World / Asia-Pacific

MERS-infected S.Koreans rise to 7, 1 suspect leaves for China

[2015-05-28 18:13]

The number of South Koreans infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to seven as two new cases were confirmed, and a suspected infectee left for China Tuesday for a business trip, the disease control center said Thursday.

Vietnamese govt trying to boost gloomy tourism

[2015-05-28 17:01]

Amid a decrease in number of foreign arrivals in Vietnam in the past months, the Vietnamese government has discussed measures to boost the country's tourism, including facilitation of visa granting and establishment of a tourism promotion fund.

NZ to work with UN on dealing with foreign terrorist fighters

[2015-05-28 16:05]

New Zealand Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson said Thursday the country would continue international cooperation to deal with the problem of foreign terrorist fighters.

Sydney siege gunman believed people could read his mind

[2015-05-28 15:52]

Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis thought people could read his mind, the continuing inquest into the December drama he staged in Sydney has heard.

Restoration work begins in Nepal's Boudhanath Stupa

[2015-05-28 14:52]

Laborers work to fix the damaged Boudhanath Stupa, a month after the April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal May 27, 2015.

New Zealand to open embassy in Baghdad

[2015-05-28 11:38]

New Zealand is to open an embassy in Iraqi capital as its troops begin a two-year mission to train Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State insurgents.

Taliban launching indiscriminate attacks in Afghanistan

[2015-05-28 09:44]

Taliban militants have intensified activities since launching their annual spring offensive on April 24 and since then they have conducted a series of deadly attacks.

Sydney siege inquest: Gunman diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia

[2015-05-27 17:23]

Man Haron Monis may have been suffering a psychotic episode at the time of the Sydney siege, the inquest heard on Wednesday.

Singapore Airlines investigates power loss incident on flight to Shanghai

[2015-05-27 16:48]

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is investigating how one of its Airbus A330-300s temporarily lost power on the flight bound for Shanghai on May 23, the carrier said in a statement on Wednesday.

ROK, US, Japan discuss ways of returning DPRK to nuke dialogue

[2015-05-27 16:43]

Top negotiators of the Republc of Korea, the United States and Japan, who represent each of their countries in the six-party talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, have discussed ways of returning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the dialogue table for its nuclear program.

No special treatment for Australian IS fighter's family: PM

[2015-05-27 16:13]

The wife of Australian Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf will face "the full severity of Australian law" if she returns from Syria with her five children, Australia's Prime Minister said on Wednesday.

S.Korea launches 2nd homegrown minelayer ship

[2015-05-27 15:49]

South Korea's military on Wednesday launched its second homegrown minelayer ship to boost its maritime warfare capability, the Navy said.

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