3d ago| Southeast Asia

Indonesia set to criminalise sex outside marriage

Indonesia's parliament is expected to pass a new criminal code this month that will penalise sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, officials have confirmed.

1w ago| Rest of Asia

China willing to work with N Korea for ‘world peace’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Beijing was willing to work with Pyongyang for world peace, North Korean state media said yesterday.

1w ago| Rest of Asia

Taiwan opposition wins big in local vote

Taiwan’s main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) stomped home to victory in local elections yesterday as President Tsai Ing-wen’s efforts to

Indonesia probes elite officers as stadium disaster death toll rises

Elite Indonesian police officers were under investigation yesterday over a stadium stampede that killed 131 people including dozens of children in one of the deadliest disasters in football history.

North Korea fires ballistic missile: Seoul

North Korea fired a ballistic missile yesterday, Seoul’s military said, just days after a US aircraft carrier arrived for joint drills with the South in a show of force against Pyongyang.

Free Russian fertilisers to developing world!

President Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to provide more than 300,000 tonnes of Russian fertilisers stuck in European ports to the developing world for

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Indonesia set to criminalise sex outside marriage

Indonesia's parliament is expected to pass a new criminal code this month that will penalise sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, officials have confirmed.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Taiwan opposition wins big in local vote

Taiwan’s main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) stomped home to victory in local elections yesterday as President Tsai Ing-wen’s efforts to

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

China willing to work with N Korea for ‘world peace’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Beijing was willing to work with Pyongyang for world peace, North Korean state media said yesterday.

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

IORA Council of Ministers meet today

Bangladesh today hosts the 22nd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers meeting in the capital aimed at boosting cooperation among the regional countries to ensure a free, open and secure Bay of Bengal and Asia-Pacific.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Malaysia election: Race on to form coalition govt

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said yesterday he is in talks with the party of ex-premier Najib Razak, who is in jail for corruption, to

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

UN secy general a 'puppet of the West': North Korea

North Korea responded to international condemnation of a recent ICBM launch, referring to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as a "puppet of the West."

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Korean peninsula: US redeploys B-1B bomber for joint drill

A US B-1B strategic bomber was redeployed to the Korean peninsula yesterday for a joint air drill with South Korea, Seoul’s military said, a day after Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Death toll of children rise to 195 in Indonesia over 'syrup medicines'

Indonesia said Monday the number of child deaths from kidney failure or damage linked to harmful substances found in syrup medicines has risen to 195.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

N Korea ICBM launch appears to have failed

North Korea unsuccessfully fired an intercontinental ballistic missile yesterday during a new salvo of launches, the South Korean military said, with Washington urging all nations to enforce sanctions on Pyongyang.

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

NKorea's missile lands 60km off SKorean coast in "reckless" move

North Korea fired at least 23 missiles into the sea on Wednesday, including one that landed less than 60 km (40 miles) off South Korea's coast, which South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol described as "territorial encroachment" and Washington denounced as "reckless".