India on Saturday pledged US$250 million for post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal as the two countries try to heal strained ties following protests in Nepal over the country's new constitution.
The Asia News Network, which includes The China Post, has demanded the immediate withdrawal of the cases filed against The Daily Star editor and publisher Mahfuz Anam, calling them an act of harassment and intimidation against the media in Bangladesh.
New Zealand's prime minister said Friday his country was prepared to accept some asylum seekers Australia has sent to detention camps on impoverished Pacific island nations, though there appeared to be little chance Australia would take up the offer.
The United States warned Wednesday of rising tensions in the South China Sea after China appeared to have placed a surface-to-air missile system on a disputed island.
Taiwan said Wednesday that China had positioned anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island, as Australia's foreign minister began talks in Beijing expected to deal with tensions over China's moves to assert its maritime claims.1 Comment
Recent avalanches on the Siachen Glacier, which killed 14 Indian soldiers, have reignited debate about demilitarizing the world's highest battlefield, where India and Pakistan are locked in a long-running standoff over disputed Kashmir.
Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new constitution.
South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.
The U.S. ambassador said Wednesday joint patrols with the Philippines are possible in the South China Sea, where the United States has asserted its freedom to navigate by sending planes and ships into China-claimed areas.
Mainland China's point man on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang, the country's capital, on Tuesday amid a flurry of diplomacy over the North's recent nuclear test.