AJ Impact

Japan allows further exports of high-tech material to South Korea

The move comes ahead of government talks this week to resolve a bitter dispute stemming from their wartime past.

Japan allows further exports of high-tech material to South Korea

United Kingdom

UK 'concerned' about missing Hong Kong consulate employee

British Foreign Office seeks information from authorities amid UK-China tensions over Hong Kong protests.

UK 'concerned' about missing Hong Kong consulate employee

AJ Impact

Seoul to fine Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Certification for eight models will be revoked and the manufacturers will be fined an estimated $9.5m.

Seoul to fine Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Asia Pacific

Malaysia: Zakir Naik apologises for controversial Chinese remarks

Muslim preacher says it was 'not his intention' to upset any community as police ban him from giving public talks.

Malaysia: Zakir Naik apologises for controversial Chinese remarks

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protests: How will this end?

Amid escalating protests, can the government of China and activists in Hong Kong reach a peaceful resolution?

Hong Kong protests: How will this end?

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam offers talks but shuns protesters' demands

City's chief executive still refuses to say extradition bill is withdrawn, stays silent on call for independent inquiry.

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam offers talks but shuns protesters' demands

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's Jokowi urges calm after violent West Papua protests

President's security minister says protests had been contained and pledges fair investigation into what led to unrest.

Indonesia's Jokowi urges calm after violent West Papua protests

AJ Impact

US Commerce Department grants 90-day trade extension to Huawei

Secretary Wilbur Ross announced limited reprieve despite President Trump's remarks on long-term pivot away from company.

US Commerce Department grants 90-day trade extension to Huawei

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's West Papua protests turn violent

Public facilities are burned and roads blocked over alleged police abuses against ethnic minority group.

AJ Impact

China suspends purchase of Venezuelan oil

Beijing has long been a supporter of Venezuela, but Trump's latest threats have made Chinese oil bosses wary.

China suspends purchase of Venezuelan oil

Asia Pacific

Fiery protests erupt in Indonesia's West Papua region

Government buildings and commercial establishments burned as angry Papuans protest against arrest of students.

Fiery protests erupt in Indonesia's West Papua region

AJ Impact

China's top energy company shuns Venezuela amid new US sanctions

China National Petroleum Corp has cancelled plans to ship some 5 million barrels of Venezuelan oil this month.

China's top energy company shuns Venezuela amid new US sanctions

Malaysia

Malaysian ex-PM Najib's trial postponed by court

Hearing will begin on August 26 to allow time for completion of a separate trial that revolves around SRC International.

Malaysia

Former Malaysian PM Najib to appear in court for 1MDB trial

Najib Razak faces 42 criminal charges of corruption and money laundering from a state investment fund.

Hong Kong

Hundreds of thousands march in latest Hong Kong protest

The protesters' demands include the complete retraction of a controversial extradition bill.

Hundreds of thousands march in latest Hong Kong protest