Amazing images @planetlabs show the massive scale of the Chinese naval show of force in the South China Sea yesterday:

Map. History of Asia conflict

25 April 2018
@Reuters is the latest news outlet to say sources have told it that DPRK leader Kim Jong Un was in China, having arrived in Beijing by train on Monday and leaving earlier today. Both ROK government and @StateDept today said they have not confirmed Kim was there.
Helpful analysis of new developments at Doklam: "In the satellite image above, light turquoise lines mark new trench lines, while red lines mark new roads and old roads widened or otherwise improved"
Department of State:.@statedeptspox provides a readout on Under Secretary Tom Shannon's  travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he led the U.S. delegation to the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan and held bilateral meetings with @president_uz Mirziyoyev and Foreign Affairs Minister Kamilov.4 week ago
Department of State:[email protected] provides a readout on Under Secretary Tom Shannon's travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he led the U.S. delegation to the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan and held bilateral meetings with @president_uz Mirziyoyev and Foreign Affairs Minister Kamilov.
4 week ago
"We are continuing to move forward in that process," says @PressSec in response to question on progress in arranging summit between @POTUS and Kim Jong Un.
Was DPRK's Kim Jong Un in Beijing? "Kind of looked like he did, but I don't know" says US Defence Secretary Mattis
US, ROK, Japan putting together discussion points for DPRK North Korea talks - "it's a very methodical process" says @DeptofDefense Secretary Jim Mattis "There are other nations also involvedIt's all on track. As it has been all along, it is diplomatically led"
Morena: Tractor loaded with grains rammed into railing of a Railway overbridge. Driver escapes unhurt
Defense Secretary Mattis says he does not know if North Korea's Kim Jong Un went to China, says 'kind of looked like he did'
The 15th meeting of the India-U.S. Counterterrorism Joint Working Group was held today in New Delhi. The Indian and the U.S. delegations achieved important progress on counterterrorism cooperation between the two countries.
U.N. chief 'shocked' by top Myanmar general's comments on Rohingya
At least six people were killed, four others injured in an explosion at an abandoned factory in east China's Shandong Province on Tuesday, according to local authorities. The injured were sent to the hospital and an investigation into the incident is still underway
Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoev called for external forces stop financing terrorism in Afghanistan.4 week ago
Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoev called for "external forces" stop financing terrorism in Afghanistan.
4 week ago
Global criminal economy is estimated at US$2.8 trillion dollars, says @ashrafghani
India to buy 4 refurbished Russian helicopters for Afghanistan
Three passengers travelling with fake tickets arrested by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at IGI Airport in Delhi. Case registered
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Moro Islamic Liberation Front(MILF) leaders, members of the BTC and the GPH panel in Davao City
Two arrested, huge amount of Schedule H prescription drugs recovered from them by Detective Department of Siliguri Metropolitan Police (SMP)
8 men arrested in separate police drug operations
Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba met Jammu And Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar earlier today, held discussions on the overall security and law and order situation in the state
China calls for restraint after more expulsions of Russian diplomats
The arrival of a mysterious green train in Beijing has sparked speculation North Korea's Kim Jong Un could be in the Chinese capital.
4 week ago
Taliban fully or partially controls half of Afghanistan, claims Russian Lavrov
Trouble at Hindu festival in India triggers clashes with Muslims; three dead
Fire broke out at a marriage hall in Jaipur's Sirsi Road; 5 fire tenders and police present on the spot
Myanmar holds military parade to mark 73rd Armed Forces Day on Tuesday, calling for peace.
4 week ago
Lavrov: RF regrets that US avoids participation in Moscow conference on Afghanistan
North Korea at center of Mattis' disagreement with Bolton
Amazing images  @planetlabs show the massive scale of the Chinese naval show of force in the South China Sea yesterday:4 week ago
Amazing images @planetlabs show the massive scale of the Chinese naval show of force in the South China Sea yesterday:
4 week ago
More artillery shells fired on Kunar province from other side of Durand Line
U.S. Republicans press for F-35 fighter jet sales to Taiwan amid China threat
Japan's foreign minister says US tariffs on Japanese steel exports could hurt the US auto industry's competitiveness
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says economic issues with the US to be dealt with in "economic dialogue" between Vice President Mike Pence and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says the US agrees that North Korea should abolish short-to medium-range missiles, as well as ICBMs and IRBMs
Japanese foreign minister: Japan, U.S. 'completely in sync' on North Korea
China says it will give information on rumours about Kim Jong-un visit "in due course"
4 week ago
South Korea says watching China closely as senior North Korean visits
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in Delhi
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa will pay a state visit to China from April 2 to 6, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping
Rights group Karapatan says President Duterte should blame himself for the Philippines' failure to curb illegal drugs.
Train thought to carry North Korean official leaves Beijing station: Kyodo
4 week ago
Top diplomats of South Korea, Canada to hold talks this week
Train thought to carry North Korean official leaves Beijing station: Kyodo
4 week ago
KCNA: "It is important to discard the illusion about foreign forces. It is the only way out to solve the national issue through cooperation with the fellow countrymen, not with foreign forces."
4 week ago
KCNA: "It is impossible to remove distrust and confrontation between the north and the south if one follows and cooperates with the outsiders seeking the inter-Korean confrontation and constant tension on the Korean Peninsula and getting frantic with the anti-DPRK provocations."
Pakistan defends nuclear safety record after U.S. sanctions companies
4 week ago
KCNA: "If the relations between the north and the south of Korea are to develop as desired by all the fellow countrymen, national cooperation should be realized before anything else."
4 week ago
Magnitude 2.4 quake rocks Surigao del Norte
4 week ago
Afghanistan summons Pakistan's Chargé d'affaires in Kabul to lodge protest over alleged Pakistani "rocket shelling" in eastern Kunar, Afghan foreign ministry says. A statement says "rocket firing causes civilian casualties and displaces people."
4 week ago
(LEAD) Trump's threat to withdraw from Paris Agreement 'shortsighted,' 'irresponsible': ex-UN chief Ban
North Korean football officials to visit South Korea this week
4 week ago
Russian FM Lavrov, addressing the Tashkent Conference, says the situation in Afghanistan is degrading and the Taliban are controlling half of the country's territory.
Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow, after ruckus
4 week ago
Vietnam detains dissident singer after European tour
4 week ago
KCNA: "The committee decided to organize political and cultural events praising the revolutionary career and exploits of the President in the run-up to his 106th birth anniversary."
4 week ago
KCNA: "Mikhail Panchenko, secretary general of the International Alliance of Societies for the Study of the Juche Idea and Songun Policy in East European and Central Asian Regions, was elected chairman of the preparatory committee."
4 week ago
KCNA: "An international preparatory committee for celebrating the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung (Day of the Sun) was inaugurated on March 18."
China urges northern cities to shut factories as smog builds - report
US Defence Secretary Mattis meets Indonesian FM Ahead, discusses Jakarta meeting
4 week ago
Federica Mogherini also calls on the people of Afghanistan to support the election process
4 week ago
Federica Mogherini says stability in Afghanistan will benefit the entire region
4 week ago
Mogherini says the EU fully supports Afghanistan, but in order for central Asia to be stable, Afghanistan needs stability. She said central Asian countries need to cooperate with Afghanistan
4 week ago
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini addresses delegates and calls on them to support Afghanistan in its quest for peace
4 week ago
Afghan president Ghani calls for support of the people for elections and says the people must use their ballots and not bullets during elections
4 week ago
Afghan president Ghani calls on all regional countries to support the Afghan-led peace process
4 week ago
Afghan president Ghani discusses military situation and says large operations have been carried out in the past two weeks to eliminate threats. Says fight against drug smuggling has also been ramped up
4 week ago
Afghan president Ghani also points out terrorist groups have no geographic boundaries
4 week ago
Afghan president Ghani says economic projects in region are also a major point of focus for Afghanistan, projects that include air cargo corridors, TAPI pipeline - these will benefit regional countries - says to be successful in these projects Afghanistan needs stability
4 week ago
Afghan President Ghani also discusses the issue of connectivity and says Central Asia must be linked directly to South Asia
4 week ago
President Ghani says Afghanistan wants to strengthen ties with regional countries in order to fight terrorism and that government also wants a stable economy
4 week ago
President Ghani says Afghanistan will do everything to bring about peace - states the Kabul Process was a clear sign that Afghanistan wants to end the war and to show that international allies support government in this quest
4 week ago
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani delivers his opening speech at the peace summit and thanks Uzbekistan for hosting the meeting
4 week ago
KCNA: "The present human rights situation in Japan is very deplorable. It is Japan that runs brothels for the old women seeking abnormal sexual pleasure in the heart of Tokyo."
4 week ago
KCNA: Japan "has no right and justification to talk about the human rights as it is the worst human rights abuser."
U.S. seeks China trade moves on autos, financials, chips: source
4 week ago
KCNA: "Their objective is to make the globe a Western-style liberal world and subordinate and assimilate all the countriesThe 'globalization' much touted by the imperialists isfor the establishment of an international order [to] put the world under their control."
4 week ago
KCNA: "As each country and nation has its own ideology, system and culture, the world 'integration' is absolutely impossibleHowever, the imperialists force 'globalization' on other countries, asserting that itmakes it possible to create global ideology and culture."
4 week ago
KCNA: "'Globalization' is the imperialists' world domination strategy aimed to achieve the hegemonic ambition with ease through the Western view of value, says Rodong Sinmun in an article Monday."
4 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 153km SW of Kuripan, Indonesia
German FM @HeikoMaas: The current IranDeal is better than no deal. PM @Netanyahu reportedly responded: "The Munich agreement from 1938 was also a deal. I also want to remind you what happened to the nuclear deal with North Korea."
F-35B fighter jets piloted by US Marines soar over the Pacific Ocean near the Japanese island of Okinawa. The US military is demonstrating its newest and most expensive weaponry a week before it begins annual war games with South Korea.
Kim Jong Un has left North Korea for the first time as its leader. He's in China.
Intriguing images from Beijing, captured by Japan's Nippon TV. A 21-car train, similar to one used by Kim Jong Il in 2011, pulled into Beijing Station around 3pm. Met by honor guard and line of VIP cars. Speculation is that Kim Jong Un could be in Beijing.
North Korea urges U.S. to adopt 'serious attitude' for peace, end sanctions
Stocks jump on optimism that China and U.S. are set to begin trade negotiations: Dow up 400 points
Motorcade of some top DPRK official on visit in Beijing on 26th March
Country made mortars fired by Naxals during an encounter between security forces and naxals in Sukma. 1 Naxal killed, 2 CRPF personnel injured4 week ago
Country made mortars fired by Naxals during an encounter between security forces and naxals in Sukma. 1 Naxal killed, 2 CRPF personnel injured
A Japanese TV network has video of a train — the type used by DPRK leaders — arriving in Beijing under heavy security.
4 week ago
Seven schools are closed due to Pakistani shelling, officials in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar tell
North Korean train arrives in Beijing under heavy security. Lots of speculation about who's on board.
Pakistani police have arrested 12 people – including members of a village council, elders and relatives – for ordering a man to rape a girl in revenge for the rape of his sister in Toba Tek Singh
EU reaffirms support for peaceful resolution of North Korea nuke issue
Uttar Pradesh: 2 dead, 29 injured after a pick-up truck turned turtle in Kannauj
Uttar Pradesh: Girl student allegedly commits suicide in Kanpur Dehat's Rajpur. Police begin investigation
4 week ago
Afghan president's spokesman Shahhusain Murtzawi says delegates, at a foreign ministry level, from 23 countries, will attend the Tashkent summit in Uzbekistan; he says govt hopes a solid conclusion will be reached at the summit where a declaration is expected to be signed
Earthquake of 7 magnitude strikes 151 kilometres east of Papua New Guinea's Kimbe at a depth of 10 kilometres - USGS
U.S. lawmakers call for sanctions on Myanmar over suspected illicit trade with North Korea
Chinese envoy tells WTO meeting: U.S. previously agreed not to apply such tariffs without WTO approval, WTO members should jointly 'lock this beast back into the cage of the WTO rules'
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