As soon as Navy pilot Matthew Stafford puts his helicopter down in the village of Borongan, he is rushed by dozens of local men who form a line to unload the supplies and water he has flown in from the mothership, the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. Children swarm him as he breaks out a box of sweets.
Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday there was “no rhyme or reason” as to why Indonesia had accepted two boatloads of asylum-seekers picked up by Australian vessels but refused others.
Japanese soldiers practiced surface-to-ship missile drills Monday on an island at the gateway to the Pacific, as part of a huge military exercise that has unsettled China.1 Comment
Cambodia welcomed and Thailand accepted a U.N. ruling Monday awarding most of the disputed border land around an ancient temple to Cambodia — an issue which sparked deadly clashes in the past.
Australia's Labor opposition on Sunday claimed the government's “boat people” policy was in serious disarray after a high-seas stand-off with Indonesia.
Japan is “extremely disappointed” that South Korean President Park Geun-hye sees no point in a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an official said Tuesday.
Hong Kong threatened unspecified economic sanctions on the Philippines on Tuesday unless substantial progress is made within a month in talks demanding Manila's apology and compensation for a hostage tragedy three years ago.
North Korea is making progress on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a first-generation nuclear warhead to the continental United States, a leading U.S. think tank said Tuesday.
President Park Geun-Hye has painted a bleak picture of South Korea's current and future ties with Japan — a key ally in efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear program.
Indonesia on Monday backed a U.N. text highlighting anger at U.S.-led data snooping, as Australian websites came under cyber attack in protest at Canberra's reported involvement in the surveillance network.