South Korea's President Moon Jae-in is expected to fly to Pyongyang for the first time next week in the hopes of accelerating international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
South Korean president to fly to North Korea for first time
Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead and six missing, as southern China braced for the powerful storm.
Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 12
US president Donald Trump has directed aides to proceed with tariffs on about another $200 billion of Chinese goods, despite Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s attempts to restart trade talks with China, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Trump readies tariffs on $200b more Chinese goods
Enhancing relations with China and Russia is of great importance to Tehran, Iran's former foreign minister said adding that the three countries should take initiative to solve problems resulted by the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
Ties with China, Russia important to Iran: Former FM
The chairman of policy committee in Mongolia's Montsame News Agency said the country supports Iran's candidacy for the presidency of The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA).
Mongolia backing IRNA presidency over OANA
Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said on Friday that it was time for him to return as a lawmaker, but reiterated his full support for the government led by his former foe-turned-ally Mahathir Mohamad.
Malaysia’s ex-deputy PM Anwar plans to return as legislator
South Korea launched its first ever missile-capable attack submarine on Friday, despite a recent diplomatic thaw with the nuclear-armed North.
South Korea launches first missile-capable submarine
The Pakistani Embassy in Tehran commemorated the country’s 53rd Defense Day with national fervor to pay homage to the indomitable courage of the Pakistan Armed Forces who fought valiantly in the 1965 war.
Defense Day of Pakistan commemorated in Tehran
Amid looming US sanctions, India conveyed to the Trump administration that reducing crude imports from Iran to zero is not possible, according to Indian English-language daily, ‘The Tribune’.
India tells US can’t reduce Iran oil imports to zero
North and South Korea opened a joint liaison office in the Northern city of Kaesong on Friday as they knit closer ties ahead of President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang next week.
Two Koreas open joint liaison office in North

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