Chinese New Year 2013 – Forres, Scotland

Zilan Huang, Editor (Asia – Far East)   FORRES - In China, Chinese New Year is also known as the spring festival, which means it celebrates the...

China accused of ‘tricking’ dissidents into deportation

BEIJING - On November 12, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangpong were moved from a Thai detention centre and sent back to China without notifying...

More Politicians Join New Party for 2014 Elections in Indonesia

Nandra Galang Anissa, Correspondent (Asia - Far East)   JAKARTA -- Five politicians have reportedly left their posts to join the National Democrat (Nasdem) party since last...

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...

Typhoon Haiyan Leaves 10,000 People Dead in the Phillipines

Layanne Malluhi, Correspondent (Asia: Far East)   MANILA - Striking the country on Friday, November 8 at 275 km/h, Typhoon Haiyan is the deadliest natural disaster to...

A Peaceful Solution in Cycle of Territorial Disputes

Philippines and Indonesia make history by peacefully resolving their 20-year territorial dispute MANILA – On May 23, the Philippines and Indonesia signed the historic maritime...

Ferry Captain in South Korea May Face Death Penalty

Lee Joon-seok, the 68-year-old captain of the ferry that sank near Sewol, is on trial for homicide GWANGJU - Prosecutors in South Korea have called for...

South Korean PM Nominee Apologises over Controversial Statements

South Korea's prime minister nominee apologised for his controversial remarks about Japan's colonisation of Korea that outraged the nation SEOUL – Last week, Moon Chang-keuk...

MH370 Hijacked, PM Speaks to Media

KUALA LUMPUR — An anonymous Malaysian official has said that investigators have concluded that missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was hijacked and later veered off...

Philippine Mayor Ukol Talumpa Dies after Manila Airport Shooting

Simona Botviciute, Editor (Asia-Far East) MANILA – Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa was declared dead on arrival at the hospital shortly after the shootings at Manila's Ninoy...