Year of the Horse set to Gallop into Bright Future

Sydney (Tribune International): Congratulations to all the people of the world celebrating Lunar Chinese New Year. The New Year period is often referred to as the Chinese Lantern Festival and is a... Read more »

Prime of Australia on Australia Day

(Message from Hon Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia on Australia Day) Your Excellency, General Hurley and other military chiefs, Adam Goodes and other Australians of the Year, Adam Gilchrist the Chair... Read more »

Sri Lanka gaining popularity in the Korean market as a key tourist hotspot

Seoul (Tribune International Correspondent): The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea in association with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized Sri Lanka’s pavilion at the 16th Busan International Travel Fair (BITF)... Read more »

Philippines fighting rages as truce collapses

Philippine troops are closing in on Muslim rebel positions and cutting off escape routes to end a week-long standoff that has left more dozens dead in the southern city of Zamboanga, officials... Read more »

Inter-Korean industrial zone reopens

Efforts to improve North-South ties culminate in arrival of South Korean businessmen at Kaesong after five-month gap. South Korean businessmen have crossed into North Korea as the joint Kaesong industrial zone reopened... Read more »

No new bases in Asia: US commander

TOKYO  – The United States’ pivot to Asia will not mean any new bases in the region, but existing alliances will be strengthened and modernised, the chief of US Pacific Command (PACOM)... Read more »

Two landslides on Indonesia’s Sumatra island leave 11 dead, 19 missing

TWO landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 11 people and left 19 others missing on Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The National Disaster Management Agency said seven people were killed and three... Read more »

Garuda Indonesia wins Asia Pacific airline food award by Skyscanner

Indonesia’s flag carrier ranks ahead of Singapore Airlines in the long-haul food category Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has won the ‘2012 Long-Haul Asia Pacific Airline Food Award’ by leading global travel... Read more »

China boosts inter-parliamentary exchange: legislator

MOSCOW – China has been playing a leading role in widening inter-parliamentary exchanges and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, a senior Russian parliamentarian has said. Long-term dialogue between legislative bodies of Russia and... Read more »

Earthquake rocks western Indonesia

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has struck the western Indonesian island of Sumatra, reportedly killing one person. The quake hit Aceh province around dawn on Tuesday. Local media said it was felt strongly in... Read more »

Malaysian opposition rally draws huge crowd

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim urged voters to oust the country’s long-ruling government as tens of thousands of supporters gathered Saturday in a show of force ahead of coming elections. At least... Read more »

Japan sees opportunity in Myanmar’s emerging economy

Japan’s deputy prime minister confirmed fresh financial aid for Myanmar on Friday during a visit to an industrial zone that underlined the long-isolated nation’s growing importance as an economic partner. With a... Read more »

Ex-U.S. governor in N.Korea with Google chief; seeks American’s release

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Google (GOOG.O) Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt began a controversial private mission to North Korea on Monday that will include an effort to secure the release... Read more »

Hong Kong protesters urge leader to resign

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched on Hong Kong streets, demanding greater democracy and the resignation of the city’s embattled leader. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride, reporting from Hong Kong, said Leung... Read more »

North Korea rocket launch was ‘missile test’

South Korean defence ministry says launch of satellite into space was disguised test of a 10,000km-range ‘missile’. North Korea’s launching of a rocket into space last week amounted to the test of... Read more »

China school bus crash kills 11 children

An overloaded van carrying kindergarten students plunges into roadside pond in rural Jiangxi province. Eleven children have been killed when the van transporting them to school plunged into a roadside pond in a rural area of... Read more »

Asia-Pacific adopts five year plan of action for the application of space technology for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

Asia Pacific countries adopted a historic five year Regional Plan of Action for the application of space technology for addressing natural disasters and achieving sustainable development goals in the region. At the... Read more »

Asia Pacific Market: Rallied on rumor about policy stimulus in China

Asia Pacific share markets advanced on Wednesday, December 05, 2012, led by Chinese bourses, after China’s think tank forecasted world second largest economy will grow at speed of more than 8% coming... Read more »

Infrastructure to Support Asian Growth

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged Asia-Pacific aviation leaders to focus on airport and air traffic management infrastructure as the region’s demand for connectivity continues to grow. “Aviation... Read more »

Australia invests in Malaysian surf lifesaving

Foreign Minister Bob Carr  announced the Australian Government will fund surf lifesaving training to help save lives in Malaysia. Senator Carr said the Malaysian participation is a partnership between Life Saving Society... Read more »

Taiwan ranks 20th in global Prosperity Index

Taiwan maintained 20th place in the latest global Prosperity Index released Oct. 29 by London-based public policy group Legatum Institute. The nation came fifth in the Asia-Pacific region, trailing Australia, New Zealand, Hong... Read more »