The "trade tension" between China and the US could easily lead to a more serious friction that affects the stability and security of the world, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his May Day Rally speech on May 1.

Time to give history a nudge to achieve lasting peace on Korean Peninsula

Top leader Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is to cross the military demarcation line today (April 27) for a historic meeting with the Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in, becoming the first DPRK leader ever to set foot on the southern side since the Korean War.

US President Trump could visit Britain in July - Sky News

US President Donald Trump could possibly come to Britain for a working visit in July, Sky News reported on April 25, saying details of the trip were expected to be announced in the next few days.

Cambodia’s 4th Senate holds first session

Cambodia’s Senate, the fourth tenure, held its first plenary session in Phnom Penh on April 23 under the chair of King Norodom Sihamoni, during which Vice President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Samdech Say Chhum was elected as President of the Senate in the fourth tenure.

Cambodia to deploy 80,000 security persons for general election

Cambodia plans to deploy a total of 80,000 security personnel to ensure security and public order during the general election in July, a senior officer said on April 18.

Malaysia, Japan sign agreement on defence equipment transfer

Malaysia and Japan signed an agreement on April 18, paving the way for the transfer of Japanese defence equipment and technology to the Southeast Asian country.

Trump to host Japan''s Abe on trade ties, Korean Peninsula

US President Donald Trump will host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a working visit on April 17-18, said a US official.

Arab summit concludes with strong appeal for regional peace, unity

The yearly Arab League (AL) Summit concluded in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia with unwavering stands for preserving regional peace and unity, especially the problems related to Jerusalem, Syria, Yemen...

Nations urge diplomatic and sustainable solution in Syria

Nations urge diplomatic and sustainable solution in Syria as an airstrike by the United States and its allies on April 14 on Syrian government facilities earlier on the same day stoked fear for an escalation of the situation.

Trump says Syria attack "could be very soon or not so soon"

US President Donald Trump cast doubt on April 12 over the timing of his threatened strike on Syria in response to a reported poison gas attack, while France said it had proof of Syria's guilt but needed to gather more information.

Fear of Syria war grows

US President Donald Trump warned Russia on April 11 of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Violence triggers fear of conflict escalation in Gaza

Israeli troops firing into a crowd of Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip has triggered concern of an eruption of conflict in the region. The efforts aimed at salvaging the Middle East peace process are being severely threatened by violent outbursts across the Palestinian coastal land over the past few days.

Iran tells Trump he would regret dropping nuclear deal

Donald Trump will regret it if he pulls out of the nuclear deal with Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on April 9, warning the US president that the Iranian response would be stronger than he thinks.

Indonesia: volcanic ash forces closure of Alas Leuser airport

Indonesian authorities closed an airport in Aceh province on April 7 after Mount Sinabung volcano on the neighbouring island of Sumatra erupted, a local official said.

Philippine President assigns new chief of armed forces

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Lieutenant-General Carlito Galvez to be the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said presidential spokesman Harry Roque on April 5.

Regional security discussed at ASEAN workshop in Indonesia

A workshop on "ASEAN and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy" was held by the Mission of Japan to ASEAN and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 4 to discuss regional security threats.

Peru still not welcome Maduro at Summit of Americas

Peru's new foreign minister said on April 3 that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was still not welcome to attend a regional summit in Lima next week, upholding a decision by Peru's disgraced former president.

Malaysia passes anti-fake news law

Malaysia’s parliament on April 2 approved a law against fake news that will punish anyone publishing false or untrue information.

Kim gives enthusiastic response to RoK concert: DPRK media

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s state media reported on April 2 that its leader Kim Jong-un and his wife watched the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s musicians' rare performance in Pyongyang a day earlier.

Thailand: 20 Myanmar migrants killed in bus fire

At least 20 Myanmar migrant workers were killed in a bus fire on early March 30 in Thailand, said local authorities.

ASEAN meeting on vaccines resolves to greater self-reliance

Public health organisations from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the globe have pooled their efforts for the development of needed vaccines for the region.

Lima Summit on as planned, says Peru's new president

Martín Vizcarra explained he received supporting phone calls from various regional leaders for the April gathering.

Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is holding 10 hostages, including a Dutch national, three Indonesians and six Filipinos, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the military’s joint Task Force, on March 27.

Korean SMEs’ exports to Vietnam soar in 2017

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the Republic of Korea (RoK) exported 12.6 billion USD worth of goods to Vietnam in 2017, up 33.4 percent over the previous year, reported the Korea Small Business Institute (KOSBI).

Myanmar’s president resigns from post: President Office

Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw has resigned from post to take rest, according to an official release of the President Office on March 21.