Kim-Trump | Memorial speaks to North Korea’s ties to summit host Vietnam

In a rice field in northern Vietnam, 14 headstones are an enduring symbol of the wartime friendship of Vietnam and North Korea. They mark the original burial

Japan | Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as businesses struggle with

Kashmir | Pakistani PM says he’s willing to talk but warns India

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan offered yesterday to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country

Cheap and green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit system

Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show that leader Kim

India | Kashmir tensions increase as seven killed in fighting

Tensions escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with seven people killed yesterday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian

Maldives | Former president arrested over money laundering

A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom yesterday for alleged money laundering. The criminal court in Male, the capital, ordered

Australia | PM blames ‘state actor’ for hacking political parties

A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network used by major political parties, the prime minister said

Japan | Abe declines to say if he backed Trump for Nobel Prize

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined to say whether he nominated Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize, while praising the U.S. President for “decisive” efforts to resolve the

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired

Singapore plans cautious budget with an eye on election

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will aim to strike a delicate balance in today’s budget: preaching fiscal prudence while doling out more social spending ahead

Thailand | Party challenging army rule holds first Bangkok rally

The political party seen as the main challenger to military-dominated government in Thailand held its first rally in the capital on Friday, as campaigning heats up for

Interview | Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested by government agents in a libel case accused President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration yesterday of acting like

Japan | Same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

Thirteen gay couples filed Japan’s first lawsuit challenging the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage yesterday, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality. Six couples

Thailand | Court accepts dissolution case over princess nomination

A Thai court said yesterday that it will take up the case of whether to dissolve a political party that nominated a member of the royal family as its

North Korea | K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un’s cultural revolution

Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by critics as

South Korea | Lawmaker won’t apologize for Japan emperor remarks

The speaker of South Korea’s parliament said he had no intention to apologize for his comments about Japan’s emperor, suggesting the issue could continue to stoke tensions

Thailand | Party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess

The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister was

India | Short circuit likely caused deadly hotel fire

A fire at a budget hotel in India’s capital that killed 17 people was likely caused by a short circuit, police said yesterday. No foul play is suspected

Philippines | Agents arrest journalist critical of president

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was arrested yesterday by government agents in a

Australia | Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns home

A refugee soccer player thanked Australians on his return home yesterday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in

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