US urges North Korea to release Merrill Newman

Simona Botviciute, Editor (Asia - Far East)   PONGYANG – In 1953, Merrill Newman was in a small group of US servicemen on the island located in...

Thailand Prepares to Join ASEAN Economic Community

Thai junta sets up a center to prepare Thailand for joining ASEAN Economic Community BANGKOK – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has...

China to set path for domestic violence laws

A Draft Domestic Violence Law could be due to pass later on in August BEIJING - The Chinese government has announced that a Draft Domestic Violence...

Hong Kong ex-leader Tsang appears in court

VICTORIA - Donald Tsang, Hong Kong’s second Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012, was charged and...

Mongolia Election: Tsakhia Elbegdorj wins a Second Term

Simona Botviciute, Editor (Asia – Far East)   ULAN BATOR – Mongolians have re-elected their president for a second four-year term according to the election results released...

Google Street View reveals Images of Abandoned Fukushima Town

Simona Botviciute, Correspondent (Asia - Far East)   TOKYO - The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago and later resulted in nuclear meltdown has...

Seventeen Dead after Riot in Eastern Indonesia

Simona Botviciute, Editor (Asia: Far East)   JAKARTA — Seventeen people were trampled to death while trying to escape Sunday's riot in a stadium stampede in eastern...

The Philippines Commissions the #PHthankyou Campaign

The Philippines commissions the #PHthankyou social media campaign to thank the world for international aid after Typhoon Haiyan. MANILA — About three months ago, Typhoon...

Myanmar signs peace deal with armed rebel groups

NAYPYIDAW - According to reports, Myanmar President Thein Sein has signed a ceasefire deal with eight armed rebel groups in the country.  While this is a...

Molten DownPower Station Makes For a New Tourist Spot

Shoko Konno Correspondent (Asia – Far East)   FUKUSHIMA – A publishing company recently suggested the idea of 'touring the melt downed power station' to the public. The...