Multiple earthquakes - including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor - have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five people and setting off fresh waves of panic.
(VNF) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he believed U.S. President Donald Trump understood the value of free trade and that he would keep pitching a multinational trade pact that Trump's administration has vowed to exit.
China's decision to allow all couples to have two children instead of one has resulted in birth rates rising to the highest level since 2000, a government official said.
At least 26 people were killed and around 100 injured after an express train derailed in southeastern India in the latest disaster to hit one the world's largest rail networks.
The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday (Jan. 20th) its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.
The following is the complete text of Donald Trump's inaugural address delivered on Friday (Jan. 20th) after he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday (Jan. 20th).
The 25th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) is launched today (Jan 16) in Natadola, Fiji, focusing on parliamentary partnerships for peace and security.
Electronic waste (e-waste) is rising sharply across Asia with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a United Nations study released on Sunday (Jan. 15th).
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam on a six-day trip from January 12th aimed at strengthening security cooperation with the Pacific Rim nations, according to the Japanese Kyodo News.
A Vietnam-Philippines business forum took place in Ho Chi Minh City on January 11th with more than 120 businesses from both countries taking part.
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.