Rest of Asia

  • South Korean Marines, South Korean, Marines, Yellow Sea, anti-submarine
    Dec 16, 2013 17:03 IST

    North Korea threatens ‘unprecedented’ attack on South Korea island

    Thousands of North Korean propaganda leaflets fell today on a frontline South Korean island, warning of an attack on soldiers stationed there, a report said.

  • Nov 30, 2013 11:40 IST

    N Korea confirms US man held, publishes 'confession'

    North Korea confirmed on Saturday that an American retiree and Korean War veteran has been detained for 'hostile acts' against the communist country and released a written apology for his alleged crimes.

  • South China Sea Fleet
    Nov 27, 2013 00:11 IST

    China sends lone aircraft carrier to disputed waters

    China on Tuesday dispatched its sole aircraft carrier on its first training mission to the South China Sea amid rising tensions with neighbouring countries over the ownership of islands in the region and Beijing marking an air defence zone over waters in dispute with Japan.

  • Brahmaputra
    Oct 09, 2013 16:23 IST

    India's concern over Brahmaputra threat mongering: Chinese scholar

    Li Zhifei, an assistant research fellow with the National Institute of International Strategy think tank, says the "feud over water resource allocation has sparked more claims in India that China poses a threat to the security of other countries".

  • Aug 11, 2008 19:57 IST

    Iran nuclear work will go on: Ahmadinejad

    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on told visiting Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika that Tehran will press on with its nuclear programme, despite the risk of fresh sanctions.

  • Aug 12, 2008 15:04 IST

    Lebanon to hold confidence vote in cabinet

    Lebanon's parliament is set to hold a confidence vote in the new national unity government following a heated debate centred largely on the thorny issue of Hezbollah weapons.

  • Aug 12, 2008 21:07 IST

    Australia to back US-India nuclear pact with suppliers: Rudd

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says Australia will support a civilian atomic energy deal between India and the United States at a meeting of key nuclear supplier states.

  • Aug 13, 2008 10:57 IST

    Northern Lebanese city hit by blast

    Tripoli has been the scene of sectarian fighting which killed 23 people last month.

  • Aug 13, 2008 12:07 IST

    Bomb in northern Lebanese city kills 6

    A bomb exploded near a bus carrying civilians and members of the military in the northern city of Tripoli, killing at least six people and wounding others.

  • Aug 13, 2008 15:04 IST

    Fresh floods in Northern Vietnam

    Three people including a 13-year-old boy were killed in fresh floods in northern Vietnam while the death toll in Kammuri rose to 119, disaster officials said on Wednesday.

  • Aug 14, 2008 22:54 IST

    China cautions France to be careful on Tibet

    China on Thursday called on France to carefully handle the "sensitive" issue of Tibet, a day after a French minister announced President Nicolas Sarkozy would host the Dalai Lama in December.

  • Aug 17, 2008 10:20 IST

    South Korea declares itself free of bird flu

    South Korea has declared itself free of bird flu after the country suffered its worst outbreak of the disease earlier this year.

  • Aug 21, 2008 11:25 IST

    China deporting foreigners for ticket scalping

    The China Daily Newspaper reported that china has detained seven foreigners accused of trying to scalp Olympic tickets and deported more than a dozen others.

  • Aug 21, 2008 22:23 IST

    400 Tibetans killed since March: Dalai Lama

    Chinese troops fired on Tibetan protesters this week, as Beijing hosted the Olympics, and 400 people have been killed since unrest erupted in March, the Dalai Lama was quoted as saying in an interview.

  • Aug 22, 2008 11:38 IST

    Strong quake kills three in China

    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted southern China on Thursday, killing three people a day after another quake damaged homes in the same area, state media reported.