South Korea

Hopes fading for reunion of Korean families

As part of the inter-Korean talks last month, South Korea proposed a reunion of families separated by the Korean War.


Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years

Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV.

Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years

Asia Pacific

Modernisation project threatens iconic Philippine 'jeepney'

Jeepneys, a popular form of public transport throughout the Philippines, is facing threats to its survival.

Pyeongchang 2018

The price of success for young South Korean athletes

Analysing the impact choosing sport or studies has on the future of a young South Korean.

The price of success for young South Korean athletes

US & Canada

Canada deports North Korean asylum seekers

Nearly 2,000 have been sent away since 2013 because the government says they lied on asylum application forms.


China launches anti-poverty drive in restive Xinjiang

Three-year plan aims to bring 400,000 people out of poverty in the region amid concerns of a rise in armed groups.

China launches anti-poverty drive in restive Xinjiang

Asia Pacific

Fireworks banned at Chinese New Year

Ban comes amid concerns about high levels of pollution in the country and fears that the chemicals used in fireworks are part of the problem.

Asia Pacific

Separated Korean families remember their ancestors

In South Korea, families split between the two Koreas gather to remember relatives on the other side of the border and hope for the opportunity to reunite with loved ones.

The Listening Post

Pyeongchang 2018: Sport, politics and the media game

The media get caught up in North Korea's diplomatic games at the Winter Olympics. Plus, journalism in post-coup Turkey.


Body of Filipina maid killed in Kuwait comes home

Joanna Demafelis went to Kuwait four years ago to work as a maid. She came home in a coffin, received by her distraught family.

Hong Kong

Chinese New Year and the ancient art of Feng Shui

Arranging spaces to maximise harmony and, many believe, to attract good fortune is an ancient Chinese practice that comes to the forefront every Chinese New Year.


Australian former PM softens stance on immigration policy

Kevin Rudd told Al Jazeera that he never intended for refugees to be kept in offshore prison camps for as long as they have been


The Year of the Dog begins

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is widely popular. Here's what we know about it.

Donald Trump

Will Donald Trump be unlucky in the Chinese Year of the Dog?

Millions of Chinese around the world are celebrating the start of a new lunar year, the Year of the Dog.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: $384 bounty for every communist rebel killed

Rights groups, rebels and indigenous activists accuse Philippine president of encouraging troops to commit war crimes.

Rodrigo Duterte offers 'per head' bounty for rebels