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The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on April 23, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs
Afghanistan has ordered a network of schools run by an organisation regarded with suspicion by the Turkish government to be transferred to a foundation approved by Ankara, Afghan officials said.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Agence France-Presse
A veteran opposition leader in Kyrgyzstan was arrested on corruption charges, security services said yesterday, as political tensions mount in the Central Asian country ahead of a November presidential poll.
ASTANA – Reuters
Kazakhstan’s parliament approved on March 6 a package of amendments to the constitution to reduce presidential powers in favor of lawmakers and the cabinet, a move that could help lead to an eventual political transition.
The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was attacked by two women who rubbed the substance on his face at the airport in Malaysia’s capital last week, police said on Feb. 24
SEOUL/TOKYO – Reuters
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest on March 6, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war
HONG KONG – The Associated Press
A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced on Feb. 22 to 20 months in prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment for his retirement from a businessman applying for a broadcasting license.
SEOUL – Anadolu Agency
North Korea said March 2 it is ready to be “merciless” in the face of joint South Korean-United States military drills that began a day earlier
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev has appointed his wife, Mihriban Aliyeva, to the first vice-president post, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 21
SHANGHAI – Reuters
An undisclosed buyer has placed the largest overseas order for China’s home-developed military drones, the Xinhua news agency has reported, in a boost for the Chinese arms industry’s efforts to increase export volumes
Turkmenistan’s strongman Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was sworn in Feb. 17 in a grand ceremony after securing over 97 percent of an almost uncontested vote at the weekend.