saying the article was senseless.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 05 Aug 2018 13:05
    US funding for Indo-Pacific strategy too small, says China
    China welcomed the funding support by the United States for its Indo-Pacific strategy towards security and economic cooperation in the region, but said the investment was too little considering the economic size of the US, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 04 Aug 2018 15:53
    China says tariff threat against US 'justified'
    China's foreign minister said Saturday that his country's threat to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of American goods in an escalating trade spat was "fully justified".
    business
  • Sat, 04 Aug 2018 15:06
    China's militarisation of South China Sea done in self-defence: Foreign Minister Wang Yi
    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday (Aug 4) defended China's military build-up in the South China Sea, calling it actions taken in self-defence in response to security pressure from the United States and other non-regional countries.
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