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Japan protests as Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands

Russia said it planned to move troops into the sites on the islands of Iturup and Kunashir next week, prompting a diplomatic protest from Tokyo.

December 18, 2018

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president to PM after dispute

Three lawmakers from president Sirisena's party have defected to the government of Wickremesinghe after a dispute between the two leaders.

December 18, 2018

M'sia: Goldman failed to disclose key facts in 1MDB bond sales

Malaysia charged three Goldman Sachs units Monday for the bank's role as underwriter and arranger of three bond sales raising US$6.5 billion for 1MDB.

December 18, 2018

US-Taliban talks to push for Afghanistan ceasefire

Taliban said the US delegation was pressing for a six-month truce and an accord to name Taliban officials to a future caretaker government.

December 18, 2018