Updated Sunday, January 18, 2015 0:00 am TWN
The new leader of the House panel overseeing U.S. policy to the Asia-Pacific is a rarity in Congress: a deeply conservative Republican who shuns isolationism, favors closer ties with Asia and stands poised to praise as well as criticize China -- and even do it in Mandarin.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Muslims attending one of the world's largest religious gatherings joined the chorus of condemnation Friday over the deadly attack on a French satirical weekly, saying the killings ran contrary to the tenets of Islam.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
A centrist U.S. think tank on Monday urged President Barack Obama to ramp up efforts to win support for a pan-Pacific trade pact, saying without it Asian nations will be skeptical of the administration's foreign policy pivot toward the region.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Tearful mourners lit candles on Friday to remember the 220,000 people who died a decade ago when tsunami waves devastated coastal areas along the Indian Ocean, in one of the worst natural disasters in human history.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Beachside memorials and religious services were held across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside -- too many patients seeking too few quality doctors.
Monday, December 22, 2014
A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is seeking stronger energy ties with Asia over the West, amid tensions with the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in the Ukraine.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
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