Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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New heavily-armed submarine enters service in North Korea

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The South Korean intelligence agency continues to monitor a new missile submarine that is set to enter the service of the North Korean Navy,...
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North Korea’s China Trade Suffers Coronavirus Shock

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BY: WILLIAM BROWN To no one’s surprise, North Korea’s trade with China, already down from levels severely diminished by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions, fell 24 percent in January...
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Beijing won’t impose lockdown like Wuhan despite coronavirus

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Municipal officials in the Chinese capital will not lock down the city due to the repeated spread of the novel coronavirus as it was done several months ago in...

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

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The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services...
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China’s ambassador to Israel found dead in Tel Aviv home

China’s ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home in a Tel Aviv suburb on Sunday, an Israeli police spokesman said. He did not comment on the cause of...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

Samjiyon Construction Spreads to Several Towns Across the Region

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Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that stage three of North Korea’s project to redevelop the Samjiyon area is well underway. Despite its relatively small population, Samjiyon County has always...

Shinzo Abe: Japan may end Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week

Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, raising hopes...
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Chinese Air Force reveals J-20 combat formation

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China's most advanced J-20 stealth fighter jets assigned to an ace unit have been conducting real-combat scenario training together with powerful J-16 and agile J-10C jets, the People's Liberation...
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Global coronavirus cases pass three million as lockdowns begin to ease

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Global confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States neared 1 million cases, according to a Reuters tally. It comes as many countries are taking steps...
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At least 17 killed in Philippine military plane crash

At least 17 people were killed and 40 others were injured when the Philippines’ Air Force plane crashed on Jolo island in the country’s southwest, Philippine Defense Minister Delfin...
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Russia’s embassy calls on London to stop dangerous provocations about Ukraine

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Russia’s embassy in the UK has urged the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to stop dangerous rhetorical provocations about Ukraine, explaining anti-Russian propaganda...
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Ukraine receives second batch of U.S. weapons in Russian stand-off

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Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday the country had received a second consignment of weapons from the United States as part of...
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German navy chief resigns over controversial comments on Putin, Crimea

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Germany's navy chief stepped down on Saturday after drawing criticism for saying Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never winback...
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Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

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The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania plan to send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, a move that the United States...
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Qatar and US talk gas supplies as Russia threatens Ukraine

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The talks with Qatar and some EU nations have focused on new ways to secure alternative seaborne liquefied natural gas cargoesOfficials are concerned that...