ASEAN defence ministers inked the world’s first multilateral air guidelines on Friday (Oct 19), in a move aimed at managing unexpected encounters between military aircraft especially over contested areas like the East Sea.
The make-up of the Politburo Standing Committee, the country’s supreme political body, has been revealed. Five new faces will back up the president as he looks to advance his political agenda.
The defence ministers of China, Japan and the US expressed their countries’ support for ASEAN’s central role during meetings with their ASEAN counterparts in the Philippines on October 23.
A ceremony was held in Rome, Italy, on October 20 to mark 50 years since the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 40 years of ASEAN-European Union (EU) diplomatic ties.
VNF - China’s 19th Communist Party Congress officially opened in Beijing on October 18th. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech opening the congress.
At least 36 people have died in fires ravaging forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said Monday (October 16th), after three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.
U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii between November 3rd and 14th, the White House said on Monday (October 16th).
World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday (October 15th) strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing in Somalia, the worst attack in the country to date with at least 137 deaths.
Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with formal ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month.
Britain and the EU are stuck in a "disturbing" deadlock over the Brexit divorce bill, though a breakthrough remains possible in the next two months, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday (October 12th).
The owner of the hotel where a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.
More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday (October 11th) to help battle infernos which have left at least 21 people dead and thousands homeless.
The German government on Wednesday (October 11th) gave a substantial lift to its economic growth forecast for 2017, saying it now expects 2.0 per cent expansion rather than the 1.5 per cent predicted in April.
Bolivian President Evo Morales lauded Ernesto "Che" Guevara on Monday (October 9th) as he led commemorations 50 years to the day since the Cuban revolutionary leader was killed by CIA-trained Bolivian troops.
Tens of thousands of Cubans turned out on Sunday (October 8th) to pay tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 50th anniversary of his death.
A tropical storm sliding north along Central America on Thursday (October 5th) has unleashed heavy rains that have killed at least eight people in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, with forecasters predicting it could strengthen into a hurricane headed for the United States.
France has decided to set 2022 as a deadline to phase out the use of glyphosate, the controversial active ingredient in one of the world’s most widely used weedkillers, the Government said on September 25th.