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.

North Korea

How developed is North Korea's nuclear programme?

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

North Korea

Latest: Russia says N. Korea wants talks with the US

All the developments since the UN tightened sanctions on North Korea.

Asia Pacific

China: Thousands of migrant workers evicted without notice

The Chinese government has been defending a campaign that has seen tens of thousands of migrant workers suddenly evicted from their homes in Beijing.

Refugees

Ex-New Zealand PM: Manus refugees deserve humanity

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark calls out Australia for refusing offer to take in 150 refugees on Manus Island.

Ex-New Zealand PM: Manus refugees deserve humanity

Hong Kong

Jail in Hong Kong for booing China's national anthem

Beijing drafts legislation to imprison Hong Kong democracy activists for three years after football match outbursts.

Jail in Hong Kong for booing China's national anthem

East Timor

Jose Ramos-Horta: East Timor will survive as oil ends

Former PM and president says astute resource management will benefit tiny Southeast Asian nation.

Jose Ramos-Horta: East Timor will survive as oil ends

Thailand

Floods wreak havoc across Southern Thailand

Nine provinces in Southern Thailand are flooded after torrential monsoon rains. The flooding has also affected parts of northern Malaysia and more wet weather is forecast in the coming days.

Reporter's Notebook

Thailand floods: Villagers frustrated over government inaction

With yet another flood hitting southern Thailand, villagers point to decades of inaction by consecutive governments.

Thailand floods: Villagers frustrated over government inaction

Asia Pacific

Philippines army claims it killed 15 communist rebels in Batangas

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte came to power hoping to end the Maoist rebellion peacefully, but has recently ended his government's unilateral ceasefire against the New People's Army.

Podcast

Resisting Duterte's deadly war on drugs

Have church leaders and human rights groups in the Philippines had enough?

Resisting Duterte's deadly war on drugs

Inside Story

Medical miracle: 50 years since first heart transplant

Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human-to-human heart transplant on December 3, 1967.

Opinion

The Philippines' Strongman Syndrome

Why are so many Filipinos embracing Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian fantasies?

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

South Korea

US, South Korea hold joint military drills

Large-scale military exercises involve stealth fighter jets and thousands of US and South Korean soldiers.

US-South Korea war games start in Korean Peninsula