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Xi and Trump to face off at virtual UN General Assembly

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to strike starkly different tones in remarks to the Unite...

US judge blocks Trump WeChat ban

Downloads of the WeChat and TikTok apps soared ahead of U.S. bans slated to take effect Sept. 20. (Photo by Yifan Yu) A federal ju...

Will the Philippines risk war with Malaysia over Sabah?

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., pictured on Feb. 20: the Philippines' exact motivations are far from certain. &nbs...

Trump allows Oracle and Walmart deal with TikTok

President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept. 19, 2020 before departing...

World War II submarine found in murky waters of Strait of...

The wreckage is believed to be the USS Grenadier.PHOTO: NYTIMES/JEAN LUC RIVOIRE In the murky waters of the Strait of Malacca,...

What Can Asia Expect From Suga’s Japan?

It is little surprise that Suga Yoshihide, who was overwhelmingly favored going into Monday’s Liberal Democratic Party leadership...

PM Muhyiddin says Malaysia 'should quickly' hold general e...

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Friday (Sept 18) that his six-month-old government "should quickly" hold a general e...

TikTok to be banned from US app stores from Sunday

The Trump administration has ordered TikTok and WeChat to be removed from US app stores.   © Reuters TikTok will be remo...

US moves to seize $330m of alleged 1MDB assets held by UK...

 Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was given a 12-year jail sentence in July 2020 for his involvement in what b...

Is Trump the frenemy of the Islamic world?

In the Republican primaries of the 2016 US presidential elections, Mitt Romney severely castigated Trump, calling him a phony and a fra...

What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader

As anticipated, Suga Yoshihide has won the election for the leadership of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) following Prime...

Revealed: Saudi Arabia may have enough uranium ore to prod...

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman declared in 2018 that if regional rival Iran develops a nuclear bomb, ‘we will follow suit as...

Beijing's view on EU-China summit: Trade-offs needed if Ch...

European Union leaders struck a hawkish tone at the end of Monday's China-EU leaders' summit, but Beijing appeared to put a more positi...

'Love letters' between Trump and Kim tell of 'personal bon...

The letters which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and United States President Donald Trump exchanged before and after their meetings in...

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over Jamal Khashoggi killing, a...

Dozens of nations condemned Saudi Arabia before the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday over serious violations and demanded accountabil...

What decoupling? US tech executives line up to speak at Ch...

China continues to woo American tech companies despite the growing rivalry between the two countries. (Photo courtesy of Chongqi...

Germany’s Angela Merkel says ‘political will’ exists to wr...

EU leaders expressed cautious optimism about concluding protracted talks on easing European investors’ access to Chinese markets...

Israel, UAE and Bahrain sign US-brokered normalisation dea...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have signed agreements to normalise relations with Israel in a strategic realignment of Midd...

China-US tension: ambassador Terry Branstad to step down b...

The United States ambassador to China is stepping down amid a spiralling rivalry between the world’s two largest economies, the A...

China-India border dispute: Tibet war games test PLA force...

While China and India are engaging on the diplomatic front to manage their border tension, the Chinese army and air force in Tibet cont...

Palestinian leadership to reconsider relations with Arab L...

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtayeh has said the government will present a recommendation to President Mahmoud Abbas to recons...