The ninth meeting of foreign ministers of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held Wednesday (August 21) in Beijing, where they expressed willingness to promote cooperation.

Aid programs in Yemen closing down amid stalled funding: UN official

A UN humanitarian official said on August 20 that many aid programs in Yemen are closing down due to the slow fulfillment of funding pledges for the conflict-torn country.

Roundup: Western Libya witnesses unprecedented intensive attacks on airports

Airports in western Libya have witnessed unprecedented intensive airstrikes and missile attacks in the past few days, as the armed conflict between the east-based army and the UN-backed government continues.

Typhoon Krosa soon to make landfall in W. Japan, evacuation advisories issued

(HB0) - Japan’s weather agency said Typhoon Krosa is expected to make landfall in western Japan on Thursday (August 15), bringing with it torrential rains, heavy gusts and storm surges.

Philippines to soon have space agency under new law

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law to create the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).

New Thai parliament building raises security level following bomb explosions

The new Thai parliament building announced on Monday (August 5) that it will raise security level with surveillance camera installation and riot police reinforcement at the first parliamentary session at the new complex in Kiak Kai area in Bangkok scheduled for August 7.

19 killed, 30 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Cairo

Nineteen people were killed and 30 others wounded in a multi-vehicle crash and an ensuing explosion on August 5 in Cairo that forced the partial evacuation of the nearby National Cancer Institute, Egypt's Health Ministry said in a statement.

US signs deal with EU to increase beef exports

The United States and the European Union (EU) on Friday (August 2) signed a new agreement that will increase US beef exports to Europe over the next seven years.

Russian PM visits disputed Pacific island

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday (August 2) visited one of the four Pacific islands disputed between Russia and Japan, to the disappointment of Tokyo.

Russia declares state of emergency in four regions over wildfires

Russia has declared a state of emergency in forests in four regions of Siberia and the Far East over mass wildfires, the Russian Aerial Forest Protection Service said Monday (July 29).

For an equal "playground"

The foreign ministers of the BRICS emerging economies (BRICS include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has just met in Brazil where they once again affirmed their view on upholding multilateralism and trade liberalisation as well as opposing unilateralism and trade protection.

Iran says re-design of Arak heavy water reactor gathers pace after pause

The international work on the redesign of Iran's Arak heavy water reactor has "picked up pace" after a pause, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said Friday (July 27).

56 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza

At least 56 Palestinians were injured on Friday (July 26) during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the eastern Gaza Strip close to the border with Israel.

IMF lowers global growth forecast to 3.2 pct

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its global growth forecast to 3.2 percent in 2019, according to a report released in Santiago on Tuesday (July 23).

Thailand faces worst drought in decade

Eight provinces in Thailand's north, northeast and central part have been suffering severe drought as there is no signs of rain at all.

Putin says Russia to help safeguard Syria''''s sovereignty

Russia will continue to help Syria protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday (July 21) in a congratulatory message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags

Panama on July 20 became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world's biggest environmental challenges.

June 2019 was the hottest June on record across the globe -NOAA

(HBO) - June 2019 was the hottest June in 140 years, setting a global record, according to the latest monthly global climate report released on July 18 by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Japanese official says negotiating teams working hard on US-Japan trade deal

US and Japanese officials are working hard to reach agreement on a bilateral trade agreement, a senior Japanese official told Reuters on July 17, adding he was looking forward to news on the deal in the near future.

Thailand''s new cabinet ministers sworn in

Thailand's newly-appointed cabinet ministers under leadership of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha attended the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday (July 16).

Turkey purchases Russia’s S-400 defence system, a controversial deal

Turkey officially received shipments of parts in its contract to buy Russia’s S-400 air defence system, regardless of strong opposition from the United States and allies, an unprecedented move by a NATO member nation.

Quake of magnitude 6.6 strikes west of Australia''''s Broome -USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck west of Australia's beach resort of Broome, the United States Geological Survey said on Sunday (July 14), with residents saying the impact shook some buildings and pushed groceries off shelves.

Myanmar vice president calls for effective use of youth force in development projects

Myanmar Vice President U Myint Swe has called for effective use of youth force in the country's development projects at a time when Myanmar is achieving population benefit, according to the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population on July 12.

First parts of Russian S-400 system delivered to Turkey- ministry

The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system were delivered to NATO member Turkey on July 12, the Turkish defence ministry said, a development set to escalate tensions with the United States which has warned of sanctions over the deal.

China, Germany work to cut emissions from raising livestock

Chinese and German scientists are working together to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from raising livestock, China Daily reported Tuesday (July 9).