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For decades, China looked up to the US - but the times, th...

Beijing considers its ties with Washington as the single most important bilateral relationship in the world.PHOTO: REUTERS Beijing...

Biden puts Japan at the center of US policy in Asia

Joe Biden, left, and Yoshihide Suga, on screen, participate in a virtual meeting with leaders of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue coun...

Natanz nuclear plant attack ‘will set back Iran’s programm...

Centrifuge machines at the Natanz nuclear site. US intelligence sources say an explosion destroyed the power that supplies the advanc...

Whichever side heals itself first will win the US-China Co...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, right, speaks while facing Yang Jiechi, left, China's director of the Central Foreign Af...

North Korea completes building new 3,000-ton submarine: re...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stands on the conning tower of a submarine during his inspection of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Na...

Queen says Prince Philip’s death has left ‘a huge void’

The Queen has described the death of the Duke of Edinburgh as leaving “a huge void” in her life, Prince Andrew has revealed...

Netanyahu's unexpected legacy

Israel experienced a tectonic shift in its politics last month. For the first time in its history, an Arab party is considered as a leg...

Biden, who called for unity, still faces divisions in US p...

It’s been 11 weeks since President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address, preaching unity and urging Americans and politician...

‘Law against Islam’: French vote in favour of hijab ban co...

A bid by the French Senate to ban girls under 18 from wearing the hijab in public has drawn condemnation, with the hashtag #HandsOffMyH...

The biggest impediment to a new nuclear deal with Iran? Do...

The joint commission of the joint comprehensive plan of action in Vienna on Tuesday. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock The Unite...

Indonesia and Thailand in slow race for digital nomad visa

Digital nomads stay overseas for longer than periods regular leisure tourists, offering potentially lucrative rewards for countries t...

Malaysia envoy's meeting with Myanmar junta sparks uproar

Zahairi Baharim, Malaysia's ambassador to Myanmar, presents his credentials in 2018.   © AP Malaysia's government i...

Economic Affairs: The coming Biden boom

Less than a month after the US Congress passed the US$1.9 trillion (S$2.6 trillion) American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden has annou...

U.S.-Russian Relations Will Only Get Worse

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Moscow, Russia, March 2011 Alexander Natruskin / Reuters...

Anti-Asian attacks erode US image as Biden rebuilds Pacifi...

When 65-year-old New Yorker Vilma Kari was brutally assaulted on her way to church on March 29, the crime made headlines in her native...

Beijing ups the ante in the South China Sea

Two of the many Chinese vessels anchored at Whitsun Reef, some 320 kilometers west of Palawan Island in the South China Sea, an area...

Israel president to tap leader to try to form govt, Netany...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin holds consultations with party representatives ahead of his selection of a candidate to try to form a...

Malaysia sends back over 300 containers of illicit plastic...

Malaysia said on Tuesday (April 6) it had sent 267 containers of illegal plastic waste back to their countries of origin since 2019, an...

China emerges as big winner in vaccine outreach

China's global push for mutual recognition of its vaccine passports could give it an edge in the tourism sector and allow its ex...

Saudi Arabia’s scramble for an exit strategy in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-led alliance’s military intervention in Yemen has not only failed in its objective to rout the Houthi rebels, bu...

Dangerous divergence: US, China seen growing faster than o...

The world economy is on course for its fastest growth in more than a half century this year, yet differences and deficiencies could hol...