Violent clashes involving Chinese ships and Vietnamese fishing boats are the latest in a series of maritime disputes which span the vast Pacific region.
On Tuesday, an Egyptian court upheld the death penalty for Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president. Morsi was first sentenced to death last month, along with more than 100 co-defendants, for taking part in an alleged prison break. It was the latest in a series of sham trials and mass death sentences decreed by the judiciary since the Egyptian military ousted Morsi in a coup in July 2013.
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South Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will make a two-day trip to Japan starting Sunday.
The setback suffered by the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal in the United States Congress is a worrying sign of America's fluctuating ability to underpin its national interests in Asia with a commensurate set of multilateral responsibilities.
The number of refugees fleeing their native lands as well as people being internally displaced in their home countries has surged beyond even the most dire predictions. Just six months ago, a U.N. report launched an urgent appeal for US$16.4 billion to assist 58 million people; a record number of refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of famine.
On June 15, the day marking the 15th anniversary of the historic summit between President Kim Dae-jung and North Korea's Kim Jong Il, Pyongyang offered dialogue with Seoul. However, in a typical North Korean fashion, several preconditions were attached to the offer.
Perhaps we don't have to worry about the rising sea levels as a result of climate change, after all. We can "outland" it by pouring sand on tiny islands and coastal cities. The recent experiment in the South China Sea is proving it works.
Four months after the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance, little progress has been made toward addressing conflict era violations.
Can the expected referendum on whether to allow the military regime of General Prayuth Chan-Ocha to stay for two more years "legitimize" the government?
At a time when Chinese capital and Chinese tourists are flooding into every corner of the world, the Chinese government is seeking the return of hundreds, possibly thousands, of former officials who have fled overseas, taking with them vast sums of illicit money to their newly adopted homes.