Inside Story

Seoul and Beijing: Mending relations or widening gulf?

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in makes his first state visit to China.

China

China and South Korea united over North Korea threat

In spite of past differences, South Korean and China are uniting in their approach to the standoff in the Korean Peninsula.

Opinion

Is there a way to avoid war on the Korean Peninsula?

The freeze-for-freeze deal suggested by China and Russia can avert a deadly showdown between the US and North Korea.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

Asia Pacific

N Korea threat high on agenda of S Korea-China talks

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has arrived in Beijing for a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

United States

Tillerson calls on North Korea to engage in US talks

Secretary of state says US is 'ready to talk anytime' with North Korea as tensions escalate after latest missile test.

Tillerson calls on North Korea to engage in US talks

Philippines

Philippines extends martial law to 'eradicate' ISIL

Congress approves Duterte's request to prolong military rule until end of 2018 in Mindanao region.

Philippines extends martial law to 'eradicate' ISIL

Asia Pacific

Japan picks 'North' as 2017 symbol amid N Korea threat

Kanji character for 'North' chosen as defining symbol of 2017, reflecting unease over North Korea's nuclear programme.

Japan picks 'North' as 2017 symbol amid N Korea threat

Philippines

Duterte requests martial law extension for south

Filipino president says longer military rule is necessary in Mindanao region to contain ISIL and communist fighters.

Duterte seeks south Philippines martial law extension

Thailand

Rescuing boys from Thailand's northern sex trade

NGO Urban Light in Chiang Mai has reached 5,000 teenagers caught up in prostitution rackets in Thailand's second city.

Rescuing boys from Thailand's northern sex trade

Philippines

Philippines protests warn of threat to democracy under Duterte

Thousands of people, including children, have died since Duterte declared his so-called "war on drugs".

Asia Pacific

Survivor of Hiroshima atomic bomb attack speaks out

Hiroshi Harada was six years old when the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, in Japan. It was the first and only time that nuclear weapons have been used in war.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem: Malaysia army 'ready' to play role

Defence minister says the US move on Jerusalem is 'a slap in the face for the entire Muslim world'.

Jerusalem: Malaysia army 'ready' to play role

North Korea

UN, North Korea agree Peninsula security 'most tense'

UN official calls for diplomatic solution to crisis as tensions prevail after Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile test.

UN, North Korea agree security situation 'most tense'

Arts & Culture

UNESCO recognises Hong Kong's Blue House

A landmark building in Hong Kong has finally won World Heritage status after a decade.