World / Asia-Pacific

Indonesia becomes 22nd founding member of AIIB

[2014-11-27 21:06]

Indonesia's Finance Minister has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the authorities said on Thursday.

Chinese spokesman urges Japan to abide by four-point agreement

[2014-11-27 19:44]

A Chinese defense ministry spokesman on Thursday urged Japan to abide by a four-point principled agreement reached recently between the two countries.

S. Korea's top nuke envoy to visit Russia next week

[2014-11-27 17:05]

South Korea's top nuclear envoy will make a three-day visit to Russia next week after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) expressed its willingness to resume the long-suspended six-party talks without preconditions, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday.

The fading sari

[2014-11-27 16:55]

The craft of sari making in India has been in decline in recent years as most weavers have been forced to give up for financial reasons. They quit the traditional business to work as laborers as low salaries from weaving were not enough to cover daily needs. Average earnings of a weaver’s family are between 150 and 200 euros per month.

DPRK leader's sister revealed as senior party official

[2014-11-27 15:38]

Kim Yo-yong, the youngest sister of the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un, was revealed by state media as holding the post of vice-department director of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

Thai election pushed back to 2016 - deputy PM

[2014-11-27 14:55]

A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised return to democracy.

Xi's Australia visit significant success: expert

[2014-11-27 10:06]

Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Australia is a significant success, according to Hugh White, Australian strategist and professor at the Australian National University.

China pledges increased engagement with SAARC

[2014-11-27 09:25]

A senior Chinese official said here Wednesday that China will continue to deepen ties with South Asian countries and outlined extensive policies to engage on trade liberalization and development.

7,000 sq km seafloor searched with no MH370 debris found

[2014-11-27 09:19]

Over 7,000 square kilometers of the seafloor have been searched so far but no debris has been found relating to the missing Malaysian Airline MH370, Judith Zielke, chief coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) for the search of Malaysia Airline MH370, said on Wednesday.

Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push

[2014-11-26 21:28]

In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.

Israeli-made unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in W. India

[2014-11-26 19:25]

An Israeli-made Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) used for surveillance crashed Wednesday near Bhuj town in the western state of Gujarat's Kutch district, said a defense officer.

China calls on US, Canada, Australia to jointly combat corruption

[2014-11-26 18:48]

China appealed to all nations, especially the countries attractive to China's corruption fugitives, such as the U.S., Canada and Australia, to work with it to combat transnational corruption, a senior Chinese diplomat said Wednesday.

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