Bangabandhu’s autobiography translated to Korean

The autobiography of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “The Unfinished Memoirs" has been translated into Korean language as part of celebrating his birth centenary.

Japan minister says necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan

Speaking to the Hudson Institute think tank, State Minister of Defence Yasuhide Nakayama questioned whether the decision of many countries, including Japan and United States, to follow a "one-China" policy that has recognized Beijing rather than Taipei since the 1970s would stand the test of time.

Myanmar violence escalates with rise of ‘self-defence’ groups: report

Violence in post-coup Myanmar has escalated as anti-junta “self-defence” forces step up to take on the military, a report said yesterday, warning of an “enormous” human cost if the regime uses its full power in subsequent crackdowns.

Proposed changes to South Korea citizenship law face anti-China headwinds

South Korea is trying to increase its future working population by making it easier for children of foreign residents to become citizens, but its plans have run into trouble in the face of rising anti-China sentiment.

NKorea's Kim says food situation 'tense' due to pandemic, typhoons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country's economy improved this year but called for measures to tackle the "tense" food situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's typhoons, state media said on Wednesday.

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe into bloody anti-drugs campaign

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an investigation into the country's bloody war on drugs planned by the International Criminal Court (ICC), his spokesperson said on Tuesday while defending the administration's record on human rights.

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

Biden Asia chief 'relatively confident' on billion vaccine timing despite India crisis

President Joe Biden's Indo-Pacific policy chief said on Tuesday he was "relatively confident" a target for the production of a billion vaccine doses for the region by the end of 2022 would be met, despite the Covid-19 crisis in India, where they are due to be made.

June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021

Kim Jong Un plans to stabilise North Korean economy: State media

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presented economic plans to senior ruling party officials before an upcoming meeting to review efforts to overcome hardships brought about by the pandemic, state media said Tuesday.

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

Taiwan to extend Covid-19 curbs, schools to stay shut

Taiwan will extend its Covid-19 restrictions for another two weeks until June 28 and schools will remain shut until the summer vacation, the government said.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Covid-19 outbreak builds in Myanmar near Indian border

A new outbreak of Covid-19 is growing near Myanmar's northwestern border with India, bringing the sharpest increase in cases since the military coup in February led to a collapse in health services and the testing programme.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Hong Kong vigil organiser arrested on Tiananmen anniversary

A member of the committee that organizes Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil for the victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown was arrested early Friday on the 32nd anniversary.

June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021

China's Xi calls for greater global media reach

China President Xi Jinping said the country must improve the way it tells its "stories" to a global audience as it seeks to develop an international voice that reflects its status on the world stage, official news agency Xinhua reported.

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

Last resort: the seeds kept safe in a South Korean mountain

Hidden in a South Korean mountain tunnel designed to withstand a nuclear blast, the seeds of nearly 5,000 wild plant species are stored for safekeeping against climate change, natural disaster and war.

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

China easing birth limits further to cope with aging society

China’s ruling Communist Party will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two to cope with the rapid rise in the average age of its population, a state news agency said Monday.

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Bangladeshi construction worker killed in lightning strike in Malaysia

A Bangladeshi worker was killed after he was hit by lightning while working at a construction site on May 28 in Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

Philippines halts deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia

The Philippines has suspended the deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia after it received reports that their employers and recruiters were making them pay for COVID-19 testing, quarantine and insurance upon arrival in the kingdom.