The US Navy has declared transit of another one of its warships through the Taiwan Strait, even after a new US-China trade pact and the re-election of Taiwan’s anti-China president, in a move likely to irk Beijing.
Bangladesh has controversial plans to forcefully accommodate 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees on a flood-prone island, while more than 750,000 people are currently living in irregular, unsanitary, and crowded camps.
The European Union (EU) has warned that if a trade agreement recently signed by the United States and China creates “distortions” in the market, it will challenge the deal at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The Taliban have offered a brief ceasefire to the United States, a move which could lead to the resumption of talks between the two sides and withdrawal of thousands of American troops from Afghanistan.
South Korea's jobless rate remained flat at 3.4 percent in December, but Asia's fourth-largest economy reported a stronger-than-expected job growth last month with job additions coming to 516,000, data showed Wednesday.
India’s southern Kerala State has become the first to legally challenge a new controversial citizenship law in the country that is widely considered anti-Muslim and has triggered nationwide demonstrations.