South Korea

'Korean government doesn't treat defectors as people'

In part one of the series on North Korean defectors, Al Jazeera speaks to YH Kim who fled his country in 1988.

'Father of defectors' on life after North Korea

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' Duterte bans journalists from palace

Journalist group compares Philippine president to 'petulant child' and warns that his action is 'anathema to democracy'.

Duterte bans Rappler reporters from presidential palace

Asia Pacific

Concerns over Laos dam's environmental impact

The controversial Don Sahong dam in Laos has people arguing that its environmental impacts have not been studied well enough.

Science & Technology

Palmreaders: Would you receive emojis on your skin?

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning with an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck to the body.

Palmreaders: Would you receive emojis on your skin?

Weather

Cyclone Gita slams New Zealand

A week after devastating Tonga, storm brings record rainfall to the South Island.

Cyclone Gita slams New Zealand

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

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

Activists say 2,000 have left since 2013 after the government began 'removing' those who lied on asylum applications.

Uighur

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.