Hopes dimmed for talks aimed at ending the Afghan war, sending American officials scrambling to preserve the possibility of dialogue with the militants.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that Japan aims to simultaneously turn the wheels of fiscal rehabilitation and economic growth in an apparent effort to dispel concerns about Japan's fiscal health expressed at the G8 summit.
The United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea on Wednesday called for "meaningful" steps on denuclearization by Pyongyang in exchange for better ties with them.
Mark Zuckerberg, one of the young cofounders of Facebook, on Tuesday met with Samsung Electronics executives including the heir Lee Jay-yong and mobile unit chief Shin Jong-kyun to ask Samsung to manufacture a “Facebook-friendly” phone.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Tuesday that foreigners who would like to stay longer in the country, could avail of a six-month, long-stay tourist visa from the agency. The program is set to be formally launched next week, according to the BI.
Death toll in Tuesday's suicide blast in Pakistan's northwest Mardan district has risen to 34 as five more people succumbed to injuries on Wednesday.
The Afghan government on Wednesday announced that it suspended talks with the United States on the proposed security agreement.
Cambodia's Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday finalized its 5-year strategic plan to attract at least 1.3 million Chinese visitors by 2018.
The number of Chinese living in Japan is still the highest of all expat nationalities despite an overall decrease in expat numbers, according to statistics released by the Japanese Department of Justice on June 14.
High levels of toxic strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
The US-Japan Status of Forces Agreement needs revision in order to better catch US military personnel who commit rape in Japan.
The Japan Restoration Party's co-head Shintaro Ishihara slammed the party's another leader, Toru Hashimoto, over the latter's controversial wartime sexual slavery remarks.