Asia Pacific

Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia slays drug suspects

As police kill 60 people in 2016 compared to 18 last year, group says country could be following Philippines' footsteps.

Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia slays drug suspects

Asia Pacific

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit brakes' on threats

China wants US to halt military exercises on the Korean Peninsula in exchange for North Korea suspending nuclear tests.

Asia Pacific

South Koreans mark 72 years since end of Japanese rule

South Koreans are celebrating National Liberation Day, marking 72 years since the end of Japanese colonial rule. One of the main events is the ceremonial ringing of the Boshingak bell in central Seoul.

Asia Pacific

North Korea's leader holds fire on Guam missile launch

Kim Jong-un said he will watch the actions of the US before deciding whether to launch missiles towards Guam.

Asia Pacific

US and North Korea are in a 'propaganda spat'

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un received a report from his army on plans to fire missiles towards the US territory Guam and said he will watch the actions of the US before making a decision to fire.

Asia Pacific

How US-North Korea tensions play into Kim Jong-un's hands

Some analysts say the drastic rise in tensions between North Korea and the US have played into the hands of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

Asia Pacific

'Western press has been exaggerating' North Korea threat to US

North Korea's leader received a report from his army on plans to fire missiles towards Guam and said he will watch the actions of the United States before making a decision to fire, the North's official news agency said on Tuesday.

Asia Pacific

Witness in Indonesia corruption case commits suicide

Johannes Marliem told a witness protection agency he was worried about his safety weeks before his death in Los Angeles.

Witness in Indonesia corruption case commits suicide

Opinion

North Korea's Guam threats can lead to 'big trouble'

The three rules North Korea might break that could lead to war.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

Asia Pacific

China vows to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea

China says it will begin enforcing United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its missiles programme starting on Tuesday, almost three weeks before the deadline.

Asia Pacific

China warns of retaliation if US harms trade ties

Beijing says it 'will not sit idle' if a US probe into its intellectual property practices leads to sanctions.

China warns of retaliation if US harms trade ties

Asia Pacific

Australia deputy PM's job at risk over dual citizenship

Barnaby Joyce's New Zealand citizenship could force him out of job and cost coalition government its majority of one.

Australia deputy PM's job at risk over dual citizenship

North Korea

CIA chief: 'Nothing imminent' in standoff with N Korea

Another nuclear missile test by Pyongyang is likely, but no US intelligence indicates imminent nuclear war, says Pompeo.

CIA chief: 'Nothing imminent' in standoff with N Korea

Nuclear weapons

North Korea's nuclear weapons: Here is what we know

Pyongyang accuses Washington of plotting a 'decapitation strike', and sees in nuclear weapons a powerful deterrent.

Asia Pacific

Philippine military kills Abu Sayyaf commander

Badong Muktadil was accused of highjacking a Vietnamese vessel, kidnapping, and murder on the sea border with Malaysia.

Philippine military kills Abu Sayyaf commander