China and Myanmar said Saturday that they have pledged to forge closer ties as "blood brothers," as Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi got set to wrap up a visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March.
North Korea said Saturday that a senior North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea is a criminal and "human scum," in its first official response to the defection.
A majority of countries on a U.N.-mandated body is urging the U.N. General Assembly to consider launching multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament, in a process boycotted by the world's nuclear-armed powers.
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi expects China to support historic peace talks with armed groups near the countries' troubled joint border, she said Friday during a landmark visit overshadowed by a stalled dam project.
Experts hunting for the missing Malaysian airliner are attempting to define a new search area by studying where in the Indian Ocean the first piece of wreckage recovered from the lost Boeing 777 -- a wing flap -- most likely drifted from after the disaster that claimed 239 lives, .........
Japan lodged a fresh diplomatic protest with mainland China on Wednesday, accusing the country of again sending its coast guard ships into waters surrounding contested islands in the East China Sea.1 Comment
Tokyo and Seoul struck a conciliatory note Monday on the anniversary of the end of World War II, with South Korea's president calling for a "future-oriented" relationship and Japan's prime minister denouncing the "horrors of war."
Bangladeshi and Indian rescuers pulled two Indian fishermen alive Sunday from the Bay of Bengal one day after their trawler capsized, but 10 others were still missing, officials said.
India on Friday laid the foundation stone for an inland waterway terminal in northern Varanasi city and flagged off a trial run of two cargo vessels from Varanasi to Haldiya Port near Kolkata which touches Nepal's two major rivers -- Koshi and Gandaki.
Former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos said Friday he had met with a senior Chinese official during a trip to Hong Kong aimed at improving ties between Manila and Beijing, with both sides working toward formal discussions.