Mattis says North Korea can’t drive wedge between South, US

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says it’s too early to tell if any of the overtures between North and South Korea during the Olympic Games are creating

Koreas | Smiling sister exploits Trump-Moon rift on North

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deployed a new weapon at the Olympics to fight back against the Trump administration’s sanctions and threats of a preemptive

Analysis | South Korea’s Moon may be on brink of legacy-defining moment

Peace on the Korean Peninsula. After decades of bloodshed and strife, including a runup to the Olympic Games that saw the rival Koreas lurching toward war amid

Study: Extremists still flourishing in Indonesia’s prisons

Indonesia’s overcrowded prisons are ill-equipped to deal with Islamic militant inmates, hampering efforts to prevent the spread of violent radicalism in institutions that have become known

Cambodia | Shoe-thrower arrested after Thailand deports her

A woman who threw a shoe at a billboard depicting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been arrested after she was repatriated from Thailand, where the U.N. refugee agency

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet in Pyongyang, a dramatic gesture that may raise prospects for easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The

Afghanistan | Official says Chinese, Uzbek IS militants killed in raid

A joint U.S. and Afghan air raid this week targeting the Islamic State group in Afghanistan killed 25 militants, including a Chinese and three Uzbek militants, a

ICC to open probes in Philippines, Venezuela

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced yesterday that she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines

North Korea | With military parade, Kim thumbs nose at US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square on yesterday, grabbing the spotlight on the eve of

The Buzz | Bangkok known for tourist sites chokes in polluted haze

A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital, shrouding the gilded temples and towering skyscrapers that draw millions of tourists to the city

Sports diplomacy | Sister of Kim Jong Un to come to South for Games

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country’s leadership, will be part of the North’s delegation to the South Korean Winter

Pope Francis praises Koreas’ Olympic cooperation

Pope Francis is praising the decision of North and South Korea to compete alongside each other at the Winter Olympics, saying it shows that conflicts can be

Pence says US to unveil ‘toughest’ sanctions on North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the “toughest and most aggressive” economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting

Afghanistan | First female coders bring it on: Fight against Opium

A group of young Afghan women in the deeply conservative western Herat province is breaking traditional barriers as their war-torn country's first female coders in an overwhelmingly

Philippines | Duterte wants foreign research ships out of its waters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered an end to all foreign scientific research missions in a vast expanse of waters off the country's northeast and called on the

Hawaii | Honolulu emergency worker threatened after misleading photo

When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's

South Korea | Samsung heir Lee freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed yesterday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that

Vietnam | Court gives life term to oil exec after alleged abduction

A court in Vietnam gave a second life prison sentence yesterday to a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant accused of corruption and who Germany said was kidnapped

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