WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) – Efforts to denuclearise North Korea will continue despite a new foreign minister in Pyongyang who is seen as a hard-liner and could…View More Efforts to denuclearise North Korea to continue despite arrival of hardliner new foreign minister Ri Son Gwon
BEIJING (NYTIMES) – They accuse each other of inciting violence. They denounce one another as corrupt. They call each other terrorists. As tensions between the…View More US and Iran are trolling each other – in China
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) – Iran’s foreign minister said on Wednesday (Jan 15) an existing nuclear deal the country struck with world powers was not dead…View More Iran's Zarif says nuclear pact not dead, wary of 'Trump deal'
In a White House address that signalled a desire to de-escalate the crisis with Iran, US President Donald Trump said no Americans were harmed in…View More Iran appears to be standing down after attacks: Trump
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (Jan 7) said attacks planned by Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, killed in a…View More Slain Iran general was not in Baghdad on a diplomatic mission: US Secretary of State Pompeo
UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) – The United States accused Russia and China on Monday (Jan 6) of blocking a United Nations Security Council statement “underscoring the…View More US accuses Russia, China of blocking UN statement on Baghdad embassy attack
BAGHDAD (AP) – Thousands of militiamen and other supporters chanting “America is the Great Satan” marched in a funeral procession on Saturday (Jan 4) in…View More Rockets hit Baghdad after day of mourning for slain Iranian commander Soleimani
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped North Korea would choose peace over war, a response to North Korean leader…View More US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes North Korea's Kim Jong Un chooses 'peace and prosperity over conflict and war'
BEIJING -The most immediate benefit for China of the “phase one” trade deal – once it is signed – will likely be an expansion in…View More Purchase of US farm products will be driven by demand and market competitiveness: US-China trade experts
SEOUL (REUTERS) – The US special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday (Dec 15) ahead of a year-end deadline set…View More US envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks
Singapore views the continued engagement of the United States in South-east Asia as important, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said at a national security forum…View More US engagement in South-east Asia vital: Ng Eng Hen
OELWEIN, IOWA (AP) – Former vice-president Joe Biden said on Saturday (Dec 7) that it is “bizarre” for Senator Bernie Sanders to propose withholding United…View More Joe Biden calls Bernie Sanders' pitch to leverage Israel aid 'bizarre'
WASHINGTON – Increasingly bellicose rhetoric from North Korea has raised the spectre of a long-range ballistic missile or atmospheric nuclear test by Pyongyang, perhaps as…View More Jitters as North Korea reverts to sabre-rattling rhetoric
WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) – The Trump administration has formally objected to the World Bank’s plans to continue lending to China, the latest flashpoint in a long-running…View More US objects to World Bank's lending plans for China