The new UN envoy for Myanmar has told authorities in her first visit to the country that those behind atrocities and attacks against persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state “must be held accountable.”
The administration of US President Donald Trump is intensifying its rhetoric against China’s trade practices, accusing Beijing of waging a systematic campaign of “economic aggression” that threatens US and global economic security.
Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a cease-fire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban cease-fire ended on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and China warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in the Chinese capital of Beijing for talks with President Xi Jinping and is likely to brief President Xi on his summit last week with US President Donald Trump.
Japan’s two largest airlines have changed the word “Taiwan” on their Chinese-language websites to “China Taiwan,” in a minor overture toward Beijing, which considers the self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory.
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.
A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar an unprecedented cease-fire.
Russia’s energy giant Gazprom says it is moving closer to an ambitious scheme that envisages the development of several Iranian gas projects, including one that involves a state-of-the art technology to liquefy natural gas for exports to overseas markets.