Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party and will move to the backbench after weeks of pressure over an extra-marital affair with his former media secretary.
UNITED NATIONS: North Korea on Thursday (Feb 22) accused UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of being a "kind of henchman who is representing the United States" after the UN chief said sanctions were essential to pressure Pyongyang.
TOKYO/SEOUL: The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (Feb 22) said that Barisan Nasional's (BN) plan to "reintroduce plastic bags" in shops in Selangor is "bad for the future" because of the amount of rubbish it will…
TAIPEI: Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials said Thursday (Feb 22), with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations showed Filipinos were being seriously abused by employers elsewhere.
An Indonesian woman charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited Cambodia to take part in what she believed were pranks for a TV show with suspected Pyongyang agents, a court heard Thursday.
DENPASAR, Indonesia: A German man and a British man have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, officials said Thursday (Feb 22), with one of them possibly facing the death penalty.
JAKARTA: At least five people have been killed and 15 are still missing after a landslide cascaded down the terraced slopes of a rice field on the Indonesian island of Java on Thursday (Feb 22), officials said.
JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it could undermine the quality of the country's democracy.
LONDON: The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International said on Thursday (Feb 22).
SEOUL: North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea in time for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the South's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday (Feb 22).
BEIJING: Chinese authorities have ruled out arson as the cause of a recent fire at Tibetan Buddhism's holiest temple, state media reported Thursday (Feb 22), adding an important Buddha statue had emerged "intact" from the blaze.
PHNOM PENH: A new independent report has found that most Cambodian journalists believe media freedom is declining in the country - and that recent closures of several media outlets is politically motivated.
SEOUL: South Korea spent around 240 million won (159,380 pounds) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a government official said on…
SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said relations with the United States are "rock solid" and "as strong and robust as ever" in a media interview, as his administration gears up for a possible summit with North Korean leader Kim…
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's counter-terrorism police have arrested 10 people - seven Filipinos and three Malaysians – for smuggling militants into the southern Philippines, via Sabah, to join Islamic State groups over there.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking seriously the U.S. Intelligence Community's report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi says the country will hold further talks with Thailand on the future of 11 Uighurs who escaped detention in Songkhla province and are now wanted for extradition by China.
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday (Feb 19) to allay fears about China's construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea, saying these were built to defend against America rather than…
MANILA: Philippine security forces have arrested a foreigner suspected of recruiting domestic fighters for pro-Islamic State militant groups, including an alliance that occupied a southern city for five months last year, police said on…
SYDNEY: Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China's multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative, in an attempt to counter Beijing's…
Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd, the operator of the Langkawi SkyCab cable car system, said it brought down a total of 960 tourists and 78 staff from the 708-metre Mount Machinchang summit to the base station.