Rob McBride

Rob McBride

Asia Pacific

Samsung heir Lee faces corruption retrial

Prosecution lawyers say Lee's alleged bribery part of a plan to take over the chairmanship of Samsung from his father.

Samsung heir Lee faces corruption retrial

Asia Pacific

South Korea dust crisis: Budget rise aims to tackle pollution

Government points to longer-term solutions, such as increasing number of electric and hydrogen cars to a third of all vehicles in the next 10 years.

South Korea dust crisis: Budget rise aims to tackle pollution

Asia Pacific

Seoul showcases new weapons to world

South Korea shows off its military might at one of the biggest defence industry trade shows in the region.

Seoul showcases new weapons to world

Asia

Afghanistan polls: Taliban threatens attacks to keep voters away

Taliban warns voters of more attacks as presidential elections loom while government promises more security at polls.

Afghanistan polls: Taliban threatens attacks to keep voters away

Asia

Afghanistan explosions: Dozens killed in two separate blasts

The Taliban says its suicide bomber targeted special forces soldiers but most of those killed and injured were civilians.

Afghanistan explosions: Dozens killed in two separate blasts

Asia Pacific

South Korea music concert promotes peace with North

The concert was held near the heavily fortified border separating North and South Korea, a year after improving ties were marked with a summit between them.

South Korea music concert promotes peace with North

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protesters change tactics

Protesters have adopted a hit-and-run strategy to create maximum disruption.

Hong Kong protesters change tactics

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired at demonstrators

Protesters are angry that the bill has not been formally withdrawn.

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired at demonstrators

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions'

Lawyers are suspicious that the Department of Justice is trying to fast-track prosecution of people on rioting charges.

Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions'

Asia Pacific

South Koreans rally against Japan amid bitter trade war

The removal of South Korea from Tokyo's list of preferential trade partners has worsened the dispute.

South Koreans rally against Japan amid bitter trade war

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: Pro-China groups hold rally

Thousands turned out for a so-called Safeguard Hong Kong rally, calling for unity in a city that has become deeply divided.

Hong Kong protests: Pro-China groups hold rally

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong activists promise more protests

For many protesters their movement is more than the extradition bill, it's about Hong Kong's relationship with China.

Hong Kong activists promise more protests