Kim plans to launch a rocket soon, likely carrying its second military spy satellite

North Korea announced plans to launch a rocket apparently carrying its second military spy satellite during an eight-day period starting Monday, drawing quick, strong rebukes from

Court sentences opposition lawmaker to two years in prison for defaming the monarchy

A Thai court yesterday sentenced a lawmaker from a progressive opposition party to two years in prison after finding her guilty of defaming the monarchy in a speech

Chinese and Japanese leaders arrive in South Korea for their first trilateral meeting since 2019

Leaders of China and Japan arrived in Seoul to meet separately with South Korea’s president yesterday, a day before they gather for their first trilateral meeting in

North Korea appears to be preparing to launch its 2nd spy satellite, South Korean military says

North Korea appears to be preparing to launch its second military spy satellite into space, South Korea’s military said Friday, as animosities remain high over the

Top security official To Lam confirmed as president

Vietnam’s top security official To Lam was confirmed yesterday as the nation’s new president. He oversaw police and intelligence operations over a period when rights groups say

Violent unrest in French Pacific territory impacting global nickel prices

Global nickel prices have soared since deadly violence erupted in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia last week. The overseas territory, which has been under

One dead, others injured after London-Singapore flight hit severe turbulence

One person has died aboard a London-Singapore flight that encountered severe turbulence, Singapore Airlines said yesterday, in which the plane apparently plummeted for a number of minutes before

Philippines blames China for loss of giant clams in disputed shoal, urges inquiry

The Philippines blamed Chinese fishermen yesterday for a massive loss of giant clams in a disputed shoal controlled by China’s coast guard in the South China Sea

Things to know about an AI safety summit in Seoul

South Korea is set to host a mini-summit this week on risks and regulation of artificial intelligence, following up on an inaugural AI safety meeting in

Kim’s sister denies North Korea has supplied weapons to Russia

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again denied Friday that her country has exported any weapons to Russia, as she labeled outside speculation

New PM vows to ‘lead in our own way’ as Lee dynasty ends after half-century

Singapore’s new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong vowed to make “tomorrow better than today” as he took his oath of office yesterday in a carefully planned political

Japan, US move ahead in co-developing hypersonic weapons interceptor

Japan and the United States signed an arrangement to jointly develop a new type of missile defense system as the allies seek to defend against the growing

Monarchy reform activist dies in detention after months hunger strike

A young Thai activist who went on a hunger strike after being jailed for advocating reform of the country’s system of monarchy died yesterday in a prison

Sleepy far-flung towns will host US forces returning to country

The far-flung coastal town of Santa Ana in the northeastern tip of the Philippine mainland has long been known by tourists mostly for its beaches, waterfalls,

North Korean leader Kim supervises latest test of new multiple rocket launcher

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test firing of a new multiple rocket launch system the country plans to deploy to its forces starting this

Top Philippine security official demands Chinese diplomats’ expulsion as territorial row escalates

A  top Philippine security official demanded Friday the immediate expulsion of Chinese diplomats allegedly behind a reported leak of a phone conversation between one of the

Japan defense chief urges higher security after drone video of warship posted on China social media

Japan's defense chief Friday called for the bolstering of its anti-drone capability after a drone footage posted on Chinese social media showed a Japanese aircraft carrier docked at a restricted

Civilian casualties rise in civil war as resistance forces tighten noose around military

Six months into an offensive against Myanmar ‘s military government, opposition forces have made massive gains, but civilian casualties are rising sharply as regime troops increasingly turn

US and Philippine forces sink a ship during largescale drills in disputed waters

United States and Philippine forces, backed by an Australian air force surveillance aircraft, unleashed a barrage of high-precision rockets, artillery fire and airstrikes yesterday and sank a

PM wants to outlaw cannabis, two years after it was decriminalized

The prime minister of Thailand, the first country in Asia to legalize cannabis two years ago, said yesterday that he wants to outlaw the drug again amid concerns

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