North and South Korea agreed on Friday (June 22nd) to resume reunions in August for families separated by the Korean War. It would be the first meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
Myanmar's National Planning Commission met on January 9th to discuss the national plan for 2017-18 drawn up by the Ministry of Planning and Finance, according to the Myanmar news agency.
The governments, businesses and economists of Indonesia and Japan have met to discuss measures to revive trade between the two countries, due to a decline in their trade ties, said Jakarta Post on January 10th.
Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had formally handed "complete and total" control of his business empire to his adult sons, Don Jr and Eric, in a bid to avoid conflicts of interest once he enters the White House.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) remains a focus in Indonesia’s external policy for 2017.
President Xi Jinping will become the first Chinese head of state to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos from January 17th-20th.
President Barack Obama delivered his final, farewell address to the nation on Tuesday night in Chicago, declaring his continued confidence in the American experiment. But he warned, in the wake of a toxic presidential election, that economic inequity, racism and closed-mindedness threatened to shred the nation’s democratic fabric.
Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday (Jan. 9th) to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico.
VNF - Twenty-year-olds all over Japan will dress up, party and accept responsibility Monday as part of the nation's Coming of Age Day.
Two memoranda of understanding - in healthcare and vocational training - were signed yesterday (Jan 9), witnessed by Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Following various trials on the use of driverless cars and buses, Singapore is now ready to put driverless trucks to the test, announced the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and PSA Corporation in a joint news release.
Senior officials from six countries along the Mekong River have vowed to strengthen law enforcement and security cooperation.
Over 60 passengers were injured – 25 of them critically – when 15 coaches of an express train were derailed near Rura railway station – 56 km from Kanpur (Northern India) – at 5.20 am (local time) on Wednesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Pearl Harbor Tuesday (Dec. 27th), offering condolences to the thousands killed in the Japanese sneak attack 75 years ago.
Commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public places after him are now banned in Cuban, according to a new law enacted on Tuesday, Dec 27. It was passed by Cuba's National Assembly as a respect for the will of the late revolutionary leader.
Russian authorities have found a flight recorder in the wreckage of a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday (Dec. 25th), killing all 92 on board, Russian agencies cited the Defence Ministry as saying on Tuesday (Dec. 27th).
Preliminary investigations have confirmed that a plane that crashed in the Colombian mountains last month killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team was out of fuel, officials said on Monday (Dec. 26th).