• Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:46
    Korea's first ladies to bond over shared love of music
    The first ladies of the two Koreas are likely to carry out their own form of diplomacy, bonding over their shared interest in music, on the sidelines of the third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:10
    Asian markets build on trade talks rally, Turkish lira holds up
    Asian markets extended their gains Friday on hopes for China-US trade talks, while Turkey's lira held up after a shock hike in the country's interest rate and a dip in US inflation.
    business
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:04
    EU blasts Myanmar's jailing of reporters after Suu Kyi defence
    The EU's diplomatic chief on Thursday condemned Myanmar's jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country's tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men's treatment.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:30
    Singapore gay community urged to fight sex ban after India ruling
    A senior Singapore diplomat Friday urged the country's gay community to challenge a law banning homosexual sex after India's top court stuck down similar legislation, a rare high-level intervention on the issue.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:38
    China visa spat hits Pacific summit in Nauru
    A visa row between China and host nation Nauru almost derailed the Pacific's largest annual diplomatic summit, it emerged Tuesday, exposing sensitivities about Beijing's rising influence in the region.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 18:23
    China dismisses Japan protest over barred reporter
    Beijing - China on Thursday told Japan to "rein in its journalists" after Tokyo lodged a protest over Beijing blocking a Japanese reporter from covering a meeting between top diplomats from the two countries.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
    Following in the late King’s footsteps
    Diplomats from 25 countries travel to Rayong province to take in the sufficiency philosophy and how it connects with tourism
    lifestyle
  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:00
    Malaysia right to reject China’s debt-book diplomacy
    Thai leaders should follow suit and stand up to Bejing over onerous conditions attached to infrastructure projects 
    opinion
  • Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:41
    North Korea to release Japanese detainee: KCNA
    A Japanese tourist detained in North Korea will be released "on the principle of humanitarianism", Pyongyang's state media reported as Tokyo seeks a summit with the North amid a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00
    The diplomatic challenge before Pakistan PM Khan 
    Tensions with Afghanistan, faltering relations with the US, and chronically poor ties with India. Pakistan today stands isolated, observers say, and bringing it back into the fold is a formidable task for its new premier Imran Khan.
    opinion
  • Sat, 25 Aug 2018 10:16
    S. Korean, U.S. diplomats discuss Washington's Indo-Pacific strategy
    South Korean and U.S. diplomats held talks over Washington's Indo-Pacific strategy on Friday, drawing fresh attention to whether Seoul will join the new geopolitical initiative seen as targeting an assertive China.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 23 Aug 2018 01:00
    No breathing space for Taiwan’s ‘independence’
    Just hours after Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen landed on the island on her return from a trip to two Latin American countries, another, El Salvador, cut its “diplomatic relations” with Taipei, switching them to Beijing.
    opinion
  • Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:42
    Dollar faces pressure from Trump's Fed comments
    The dollar dipped Tuesday in Asia after Donald Trump hit out at the Federal Reserve's interest rate rises and accused it of not backing his economic plan, while equity traders were cautious ahead of highly anticipated China-US trade talks.
    business
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00
    Kofi Annan – a diplomatic rock star
    Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks. 
    opinion
  • Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:48
    Turkish lira dip spells trouble for Asian markets
    Concerns over US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum sent destabilizing ripples across the region
    business
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