Afghan CEO Abdullah says Afghanistan is looking forward to working with member states on SCO's Development Strategy and important initiatives such as the China-led Silk Road Economic Belt and other similar integration platforms

Map. History of Asia conflict

23 January 2018
Hawaii just tested its nuclear attack warning siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War1 month ago
Hawaii just tested its nuclear attack warning siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War
1 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 26km SSE of Shizunai, Japan
Readout of Secretary Mattis' call with Japan Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera regarding North Korea's missile launch: "The United States remains vigilant in providing Japan extended deterrence with the full range of U.S. capabilities."
38 North: Commercial satellite imagery from November indicates that North Korea's SLBM program is advancing as it prepares its second missile test stand barge for service at the Nampo Navy Shipyard.
1 month ago
Seoul says North Korea puts Washington in range, but needs to prove critical technology
1 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 2km SSE of Sakai, Japan
1 month ago
Lavrov: there are people in Washington wishing to provoke Pyongyang to new reckless actions
1 month ago
Lavrov: if U.S. wants to destroy N. Korea, it's playing with fire, making great mistake
Xi meets Cambodian PM, saying ties between the two countries are currently at the best period in history
China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry
Xi meets Aung San Suu Kyi, hoping the ruling parties of the two countries would deepen strategic communication
In India @BarackObama meets @narendramodi and @DalaiLama in New Delhi1 month ago
In India @BarackObama meets @narendramodi and @DalaiLama in New Delhi
"In the name of all of those who have persecuted you, hurt you, I ask forgiveness," @Pontifex said to the Rohingya. "I appeal to your large hearts to give us the forgiveness that we are asking."
"The presence of God today is also called Rohingya," @Pontifex said after meeting 16 refugees brought to Dhaka from camps in Cox's Bazar near the border with Myanmar
1 month ago
Man dies after van rams into stationary truck on Hong Kong road
President Xi says China will not export its political system
In Dhaka, @Pontifex has just spoken the word "Rohingya" for the first time on his trip to Burma and Bangladesh
Pope refers to 'Rohingya' for first time on Asia tour after meeting refugees
1 month ago
South Korea agrees to deal for sustainable Arctic fishing
Afghan CEO Abdullah says Afghanistan is looking forward to working with member states on SCO's Development Strategy and important initiatives such as the China-led Silk Road Economic Belt and other similar integration platforms
Chinese drone maker denies claims in a US government document that it gives Beijing information about American law enforcement and utility companies.
Huge celebration in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung square. Fireworks, massive crowds mark the successful launch of North Korea's most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile yet, the Hwasong-15. These 'spontaneous' celebrations are often mandatory for DPRK citizens.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets China's Xi as Rohingya censure grows
1 month ago
Afghan President Ghani at the HoAIP,"On the 4th December I will be signing an agreement with the president of Uzbekistan that will ensure the flow of another 1000MW of power
Japanese court convicts a U.S. military contractor of murder and rape charges in the death of an Okinawa woman
6 hurt in 5-vehicle collision in Pasig City
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov; both sides agree to advance ties
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers keynote speech at CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-level Meeting, whose theme is "Working together towards a community with a shared future for mankind and a better world: Responsibilities of political parties"
1 month ago
South Korea Mindef confirm today: missile is able to reach Washington D.C.
#CycloneOckhi: At least 16 people reportedly killed across India and SriLanka. About 100 people are missing after the cyclone uprooted trees and cut power supply for millions. Wind speed has touched 130 kmph in some places
1 month ago
KCNA: "This is an extra-large event and a great victory that could be brought only by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the peerlessly great man."
1 month ago
KCNA: "The accomplishment of the historic cause of completing the state nuclear force is a gift of loyalty presented to President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il who devoted their whole lives to prosperity of the country and the nation."
Pope Francis ordains 16 priests during a Mass in Bangladesh, the start of a busy day that will also bring him face-to-face with Rohingya Muslim refugees
Wang Qishan still in top Chinese leadership, expected to be vice-president
The Philippines suspends use of a landmark vaccine for the potentially deadly dengue virus after its manufacturer, French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, warns it could worsen the disease in some cases
10 killed in a fire in a mixed residential-office building in a northern Chinese port city, authorities say
With the agreement between India and Singapore, we will have temporary facilities for our ships, aircraft and submarines to operate: Admiral Sunil Lanba, Navy Chief1 month ago
With the agreement between India and Singapore, we will have temporary facilities for our ships, aircraft and submarines to operate: Admiral Sunil Lanba, Navy Chief
1 month ago
KCNA: "The contesters presented wonderful Kimchi, traditional national dish and worldwide health food, thus demonstrating the development of Korean food culture. A variety of Kimchi…were highly appreciated by the participants for their peculiar aroma and refreshing taste."
1 month ago
KCNA: "A Kimchi contest of service centers and housewives in Pyongyang was held…The contest judged processes of pickling, making condiments and soaking and included the process of sampling un-sliced cabbage Kimchi."
1 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 228km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
US Army RC-12X Huron 89-00273 airborne1 month ago
US Army RC-12X Huron 89-00273 airborne
"I'm not willing to say that diplomacy has not worked" per US SecDef Jim Mattis re North Korea DPRK "We will continue to work diplomatically"
1 month ago
@EllemanIISS: "It now appears that the Hwasong-15 can deliver a 1,000-kg payload to any point on the US mainland. North Korea has almost certainly developed a nuclear warhead that weighs less than 700 kg, if not one considerably lighter."
Satellite photos show North Korea apparently prepping to reuse launch site1 month ago
Satellite photos show North Korea apparently prepping to reuse launch site
1 month ago
Source: Russia will supply Uzbekistan with 12 combat helicopters Mi-35. Delivery will begin in 2018
1 month ago
[email protected]: "[@POTUS's] administration is focused on one big thing when it comes to North Korea, and that's denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. That's our 1 priority."
1 month ago
"He's going to continue to speak to all the relevant stakeholders" about DPRK, says @PressSec.
1 month ago
@PressSec "Denuclearization" of DPRK is "number one priority" and not focused on anything beyond that, says @PressSec in response to my question about whether this administration now advocates government change in Pyongyang.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov rejects U.S. call to cut ties with North Korea, saying Russia believes sanctions pressure is "exhausted" and U.S. appears to be provoking Pyongyang.
1 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 4km SW of Maramag, Philippines
1 month ago
President Mirziyoyev harshly criticizes financial and tax authorities in Ferghana province. In a display of hands-on micromanagement he targets finance minister Kuchkarov and urges him to find out reasons for tuberculosis outbreak (indicative of malnutrition)
1 month ago
US intel has designated North Korea's new Hwasong-15 ICBM the KN22 already. Quick designation turnaround. (We've gone from KN14 to KN22 in ~10 months.)
The Chinese Premier reiterated full commitment to the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. He stated that Pakistan's membership of SCO will further contribute to the regional peace, security, stability and development
Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abassi who is visiting Sochi, Russia to participate in the Council of Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organization today met with the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang
At least seven people dead and five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka as a tropical storm hit the country1 month ago
At least seven people dead and five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka as a tropical storm hit the country
Hwasong 15/화성15/火星15型 launch images and video
Hwasong 15/화성15/火星15型 launch images and video
"President Trump committed to sending a high-level delegation to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics," White House says.
Readout just issued by @WhiteHouse of 2nd @[email protected] call since latest DPRK missile launch says "they discussed next steps to respond to this most recent provocation by North Korea, including how to bring maximum pressure to bear on the government."
No readout from @WhiteHouse yet on the call, but Blue House adds @POTUS "expressed full support" for ROK enhancing its defense capabilities "through acquisition or development of advanced military assets."
Germany is recalling one of its diplomats to North Korea - not the ambassador - in response to Pyongyang's latest missile launch, Foreign Minister @sigmargabriel says in Washington
@moonriver365 and @POTUS phone call lasted for one hour, according to officials in Seoul.
In another phone call today, @moonriver365 and @POTUS agreed on strong sanctions and pressure to get the DPRK to "voluntarily gives up developing nuclear weapons and missiles and come out for dialogue," according to Blue House.
ROK President @moonriver365 says it's uncertain if DPRK has yet mastered the technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead for placement atop an ICBM.
US presses China to cut off oil deliveries to North Korea
1 month ago
The latest actions of the US seemed to be aimed at provoking Pyongyang into new sharp actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
[email protected]_jackkeane: North Korea's mobile missiles pose no early warning, which will be the U.S. greatest challenge
As a party not directly concerned in the South China Sea issue, Australia should keep to its promise of not taking sides, says a Chinese defense ministry spokesman
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with former US President Barack Obama in Beijing on Wednesday, calling for enhanced communication, exchanges and cooperation between two nations
1 month ago
KCNA: "The participants danced to the tune of songs 'Our Leader Loved by the People' and 'The Country of the People,' extending the highest glory…to respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who registered a great success in…completing the state nuclear force."
1 month ago
KCNA: "The successful test-fire of the new-type ICBM Hwasong-15 has thrown all servicepersons and civilians of the DPRK into great joy and excitement…Dancing parties were displayed by working people of various circles and youth and students in different parts of Pyongyang."
Xi Jinping meets with @BarackObama in Beijing, discusses China-U.S. ties
Pope Francis demands that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar
1 month ago
[email protected]: The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
Syrian Army source denied Chinese troops deploying to Syria.