Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a major reshuffle in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday, local media reported. Later in the day, the entire Japanese cabinet resigned ahead of the upcoming government reshuffle.
Ties between Japan and South Korea have soured since Japan earlier this year removed South Korea from its 'white list' of countries with fast-track export status, and Seoul responded by scrapping a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo.
BANGKOK (Sputnik) - The trade turnover between Russia and the Association of South East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) grew by 7 percent in 2018 and amounted to $19.8 billion, Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Tuesday.
The system will allow for the swift detection of environmental hazards and maritime emergencies along one of the world’s busiest maritime routes in the South China Sea, China’s Natural Resources Ministry said in an official statement.
Tokyo police arrested a part-time store clerk they say committed several acts of fraud after memorizing the credit card details of over 1,300 customers.
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a "super-large multiple" rocket launcher early Tuesday, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India strongly rejected Pakistan’s charge of an "illegal military occupation" of Kashmir on Tuesday, saying that New Delhi had exercised its sovereign right to take affirmative action to promote socio-economic equality and justice.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A 32-year-old man was apprehended by an alert team of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi after he was found to be impersonating an 81-year-old while using a fake passport.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A Kashmiri singer, who claims to have been evicted from his rented accommodation in Mumbai due to the ongoing Kashmir situation, is receiving growing support from people from different parts of India on social media.
China has had longstanding tensions with the US over similar maritime military deployments in proximity to its own military bases in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Once known as hotbed of infiltration and cross border tensions, the International Border dividing India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir is today a quiet place.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, has made a scathing attack on India and accused New Delhi of "illegal military occupation" of Kashmir.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made a feverish pitch at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) meeting in Geneva against India’s decision to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.
KABUL (Sputnik) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has reiterated his commitment to the people-owned peace process amid the breakup of the US-Taliban peace talks after the movement's recent attack in which a US soldier was killed.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement in 2016 with the French government and Dassault Aviation of France for the acquisition of 36 multirole fighter aircraft in fly-away condition at the cost of over 7.8 billion euros. Rafales are capable of carrying a range of potent weapons and missiles.
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Tuesday India and Nepal operationalised a cross-border oil pipeline that will transport fuel to the landlocked country, also known as the Himalayan nation.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A video of an Indian youngster performing dozens of somersaults in an open area has left many netizens amazed. Many of them feel he’s what it takes to represent the country as a professional gymnast.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which in 2011 experienced the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, has no choice but to discharge a massive amount of radioactive waste into the sea since it currently has no technology for treating the contaminated water and no adequate space to store it any longer, Japanese Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada said on Tuesday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): With the trailer to Priyanka Chopra's Bollywood comeback film "The Sky is Pink" set to come out on Tuesday, the Bollywood actress-turned-global icon walked down memory lane and revealed interesting insights into her wedding planning process during the shooting of the film.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Official accounts of the Russian capital have been created on Chinese social media networks WeChat and Weibo, the Moscow mayor's office said in a statement on Tuesday.