China will build a railway connecting the western region of Tibet with Nepal, the China Daily reported on June 22, one of several bilateral deals signed during Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli's visit to Beijing.

Myanmar resets mid-July for holding Panglong peace conference

Myanmar has reset the second week of July for holding the third meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference and preparations are underway for the session, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on June 20.

Japan's Osaka rattled by tremors in wake of powerful quake, death toll rises to 5

Osaka Prefecture in western Japan continues to be rattled by tremors in the wake of a powerful quake of 6.1 magnitude that struck the region a day earlier.

Indonesia arrests terror suspects

Indonesian police have arrested terrorists in East and Central Java provinces, suspected of planning several attacks in government offices and banks operating in Blitar city, East Java province.

Lao economy grows robustly, but with public debt risk: WB

Economic growth in Laos has seen robust expansion compared to regional peers but the country is still at risk due to high public debt, with growth in the share of debt on less concessional terms, according to a report of the World Bank (WB).

Malaysia plans to reopen embassy in DPRK

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said that his country will reopen its embassy in Pyongyang, a move expected to end the diplomatic row over the assassination of a citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Kuala Lumpur last year.

World Cup boosts sales of goods and services in Vietnam

Immediately after Vietnam officially received the 2018 World Cup copyright, local football fans were excitedly looking forward to enjoying 64 live matches on TV. Along with that, many accompanying products are also flourishing as fans gear up for the most attractive football tournament this year.

DPRK, US leaders hold historic meeting in Singapore

Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump gathered in Singapore on June 12 for a historic meeting widely expected to open a new chapter in their countries' relations.

Trump, Kim arrive at Singapore summit site for talks

The leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump reached the venue of their historic summit in Singapore on June 12, after both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff.

Singaporean PM welcomes DPRK leader

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on June 10 met with leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un ahead of the US-DRPK summit, which is scheduled for June 12.

Trump says willing to invite DPRK''''s Kim to US if summit goes well

US President Donald Trump said on June 7 that he is willing to invite Kim Jong-un, the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to visit the United States for further talks if their summit negotiations in Singapore go well.

Cambodian King, PM call for people to vote in July national poll

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen have called for the people to vote in the forthcoming national election, saying that it is the only chance to elect their leaders in every five years. The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat National Assembly on July 29, 2018.

11 dead, 25 trapped in NE China iron-mine blast

Eleven people were killed and nine injured in an iron mine blast in northeast China's Liaoning Province, local authorities said on June 5.

Russian president''''s upcoming visit is of great significance: China''''s top diplomat

Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming state visit to China is of great significance to the planning of the next-phase growth of China-Russia relations, said China's top diplomat Wang Yi on June 3.

Palestine-Israel tensions pose risk of war

The escalation of tension and violence between Palestine and Israel has led the Gaza Strip to the brink of a war.

China, Japan, Thailand seek trilateral business cooperation in Thailand''s EEC

Representatives from China, Japan and Thailand on May 31 spoke highly of Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and expressed willingness to push for trilateral business cooperation there.

Singapore: Tighter security ahead of 17th Shangri-La Dialogue

Singapore is tightening security on the threshold of the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue, which will kick off on June 1, to ensure safety for delegates from over 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Indonesia, India upgrade ties to comprehensive strategic partnership

Indonesia and India have agreed to lift their ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

Belarus, Russia express concern about NATO''s activity in Baltic states, Poland

Belarus and Russia expressed concern about the intensified NATO activities in the Baltic states and Poland, local media reported.

White House team to leave for Singapore to prepare for US-DPRK Summit

A White House team will leave for Singapore this weekend as scheduled to prepare for a possible summit between US President Donald Trump and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced on May 26.

Malaysian PM vows to cut down national debt

 Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced that his administration is taking various approaches to reduce the national debt from 1 trillion RM (251.2 billion USD) to 800 billion RM, including dissolution of some agencies, the News Straits Times reported on May 27.

Chinese military actions in East Sea face international criticism

Chinese bombers’ landing and take-off drills on an airfield in Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, which belongs to Vietnam but is occupied by China, are causing deep concerns and facing strong opposition from many countries regionally and globally.

Japan concerned about China’s activities on East Sea

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera has voiced deep concern about reports that Chinese bombers had landed for the first time at an airport on the East Sea.

Trump says DPRK summit may not happen June 12

US President Donald Trump suggested on May 22 that his planned meeting with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un may not happen next month.

Renewable energy to create 1 mln jobs in LatAm

The use of renewable energy will help to create 1 million new jobs in Latin America over the next 12 years, a specialist from the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on May 21.