The 16th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and the 2019 China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS) will take place in Nanning, capital of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, from September 21-24.
Hundreds of schools in Malaysia have been forced to close due to poor air quality, blamed on smoke drifting in from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia.
An attack on Saudi Arabia that shut 5% of global crude output caused the biggest surge in oil prices since 1991, after U.S. officials blamed Iran and President Donald Trump said Washington was “locked and loaded” to retaliate.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry and Environment on September 15 closed more than 30 plantation companies in Kalimantan and Sumatra as part of efforts to minimise wildfires.
Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles.
At least 10 people died when a fire ripped through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, firefighters said.
As many as 39,277 residents in Riau province in Sumatra Island, Indonesia, have suffered from respiratory problems due to the escalating smoke haze caused by forest fires, according to head of the provincial Health Office Mimi Nazir.
Cambodia and Laos on September 12 agreed to elevate their relationship to the level of long-term comprehensive strategic partnership.
Thailand rolled out plain cigarette packaging on September 10, becoming the first in Asia to make what is called as an effective way to reduce the appeal of smoking.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh received a delegation of the Prensa Latina news agency (Cuba) led by its President Luis Enrique Gonzalez Acosta in Hanoi on September 9.
A high-ranking military delegation led by Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, is attending the 11th Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference (IPACC) taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 9-11.
Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas over the weekend as a Category 5 storm, spilling 30 inches of rain and devastating the islands. Many Bahamians are fearful there will be a lack of international aid for recovery following the storm, and experts warn such storms could become more frequent in the Global South.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday demanded an Oct. 15 snap election after lawmakers seeking to prevent a no-deal Brexit dealt him a humiliating defeat in parliament which he cast as an attempt to surrender to the European Union.
President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in on September 2 expressed his hope for close cooperation between his country and Thailand in responding to the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).
Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society announced on August 30 that it will establish a 24-hour fact-checking centre to handle fake online news.
Wion news on August 19 reported that India has reacted to Chinese intrusion into Vietnam's exclusive economic zone. New Delhi has called for unimpeded lawful commerce in the region and that differences should be resolved peacefully.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on August 27 stated that his country opposes any action that intensifies tensions in East Sea.
President Joko Widodo announced on August 26 that he had picked East Kalimantan on Borneo island as the location for Indonesia's new capital.
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks.
Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defense system on Thursday,at a time of rising tension with the United States.