Russia plans to build a bridge from the mainland to its Pacific island of Sakhalin. The cost estimate currently stands at $8.7 bn

Map. History of Asia conflict

18 August 2018
"We have been able to sign contracts with US companies worth five billion dollars," adds the president of Uzbekistan
Mirziyoyev praises @POTUS accomplishments on tax reform and the economy and @realDonaldTrump replies, cupping his hands around his mouth,: "I agree 100 percent."
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, alongside @POTUS in the Oval Office, says the bilateral relationship has recently risen "to a new level."
In earlier remarks before the brief QandA with pool reporters, @POTUS says Uzbekistan and US "working together from the standpoint of the military."
US will still insist on DPRK denuclearization, adds @POTUS
"We'll have to see" responds @POTUS when asked if his summit with Kim Jong Un is still on
Police enter home of ousted Malaysian PM Najib
Trump's called the media "the enemy of the American people", and administration officials have found themselves in the unenviable position of hosting Uzbek officials at the White House while defending their own president's rhetoric on human rights.
A reporter asked if Trump had lost credibility since he's tweeted about revoking reporters' credentials. The official said testily Mirziyoyev's recent steps show the US has "influence in encouraging press freedom": the comments hinted at the challenges faced by US officials
President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan is meeting with President Trump today. Known as something of a reformer, Mirziyoyev has released journalists held in custody and accredited the Voice of America, a US-government media outlet, to report in Uzbekistan
3 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 112km SSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia
3 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - South of Java, Indonesia
3 month ago
India orders troops to halt military operations in disputed Kashmir during the month of Ramadan, but say troops will retaliate if targeted
Pentagon denies B-52s pulled from U.S.-South Korea drill
Myanmar policeman denies planting documents on Reuters reporters
Ghaziabad: One person seriously injured due to fire that broke out in a scrap godown in Navneet Vihar, fire brigade present at the spot
3 month ago
Pakistan backed terror group Lashkar rejects Ramzan Ceasefire by Govt of India within three hours of announcement. Lashkar spokesperson says they will continuously target Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Even thinking about Ceasefire is a sin
China says military exercises intended to threaten Taiwan
Chinese President Xi Jinping sends condolences to Indonesian president over terror attacks occurred in East Java on Sunday and Monday, which have killed at least 12 civilians and injured dozens of others
3 month ago
[email protected]: We have not seen China's demands yet, which should be few in that previous U.S. Administrations have done so poorly in negotiating. China has seen our demands. There has been no folding as the media would love people to believe, the meetings
3 month ago
[email protected]: Haven't even started yet. The U.S. has very little to give, because it has given so much over the years. China has much to give.
Kashmir: militants escape after brief gunfight, locals clash with forces3 month ago
Kashmir: militants escape after brief gunfight, locals clash with forces
3 month ago
KCNA: "If it truly wishes for dialogue, it should come out to positively respond to the DPRK's pro-active measures for world peace, not posing threat to the peace and security on the Korean peninsula through the introduction of nuclear strategic assets."
3 month ago
KCNA: "The U.S. should not misjudge the DPRK's peace-loving willingness as an expression of weakness but stop act of rattling the dialogue partner through continued introduction of nuclear strategic assets."
3 month ago
KCNA: "It is a universally recognized maxim that no issue can be implemented through the efforts of only one side and that good results can be expected only when both sides create favorable conditions and environment by joint efforts."
3 month ago
KCNA: "The U.S. continued introduction of nuclear strategic assets has exposed the process for detenteto vulnerability and clouded the prospect of the upcoming DPRK-U.S. summit, to say nothing of suspending the north-south high-level talks that was just around the corner."
3 month ago
KCNA: "An atmosphere of detente and reconciliation has been created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive efforts made by the DPRK. But the U.S. is going against all the peace-loving efforts and good faith the DPRK has shown so far in practice."
3 month ago
KCNA: "At a time when the DPRK-U.S. summit is approaching, the U.S. has launched the largest-ever drill involving B-52 strategic nuclear bomber, F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and other nuclear strategic assets. This is an extremely provocative and ill-boding act."
President of the Philippines Duterte orders Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to lift the total deployment ban to Kuwait, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
No casualties reported in the latest string of earthquake in Shimian county of Ya'an, Sichuan; Traffic blocked by landslide has resumed
A Chinese government-owned company has signed on to build a theme park in Indonesia that also features a Trump hotel and condos
3 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter started after militants attacked Army patrolling party at Shopian's Jamanagri
[email protected] on North Korea: "We're ready to meet. If it happens, that's great. If it doesn't, we'll see what happens If it doesn't well continue the maximum pressure campaign that's been ongoing."
3 month ago
Appearing on @FoxNews, @PressSec says @WhiteHouse still hopeful the summit with Kim Jong Un will occur.
3 month ago
First encounter in South Kashmir after Unilateral Ramzan Ceasefire declared by Indian Government. Within 90 minutes of announcement by Government of India, militants target forces at an orchard in Shopian of South Kashmir. Encounter begins. Gunbattle underway
3 month ago
Gunfight rages in Kashmir's Shupian
White House says 'still hopeful' Kim-Trump summit will happen
3 month ago
Top Security sources in Jammu and Kashmir tell: 'If Ramzan Ceasefire call is not reciprocated by the other side, it would be a disaster. It will give sense of victory to militants (militants).' Forces in J&K clearly upset with the political unilateral ceasefire call.
Filipinos army Central Command statement on the Bohol encounter with alleged rebels
3 month ago
South Korea keeping its cool despite North Korea's tirade against Bolton and the U.S.
Reuters: China President Xi says supports efforts to denuclearise Korean Peninsula
Reuters: China President Xi says supports US and North Korea dialogue, supports South Korea and NK's efforts to improve bilateral relations
Reuters: China President Xi met with delegates from North Korea, says supports North Korea's efforts to develop its economy
Russia plans to build a bridge from the mainland to its Pacific island of Sakhalin. The cost estimate currently stands at $8.7 bn
3 month ago
Bihar: 2 children dead, 11 injured, out of which 3 are critical, after a high voltage wire fell and came in contact with a school van in Baniapur
Forensic team conducts investigation at the spot of the Varanasi flyover accident. The accident took place yesterday, it claimed 15 lives and 11 people were injured.
3 month ago
Three civilians injured as militants lob a grenade at a CRPF vehicle in Srinagar
Nepalese army chief discusses Pakistan's role in war against terrorism with General Bajwa
Bangladesh launched its first Bangabandhu-1, its communication satellite, named after their founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
3 month ago
Look at a political leader's contributions, not where he came from: Singaporean PM Lee
Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand
3 month ago
Two dead, eleven admitted to hospital after a high voltage wire falls on a school van in Bihar's Chhapra
Iran asks Chinese oil buyers to maintain imports after U.S. sanctions - sources
Indonesia Sumatra: Isis (JAD) claims also the attack at Riau's police Head Quarters: 1 policeman killed and 2 injured.3 month ago
Indonesia Sumatra: Isis (JAD) claims also the attack at Riau's police Head Quarters: 1 policeman killed and 2 injured.
M4.3 earthquake hit Ya'an city, SW China's Sichuan province
3 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Militants snatched a rifle from a policeman at Kashmir University in Srinagar's Hazratbal
3 month ago
Singapore more cohesive now, but forces that could split society have also become stronger: PM Lee
More than one qualified prime minister candidate, says Singaporean PM Lee3 month ago
More than one qualified prime minister candidate, says Singaporean PM Lee
China's foreign ministry said all relevant parties should cherish the detente atmosphere and act to create positive conditions for dialogue, when asked to comment on the DPRK's decision to suspend talks with the South in protest of the ROK-US joint military drill
Islamic State sent a claim related to attack in Pekanbaru, in which they are informing about killing of 1 Indonesian officer and wounding two after the assault on the island of Sumatra3 month ago
Islamic State sent a claim related to attack in Pekanbaru, in which they are informing about killing of 1 Indonesian officer and wounding two after the assault on the island of Sumatra
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad; 3 militants arrested, weapons and ammunition recovered
China says its military exercises are intended to threaten Taiwan
Parliament: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to meet Dr Mahathir in Malaysia on Saturday3 month ago
Parliament: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to meet Dr Mahathir in Malaysia on Saturday
Malaysia's Anwar says to give full support to PM Mahathir
3 month ago
South Korea top prosecutor denies unfairly wielding authority over Kangwon Land Casino probe South Korea
Malaysia's Anwar walks free, says will not join cabinet any time soon
3 month ago
KCNA: "The period from May to August is bee-keeping season in Korea. Honey is harvested twice a year, in summer and autumn. Many families and bee houses of cooperative farms and enterprises have preserved experience gained by predecessorsto produce lots of honey."
3 month ago
South Korea voices regret over North Korea's unilateral suspension of talks
3 month ago
Seoul shares close flat on North Korea concerns
Indonesian police shot dead four men on Wednesday after they used samurai swords to attack officers at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra3 month ago
Indonesian police shot dead four men on Wednesday after they used samurai swords to attack officers at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra
Indian Minister visits North Korea. Development comes ahead of Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12. MoS MEA General VK Singh reached North Korea on Tuesday, will hold talks today. MEA is tightlipped on the entire development
3 month ago
South Korea planning to set up tree nursery for forestry cooperation with North Korea
3 month ago
KCNA: "The countries aspiring to independence should remain on the alert for the U.S. ideological and cultural poisoning and psychological warfare and resolutely smash them."
3 month ago
KCNA: "The ideological and cultural poisoning of the U.S. imperialists has ended in failure in the DPRK which vigorously wages the offensive to sweep away all kinds of decadent and reactionary ideology and culture with revolutionary ideology and culture."
3 month ago
KCNA: "The U.S. formularized the overall use of electronic devices and information technologies such as USB memories, mobile phones and wireless internet in the ideological and cultural poisoning against the DPRK."
3 month ago
South Korean businessmen discuss investment in North Korea with regional counterparts
Electricity breakdown in Islamabad. Almost all parts of the Capital do not have power
3 month ago
"No way out" for Taiwan independence, said An Fengshan, spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office on Wed at a press conference, adding that the PLA's military drills and island patrols are intended to send a clear message
4.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Sultan Kudarat
Afghan Ambassador meets Pakistani Army Chief after breakthrough in APAPPS talks
Indonesia: police shoot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer.3 month ago
Indonesia: police shoot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer.
JD(S) legislative party meeting begins in Bengaluru
Nepal's Home Ministry clarifies that the cargo helicopter which crashed in Muktinath was of Makalu Air, which had been requisitioned by the Army to carry goods
Nepal Army's cargo helicopter crashes in Nepal's Muktinath. Both the pilots killed
3 month ago
Korean Air family suspected of illegally hiring Filipino housekeepers
3 month ago
Indonesia Sumatra: Indonesian police reports that 8 militants (probably JAD: pro-Isis) attacked Riau's police HeadQuarters tonight. After a ramming car attack, militants attacked policemen with sword. 3 assailants killed, 1 wounded, and 4 on the run. 1 policeman killed.
3 month ago
For Pentagon, South Korea drills became a crucial but quiet endeavour
3 month ago
KCNA: "Japanese politicians would be well advised once again to unconditionally remove chronic and bad habit of getting hostile to the DPRKIf Japan continues to persist in its hostile policy towards the DPRK, it would face only isolation and political bankruptcy in the region."
3 month ago
KCNA: "There is a way for it to evade the fate of being left out alone in the region. It is to give up its hostile policy towards the DPRK."
3 month ago
KCNA: "Japan is denied access to the venue for discussing the issue of peace, the destiny of the Korean peninsula and the region, and it is left out alone by everyone as it is regarded as a trouble-maker creating only complexities."
3 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 12km WSW of Sangay, Philippines
3 month ago
Jammu And Kashmir: Militants fired upon 42 Rashtriya Rifles patrolling party in Tral's Shikargah. Area being cordoned off
And here it is: the English-language translation of North Korea's latest statement, taking aim pretty clearly at John Bolton.
3 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 250km E of Enarotali, Indonesia
A U.S. B-52 strategic bomber may not participate in the ongoing South Korea-U.S. air maneuvers, a source here said Wednesday, hours after North Korea canceled high-level cross-border talks in an angry response to the exercise.
3 month ago
KCNA: "The U.S. will have to think twice about the fate of the DPRK-U.S. summit on high agenda before a provocative military racket against the DPRK in league with the south Korean authorities."
3 month ago
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities, lost to all senses, should be held wholly accountable for the scuttled north-south high-level talks and the difficulties and obstacles in the way of the north-south relations."
3 month ago
KCNA: "We cannot but take a step of suspending the north-south high-level talks scheduled on May 16 under the prevailing seriously awful situation that a mad-cap north-targeted war and confrontation racket are being kicked up in south Korea."
3 month ago
KCNA: "There is a limit in showing goodwill and offering opportunity."
3 month ago
KCNA: "The south Korean authoritiesresorted to such improper acts quite contrary to the promise to make efforts for the peaceand are allowing even human scum to brazenly hurl mud at the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK in front of the'National Assembly'."
3 month ago
KCNA: "If the U.S. and the south Korean authorities regard the phase of improving inter-Korean ties and the DPRK-U.S. dialogue provided by the proactive and broadminded efforts and measures of the DPRK as something allowed any time and any hour, then they are sadly mistaken."
3 month ago
KCNA: "Even before the ink of the historic April 27 Declaration got dry, the south Korean authorities and the U.S. started such a drill against the DPRK, reacting to all the peace-loving efforts and good intentions which the DPRK has shown with rude and wicked provocation."
3 month ago
KCNA: "The DPRK-targeted drill across south Korea is an undisguised challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and a decapture military provocation to the trend of the favorably developing situation on the Korean Peninsula."
3 month ago
KCNA: "Involved in the drill are over 100 fighters of various missions including B-52 strategic nuclear bombers and F-22 Raptor stealth fighters under the supervision of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea and the south Korean air force."
3 month ago
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities, together with the U.S., has been staging the largest-ever '2018 Max Thunder' joint air drill throughout south Korea since May 11 in a bid to make a preemptive air strike at the DPRK and win the air."
3 month ago
"We are aware of the South Korean media report," says @PressSec in statement. "The United States will look at what North Korea has said independently, and continue to coordinate closely with our allies."
18 deaths recorded till in Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident. Death toll expected to rise
7 National Disaster Response Force teams of around 325 men deployed for relief operations at the site of Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident. 16 bodies recovered till now. Death toll expected to rise. Rescue operations underway
3 month ago
The home minister of the Andhra Pradesh region of India says at least 40 passengers are missing after a river ferry capsized in heavy winds in southwest India
North Korea plans to join international efforts to implement a total ban on nuclear weapons tests, it told the United Nations disarmament body
North Korea to join global efforts to ban nuclear weapons tests
Malaysia planning to initially charge former PM Najib with misappropriating about $25 million, according to people familiar with the plans
3 month ago
US intel agencies are closely watching North Korea's dismantlement of Punggye-ri; work so far could be reversed in a matter of "weeks to months"
More than 12 people dead, several feared trapped after portion of an under construction flyover collapses in Varanasi's Cantt. area
PLAAF Su-35 landed at Zhukovski, Moscow for upgrading.
3 month ago
Hong Kong model and Australian man arrested in HK$1.9 million drug raid
Magnitude 5.1 quake hits South Upi, Maguindanao at 8:01 p.m.
3 month ago
[email protected]: Trade negotiations are continuing with China. They have been making hundreds of billions of dollars a year from the U.S., for many years. Stay tuned.
3 month ago
The police personnel injured when the militants fired upon a police vehicle in Bijbehara's Pazalpora area in Anantnag district, succumbed to his injuries
Thornton says priority with North Korea is denuclearization but all other issues will be addressed, inc. human rights, cyber-security, chemical and biological weapons3 month ago
Thornton says priority with North Korea is denuclearization but all other issues will be addressed, inc. human rights, cyber-security, chemical and biological weapons
Susan Thornton, top US diplomat for Asia-Pacific, says she hopes denuclearization with North Korea will be a front-loaded process3 month ago
Susan Thornton, top US diplomat for Asia-Pacific, says she hopes denuclearization with North Korea will be a front-loaded process
Siddaramaiah submits his resignation to the Governor of Karnataka
3 month ago
Thunderstorm with gusty winds and rain likely to occur over and adjoining areas of Narnaul, Alwar, Bharatpur, Mathura and Agra during the next two hours: India Meterological Department
3 month ago
Militants attacked Jammu and Kashmir Police party at Arwani, Bijbehara of Anantnag in South Kashmir. One Policeman Abdul Rasheed seriously injured, shifted to hospital
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