In an effort to further peace talks, this August North and South Korea will each send 100 people to reunite with family members divided by the Korean War. Since 2000 nearly 20,000 Koreans have participated in 20 rounds of family reunions.
More than 700,000 Rohingyas, an ethnic minority in Myanmar, have fled the country to escape government persecution since August 2017. On Wednesday, the United Nations and Myanmar signed an agreement that could be the first step toward solving the crisis.
The Korean War was temporarily halted with an armistice agreement in 1953, but now the two Koreas are working to improve ties with upcoming talks to discuss issues that have kept the two nations divided.
While the proposed US-North Korea summit on June 12 has dominated international conversations, this weekend's Shangri-La Dialogue is an opportunity for defense officials to examine China's growing naval presence and the role of the US in Asia.
The news of an expected halt of the exercises came after a week of signs that Seoul and Washington were open to their suspension. Under the agreement, drills would restart if North Korea does not denuclearize, reported South Korean news agency Yonhap.
Although migrants have been important contributors to Beijing’s economic growth, they have also placed a considerable burden on its infrastructure and public services. Over the past three years, officials have embarked on an aggressive campaign to limit their numbers.
A standing guard soldier gets his sweat wiped off by his chief at the Mamayev Kurgan World War II memorial complex in Volgograd, Russia, on June 21.
With its third tariff reduction in six months, China wants its citizens to buy avocados, cosmetics shoes, and other goods from home instead of abroad in efforts to nurture self-sustaining economic growth based on consumer spending instead of trade and investment.
With the surprising loss of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak two weeks ago, the country has undergone a dramatic transformation. Now, new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is urging greater equality for the region's many ethnic minorities.
Former cold war-era North Korean spies trapped in the South are hoping the recent thaw in tensions between their countries will allow them to return home to their "ideological homeland."
North Korea's state media has taken on an angry tone and released strongly worded commentaries slamming Seoul and Washington for their join military exercises, raising concerns higher that the Kim-Trump summit may not happen.
In the western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has detained tens of thousands of Muslim citizens in camps. The program forces captives to renounce their religious and ethnic ties in favor of broad nationalism and support for President Xi Jinping.
President Xi Jinping, representing North Korea's most important ally and economic partner, has emphasized the need for regional trust and called for the end of US-South Korea military exercises in exchange for denuclearization in North Korea.
North Korea has threatened to withdraw from its summit with the United States in Singapore saying it has no interest in being pressured into abandoning its nuclear weapons. While the nation has a long history of scrapping deals at the last minute, some analysts say the bluster may be an attempt to gain leverage going into the talks.
The Southeast Asian city-state's longstanding diplomatic relations with and proximity to North Korea, in addition to being a large trading partner with the United States, makes it an obvious host for the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jung-un.
With the release of three detained Americans from North Korea, many South Koreans with relatives who have been abducted by the North are hopeful for a reunification with loved ones. So far, though, progress for these families has been slow.