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Heartbreak as historic Hong Kong village demolished

HONG KONG: A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong-the last of its kind-will be destroyed to make way for development in what critics say is another nail in the…

Japan unveils first stealth fighter jet

KOMAKI, Japan: Japan yesterday unveiled its first stealth fighter jet, officials said, with the maiden test flight planned for next month. The defence ministry’s acquisition agency showed off the domestically…

Big-spending Philippines posts strong Q4 growth

MANILA: Growth in the Philippine economy picked up late in 2015 as strong domestic demand and government spending cushioned the impact of weak exports which are hurting many of its…

Yahoo Japan defends online ivory sales; criticism grows

TOKYO: Yahoo Japan said yesterday it is strengthening policing of illegal ivory on its online commerce site as criticism grows it is supporting a trade that fuels the slaughter of…

$681 million a gift from Saudi Arabia to PM – Malaysia PM cleared after funds in account declared a ‘Saudi gift’

Heroine’s welcome home for Philippines’ Miss Universe

Miss Universe to push HIV awareness after crowning blunder

Iran, China vow tighter ties

China busts 35 restaurants using opium as seasoning

DPRK arrests US student for ‘hostile activities’ – Park wants N Korea talks – without N Korea

SEOUL: North Korea said yesterday it had arrested a US student who, under orders from Washington, had engaged in unspecified “hostile activities” after entering the country on a tourist visa.…

China busts child trafficking ring, recovers 15 infants

SHANGHAI: Police in China have broken a child trafficking ring that they say had been selling childrenfrom the remote southwest to buyers near the coast 2,000 km (1,245 miles) away…

Singapore deports 26 Bangladeshis for terror links