Asia & Pacific Political News
Russia has de facto controlled South Ossetia, a sliver of mainly mountainous land in the northeast of Georgia, for years.
“Every day, more people come,” said Li Yinzhong, an aid manager in the camp, gesturing at the mostly Han Chinese refugees from Myanmar’s Kokang region.
Vietnam demanded China stop sending cruise ships to South China Sea in a response to Beijing’s latest steps to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway.
“The aim is to test the capability of the Izumo by sending it out on an extended mission,” said one of the sources who have knowledge of the plan.”
“Somehow, the Abe cabinet had to compensate for the loss of women’s votes and Akie plays an important role,” said Mari Miura, a Sophia University professor.
Popularly known as the “tax on social parasites” it slaps a levy of $250 on those who work less than 183 days per year. Those officially registered unemployed are exempt but must do community service for $10 per month.
The triumph vindicates Modi’s decision to turn the campaign into a referendum on his own performance after his shock decision last November to abolish high-denomination banknotes, a move he framed as a fight for the poor against the corrupt rich.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide victory in India’s most important battleground state, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing sweeping modernisation of China’s armed forces, the largest in the world, including anti-satellite missiles.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order creating a joint command to mobilize 21 state agencies behind his bloody war on drugs.
If Aam Admi Party (AAP) manages to snare Punjab — as anecdotal evidences and poll projections seem to suggest—there will be two likely, immediate outcomes.
Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.
“Diplomatic relations between Malaysia and North Korea will not be severed, as we need to continue communicating with them to find a solution,” Najib said.
Indians headed to the polls on Wednesday, the biggest mid-term verdict on Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he stormed to power three years ago.
Yasay was removed from the post after a unanimous vote by a plenary session of the Congress, which came hours after a confirmation hearing in which he was grilled about his citizenship at the time he took the job.
Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned a 46-year old Oksana Sevastidi who was sentenced to seven years in a penal colony for sending a text message to a Georgian acquaintance about the movement of Russian military equipment.
SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S. Deploys THAAD in South Korea After Defiant Pyongyang’s Four Ballistic Missiles Test
China objects to the THAAD deployment, saying its territory is the target of the system’s far-reaching radar. South Korea and the United States have said the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations.
Yemenis were arrested in Serdang and Cyberjaya – near the capital Kuala Lumpur – for suspected links to a Yemeni insurgent group, Malaysian police had said.
“The Dalai Lama’s comments in the interview perhaps appeared humorous and funny, but these words are all lies that do not accord with the facts,” Geng said.
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.