Malaysia will increase cigarette prices by the end of this month, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad on Tuesday (Oct 16).
The two Koreas agreed on Wednesday (January 17th) to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.
The number of foreign arrivals to Thailand hit a record high of 3.5 million in December 2017, jumping 16 percent year on year.
Chinese ships scrambled on Monday (January 15th) to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life.
A plane with 168 people aboard skidded off a runway onto a seaside cliff after landing at an airport in northern Turkey at the weekend, but no one was injured in what one passenger called a "miracle".
Despite warnings about the negative impact from the upstream dams in the Mekong, China appears to be trying to rewrite "rules of the game" on this arterial route.
North Korea will send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South, the rivals said on Tuesday (January 9th), after their first formal talks in more than two years following high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.
Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced.
A high-level South Korean delegation left on Tuesday (January 9th) for rare talks with North Korea after months of tensions over the North's nuclear weapons programme, with Seoul's chief delegate vowing to work towards improving long-strained ties.
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on January 7 held the largest-ever ceremony in Phnom Penh to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the January 7 Victory Day (January 7, 1979) over the genocidal regime of Pol Pot.
While much of the U.S. is in deep freeze, Sydney is smouldering under its most severe heatwave in 80 years.
Blockading Cuba is not the solution, the European Union's foreign policy chief said Wednesday (January 4th) on a trip aimed at strengthening ties with Havana, after Washington tightened restrictions on the island.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday (January 3rd) welcomed the reopening of a hotline between North and South Korea, and voiced hope for more diplomatic initiatives to end the peninsula's nuclear standoff.
ASEAN’s growth projections look bright but accelerating economic integration is the only way to meet challenges on the horizon, particularly competition in manufacturing from China, says HSBC’s chief ASEAN economist, Joseph Incalcaterra.
Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally joined the ranks of the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday (January 2nd) "to make a difference," the body's president said.
Hong Kong saw in 2018 in spectacular style as the southern Chinese city staged a stunning fireworks display over its famous Victoria Harbour.
From Kung Fu nuns teaching Indian women self defence to freewheeling female students in Pakistan, 2017 was not all about conflicts and bloodsheds.