China's national observatory on Saturday (September 15) issued a red alert for super typhoon Mangkhut, the highest level of warning.

Two Koreas to hold working-level military talks on Sept. 13

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold the working-level talks on military affairs later this week, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Tuesday (September 11).

Kremlin says Putin sent an invitation to DPRK leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter of invitation to visit Russia to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s leader Kim Jong-un, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on September 10.

No long-range missiles, DPRK military parade features floats and flowers

With no long-range missiles on display, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) staged a military parade on September 9 focused on peace and economic development, filled with coloured balloons and flowers to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's founding.

Malaysian PM promises to hand power after two years

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he would honour an agreement by the four partners of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance to step down after two years and hand over the country's leadership to Anwar Ibrahim.

DPRK leader reconfirms commitment to complete denuclearization: RoK envoy

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un reconfirmed his firm commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the presidential special envoy of the Republic of Korean (RoK) said Thursday (September 6) after visiting Pyongyang the previous day.

Cambodian National Assembly selects key positions

The sixth National Assembly of Cambodia selected key positions and approved the cabinet during its first session in Phom Penh on September 5.

Cuba ready to start school year amid reforms, new challenges

Eleven-year-old Carlos Gonzalez on September 2 prepared for the start of the new school year on September 3.

Iran foreign minister arrives in Damascus for talks with Syrian officials - Tasnim

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to Damascus on September 3 for talks with Syrian officials, the Tasnim news agency reported.

ASEAN affirms central role in creating new trade architecture: AEM-50

Through the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has affirmed its central role in creating new regional trade architecture that contributes to the multilateral trading system and creating momentums to boost trade liberalisation and commercialisation.

Over 10,000 residents evacuated from flooding in Myanmar''s southern region

Over 10,000 local residents from over 20 villages in Yedashe township, Myanmar's Bago region have been evacuated from flooding caused by the collapse of a dam spillway near Swa Creek, a regional government official told Xinhua Wednesday (August 29).

Singapore PM: RCEP negotiations likely to be concluded this year

Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have reached a "critical stage” and a conclusion is "finally in sight”, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on August 29.

Cambodian king to preside over opening session of parliament next week

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni will preside over the opening session of a new National Assembly on September 5, according to a National Assembly statement on August 27.

Turkey, Iran, Russia presidents to hold summit over Syrian crisis on Sept. 7

Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey will hold a trilateral summit in Iran on September 7 as part of the Astana peace process over the Syrian crisis, the Turkish presidency said Monday, August 27.

Hotel fire kills 18 in northeast China city

A hotel fire that broke out Saturday (August 25) morning in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has left 18 people dead, the provincial fire department confirmed.

China, US hold "constructive, candid" talks on trade issues

At the invitation of the US side, a Chinese delegation has held "constructive and candid" exchanges on economic and trade issues of mutual concern with the US counterparts in Washington from August 22 to 23, an official statement said on August 24.

Abe, Trump pledge to continue to work together on Korean Peninsula issues

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump pledged on August 22 to continue to work together towards resolving issues pertaining to the Korean Peninsula, local media reported on August 23.

Death toll from Indonesia's strong quakes climbs over 500

The number of death toll from the multiple powerful quakes in Indonesia's Lombok island has reached 506, the national disaster management agency said on August 20.

Merkel, Putin hold talks on tough issues

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in north of Berlin on August 18, with the topics ranging from Syria, Ukraine, Iran as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

RoK’s war-separated families leave for DPRK for reunions with long-lost relatives

A group of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War from relatives living in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) left Monday (August 20) morning for Mount Kumgang in southeast DPRK for rare reunions with their long-lost relatives.

CPP wins all seats in parliament: election committee

Cambodia’s National Election Committee on the evening of August 15 announced that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has won all 125 parliamentary seats in a July 29 general election.

Head of Russia-Vietnam intergovernmental committee announced

Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov has been appointed as chairman of the Russian subcommittee of the Russia-Vietnam Intergovernmental Committee for Economic-Commercial and Scientific-Technological Cooperation.

8 killed after small plane crashes in Papua, Indonesia

A 12-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said Sunday (August 12).

50 militants including key Taliban commander give up fighting in W. Afghanistan

A total of 50 militants including Taliban key commander Mullah Toofan have surrendered to local authorities in the western Badghis province on August 12, police spokesman Naqibullah Amini said.

Thailand to discuss cooperation on migrant labour with neighbouring countries

Thailand’s Labour Minister Adul Saengsingkaew plans to invite officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, to discuss cooperation on migrant worker employment in order to deal with the shortages of labour in Thailand's fishing industry.