Asia Pacific

Philippines: Marawi suffers humanitarian crisis during siege

Government health agencies warn that the violence in the city of Marawi is causing a humanitarian crisis.

Politics

US says North Korea carried out rocket engine test

US officials believe latest test could be for intercontinental ballistic missile as tensions soar on Korean peninsula.

US: North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

Opinion

Is North Korea really a 'hollowed out' state?

Thanks to its official state ideology 'Juche' North Korea is in rude health.

Sven Jurschewsky

by Sven Jurschewsky

Sven Jurschewsky

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Choi Soon-sil handed three-year jail term

Seoul court finds longtime friend of ousted President Park guilty of bribing daughter's professors.

South Korea: Choi Soon-sil handed three-year jail term

Asia Pacific

Fighters flee after raiding Philippine village

FIBB fighters abandon positions after taking over a primary school in Mindanao and using civilians human shields.

Fighters flee after raiding Philippine village

Asia Pacific

Many struggle over China’s extended fishing ban

Beijing’s annual fishing ban on all Chinese waters has been extended in a bid to revive depleting fish stocks.

Asia Pacific

Fears as Indonesia phases out iconic taxi Bemo

Jakarta's government is phasing out an iconic mode of public transport in the capital.

Asia Pacific

Philippines renews military push to end Marawi conflict

Aircraft bomb rebel positions and troops push further into Marawi City as death toll in Mindanao conflict reaches 350.

Army renews push against ISIL-linked group in Marawi

Asia Pacific

Philippines to halt operations against communist rebels

Truce allows government troops to focus on quelling a month-long siege by ISIL-linked fighters in Mindanao province.

Philippines to halt operations against communist rebels

Asia Pacific

Missing US sailors' bodies found inside damaged ship

Sea and air search ends at site of collision off Japan's coast between USS Fitzgerald and a merchant ship on Saturday.

Missing sailors' bodies found in damaged USS Fitzgerald

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Moves to grant stateless youth citizenship face hurdles

As many as 80,000 stateless children and young adults in Thailand could soon become citizens after the government approved a resolution that will allow children born in the country to parents from ethnic minorities to apply for Thai nationality.

Asia Pacific

Sydney Film Festival takes international stage

The Australian city of Sydney hosts one of the world's longest-running film festivals, which wraps up on Sunday.

Asia Pacific

Seven missing after US navy ship collision off Japan

US destroyer collides with Philippine-flagged vessel south of Tokyo Bay in Japan in rare incident on busy waterway.

Asia Pacific

US moves to seize more stolen assets from Malaysia fund

Malaysia officials have denied US allegations that the assets were stolen from the country's sovereign wealth fund.

US moves to seize another $540m of Malaysia's 1MDB fund

Asia Pacific

Why Australia is paying a $53m asylum seeker settlement

How will 'landmark' settlement between government and 1,905 Manu Island ex-detainees affect Australia's refugee policy?

Why Australia is paying a $53m asylum seeker settlement