Category: Asia

Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has rejected the US call to cut ties with North Korea after Pyongyang launched ballistic missiles on Wednesday. “We perceived this negatively,” Lavrov told journalists in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, commenting on Washington’s…

All eyes on Beirut as Saad Hariri returns

Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut, more than two weeks after announcing his shock resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia. He arrived in the capital’s international airport late on Tuesday. A Sunni Muslim…

Trump willing to negotiate with Kim

In a striking shift of tone, President Donald Trump abandoned his aggressive rhetoric towards North Korea on Tuesday, signaling a willingness to negotiate as he urged Pyongyang to “come to the table” and “make a deal”. Trump,…

Japan’s PM calls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call fresh elections in October. Abe said at a news conference on Monday that he would dissolve the more powerful house in…