UN experts: Pyongyang exported USD270m illegally recently

North Korea illegally exported coal, iron and other commodities worth at least USD270 million to China and other countries including India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka in the six-month period

Japan backs proposal to target N. Korea’s oil supply

Japan backed a U.S. push for the United Nations Security Council to vote today on fresh sanctions against North Korea, saying that Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program poses the

Myanmar | New fires in empty Rohingya village raise questions

Journalists saw new fires burning yesterday in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and pages ripped from Islamic texts that were left

Phillippines | Duterte’s family grilled at Senate inquiry on drugs, payoffs

The son and son-in-law of the Philippine president, who has been accused of condoning extrajudicial killings of thousands of drug suspects, yesterday appeared in a Senate inquiry

India’s army chief sees war threats from China, Pakistan

India’s army chief said this week that the country should be prepared for a potential two-front war with China flexing its muscles and with little hope for

Bangladesh | Boat with Rohingya refugees capsizes, killing five as more flee

A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized, drowning at least five people, as the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi blamed a misinformation campaign

Analysis | How can US stop North Korea nukes? Three experts have ideas

If the U.S. attacks North Korea, the world could see another nuclear war. Yet negotiations won’t work — leader Kim Jong Un won’t live up to

MDT EXPLAINS | What is a hydrogen bomb

North Korea says it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in its latest nuclear test Sunday. Outside experts haven’t been able to verify that claim, but say it’s

Korean Crisis | Putin urges talks, says sanctions not working

While condemning North Korea over its latest nuclear test, the leaders of Russia and South Korea seemed far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions against

Cambodia | Court formally charges opposition leader with treason

Cambodia’s opposition leader was formally charged yesterday with treason for allegedly conspiring with the United States to topple the government, and could face up to 30 years

Australia | Tourist faces upgraded charges over death in Sydney clinic

A Chinese tourist with no Australian medical license has been charged with the manslaughter after police say she gave a woman an anesthetic during a procedure at

India | Police arrest Briton for alleged sexual abuse of blind boys

A 54-year-old British man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three blind students at a school in the Indian capital, police said yesterday. Murray Dennis Ward had been associated

Korean crisis | Seoul displays military strength anticipating new missile test from North Korea

With Seoul expecting another North Korean missile test, South Korean warships conducted live-fire exercises at sea on Tuesday in a second straight day of military swagger

China has tools to pressure Kim but worries of consequences

China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un’s government so hard it collapses. Though China has long been the

Korean crisis | South simulates attack on North’s nuke site after test

Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a “massive military response,” South Korea fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North’s main nuclear

North Korea says sixth nuke test was H-bomb, ‘perfect success’

North Korea announced it detonated a thermonuclear device yesterday in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. The North called the test a “perfect success”

Cambodia arrests opposition leader, alleging treason

Cambodian authorities arrested the leader of the main opposition party yesterday, accusing him of treason in a move that sharply escalated political tensions in the Southeast

Myanmar | Rohingya pour over border into Bangladesh

Aid officials said relief camps were reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees continued to pour into Bangladesh yesterday fleeing violence in western Myanmar. Some