Asia & Pacific

  • An F-22 Fighter plane takes off at the Farnborough Airshow on July 20, 2010 in Farnborough, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    F-22 Stealth Jets Join Military Drills in S. Korea

     F-22 stealth fighters joined South Korean forces in military drills on Sunday amid recent threats from North Korea. Reuters reported that the F-22 Raptors, which... Read more

  • A catwalk showcase of designer shoes during the opening ceremony of MISF The 4th Malaysia International Shoe Festival on March 28, 2013, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Sun Mingguo/The Epoch Times)

    Malaysia’s Footwear Tourism Industry Celebrated

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Footwear tourism in Malaysia comprises a large portion of footwear exports that bring about $200 million annually to the country. MISF The 4th... Read more

  • South Korean soldiers set up barricades across the road to North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex Feb. 13. North Korea threatened to shut down the economically important complex March 30. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korea Threatens to Shut Down Kaesong

    North Korea threatened to shut down an industrial complex that is seen as the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation March 30. The Kaesong Industrial... Read more

  • Military guard posts of South Korea (bottom) and North Korea (top) stand opposite each other as seen from in the border city of Paju on March 27, 2013. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korea: ‘State of War’ Against S. Korea

    North Korea late on Friday said it will enter a “state of war” with South Korea, illustrating the escalating tensions between and its southern neighbor... Read more

  • A penitent carries a cross while other flagellate themselves as they participate in symbolic ceremonies which commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection on Holy Thursday in Angeles City, Pampanga province north of Manila on March 28, 2013. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

    Crucifixion Re-Enactment in Philippines Draws Thousands

    Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Philippines to watch a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. Around two-dozen Filipinos... Read more

  • Military guard posts of South Korea (bottom) and North Korea (top) stand opposite each other as seen from in the border city of Paju on March 27, 2013. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korea Says Rockets on Standby to Attack US

     North Korea said it will put its rockets on standby for a potential attack on American and South Korean interests in the region, said state-run... Read more

  • A drone in a file phote takes off from the German base in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    Afghan Villagers Flee Their Homes, Blame US Drones

      KHALIS FAMILY VILLAGE, Afghanistan—Barely able to walk even with a cane, Ghulam Rasool says he padlocked his front door, handed over the keys and... Read more

  • Sister Priya Dutt, tries to console Indian Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, center, after he broke down during a press conference at his residence in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Dutt says he has not sought pardon for a 1993 weapons conviction and will serve his prison sentence as ordered by India's Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Bollywood Star Prison: Sanjay Dutt Says He’ll Serve Term

    Bollywood star prison sentence: Sanjay Dutt, a star of numerous Bollywood films, will serve a prison term for a weapons conviction in 1993.   MUMBAI, India—Breaking down repeatedly,... Read more

  • South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speech during the third anniversary of the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, by what Seoul insists was a North Korean submarine, at the national cemetery in the central city of Daejeon on March 25, 2013 where the 46 sailors who died when the Cheonan corvette sunk are buried. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP / Pool)

    South Korean President Stumbles in First Month on Job

      SEOUL, South Korea (AP)—South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s honeymoon was over before it even began. Only a month on the job, Park has stumbled... Read more

  • A screenshot shows where the quake hit. (Screenshot via The Epoch Times/USGS)

    6.1 Taiwan Quake Sways Buildings

    6.1 Taiwan quake: A powerful quake hit a rural area in Taiwan early on Wednesday, injuring at least one person.   TAIPEI, Taiwan—A strong earthquake struck... Read more

  • Pakistani policemen stand guard beside the compound of slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in northwestern Abbottabad town on Feb. 26, 2012. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bin Laden Shooter Dispute Over Esquire Account

    Bin Laden shooter dispute: There has been a dispute over who killed terror leader Osama bin Laden after Esquire magazine published a profile on the so-called... Read more

  • A South Korean activist marks a picture of young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) during an anti-North Korea rally in Seoul last week. The North Korean military on Tuesday threatened to target the United States and U.S. bases raising concerns the young leader may go beyond the usual posturing. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korea Threatens America

      WASHINGTON—North Korea ramped up its rhetoric Tuesday, saying it is preparing to strike Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. mainland. Analysts say it is a... Read more

  • A screenshot of Imgur shows the notice. (Screenshot taken by The Epoch Times)

    $5 ‘Just Looking’ Fee Charged in Australian Gluten-Free Grocery

    A specialty food store in Australia will charge customers $5 for shopping without buying. The fee is intended to curb “showrooming,” which entails a customer... Read more

  • This picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 26, 2013 and taken on March 25, 2013 shows North Korean female artilleries firing rockets. (KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korea: High Alert for Artillery and Rocket Forces

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea’s military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats... Read more

  • Senator John Madigan moved a motion before the Australian Senate to urge the Government to oppose organ harvesting practices. The motion was accepted unanimously by all parties. (Courtesy of John Madigan)

    Australian Senate Unanimously Passes Motion on Organ Harvesting

    Senator Madigan said that the support of the Labor Government, Liberal Opposition and the minority Parties was a positive step in the right direction for... Read more

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    Organ Tourism: Blood on Australians Hands

    When a transplant donor is a person overseas who has been commercially exploited or even worse, effectively killed to provide an organ, then in the... Read more

  • A Cambodian monk looks at photos of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime on display at the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh Province, Cambodia, on July 25, 2010. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

    Khmer Rouge Leader Charged With Genocide, Died

    Ieng Sary, a Khmer Rouge leader, 87, died. He held senior positions within the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979. Ieng facilitated the mass arrests... Read more

  • Greens Legislators Jamie Parker (R) and David Shoebridge in NSW Parliament after Parliamentary debate into organ harvesting and transplant abuse practices in China. Mr Shoebridge is currently proposing a legislative reform to criminalise sourcing of organs via unethical means both in Australia and overseas. (Sonya Bryskine/The Epoch Times)

    Government Should Criminalise Organ Tourism, Says Australian Legislator

    SYDNEY—New South Wales Government must take initiative to address transplant abuse in China and enact laws to deter Australian residents from seeking quick organ donations,... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (C) poses with ASEAN leaders before a luncheon in New York, on Sept. 24, 2010. (L-R) Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesian Vice President Boediono, Lao President Choummaly Sayasone, Vietnam Priesident Nguyen Minh Triet, U.S. President Obama, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Burma Foreign Minister Nyan Win, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    US Sanctions on Burma Extended

    The U.S. foreign policy toward the State Peace and Development Council of Burma is closely watched by both the Burmese people and the international community,... Read more

  • A practitioner of Falun Gong is carried away by uniformed and plain-clothes police in Bangkok. Practitioners were meditating in quiet protest across the street from the Chinese embassy. (The Epoch Times)

    Chinese Embassy Pressures Thailand Police to Arrest Eight Falun Gong UN Refugees

    BANGKOK—Three men, two women, and three of their children aged 5, 6 and 14—all Chinese refugees with United Nations refugee protection documents—were detained today while... Read more

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