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The Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte broached South China Sea ruling in meeting with China’s Xi Jinping

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 21:21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in a meeting this week with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, brought up the thorny issue of a 2016 arbitration award ...

Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China’s ‘Belt and Road’

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 20:49
Traders travel freely through the bustling Khorgos special economic zone that straddles the Kazakhstan-China border, but signs on the Chinese side bear a blunt warning ...

Islamic State claims three militants who blew selves up in Sri Lanka raid

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 19:56
Sri Lanka’s Catholics on Sunday awoke preparing to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over ...

Sri Lankan ex-defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will run for president, tackle radical Islam

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 23:56
Sri Lanka’s former wartime defense chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said on Friday he would run for president in elections this year and would stop the spread ...

Sri Lankan forces raid Islamist hideout; 15 dead after three cornered bombers blow selves up

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 23:02
Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide ...

Hong Kong museum documenting Tiananmen Square massacre reopens ahead of anniversary

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 19:34
A museum documenting the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has reopened in Hong Kong after a three-year hiatus, marking the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown ...

North Korea turns to diplomats after Kim sidelines point man in nuclear talks

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 19:09
The demotion of Kim Yong Chol, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s point man for nuclear talks with the United States, signals that long-time diplomats ...

Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 18:19
Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the ...

Hong Kong bookseller flees to Taiwan fearing extradition

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 18:00
A Hong Kong bookseller who disappeared into Chinese custody for half a year said Friday he has fled to Taiwan after the financial hub announced ...

Trump says U.S. paid no money to North Korea in Otto Warmbier release

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 17:27
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto ...

Sri Lanka says suspected Easter attack leader Mohamed Zahran died in hotel bombing

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 01:48
The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the ...

Death toll in Sri Lanka bombings revised down by over 100 due to ‘double counting’ of body parts

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 23:18
A dramatic revision of the death toll in Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings, which has been cut by more than 100, is a grim indicator of ...

Trump approved payment of $2 million North Korea bill for care of Otto Warmbier, says report

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 21:47
U.S. President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a ...

Xi tells summit that China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative must be green and sustainable

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 21:36
China’s “Belt and Road” initiative must be green and sustainable, President Xi Jinping said at the opening of a summit on his grand plan on ...

Putin to brief U.S. on North Korea summit, setting up Russia as potential Kim-Trump middleman

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 21:02
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to share details with the United States about his summit on Thursday with North Korean leader Kim ...

How China is replacing America as Asia’s military titan

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 17:35
In 1938, in the midst of a long campaign to bring China under Communist Party rule, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong wrote: “Whoever has an army ...

How the world should deal with North Korea’s ‘new normal’

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:01
CCommentaryNorth Korea recently tested a “new tactical guided weapon” and criticized U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, signaling impatience with America’s refusal to lift sanctions. ...

Radicalization of Sri Lanka’s Muslims was slow and steady, experts say

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 00:44
Attacks against mosques, shrines and followers of Sufi sheikhs in Sri Lanka more than a decade ago point to early warning signs of fundamentalism taking ...

Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin get down to talks in Russia on North Korean nuclear standoff

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 22:59
Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to ...

Foreigners swept up as Sri Lanka searches for clues to Easter Sunday bombings

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 22:56
Sri Lankan authorities swept up more people, including foreigners, for questioning on Thursday as they probed deeper into the Easter Sunday bombings, which killed 359 ...

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