South Korea and Vietnam are set to hold the first round of negotiations over a two-way free trade agreement.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is delighted to see the robust economic partnership with China.
A boat with about 150 asylum-seekers aboard was sinking Wednesday in Indonesia's Sunda Strait, some 220 nautical miles from the Australian territory of Christmas Island.
Global credit rating agencies Wednesday took a wait-and-see stance on a patent battle between Samsung Electronics and Apple as the so-called "patent war of the century" has not ended yet.
The Housing Industry Association on Wednesday called on the federal and state governments to help revive the housing sector.
Leaders of the 15 nations of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) were warned of the dire problems that their nations face as they gathered in the Cook Islands for their annual meeting Tuesday.
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr said Wednesday that Australia would maintain its commitment to developing a long term partnership with Africa in resource projects.
India's Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death penalty given to Mohammed Amir Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
The Indonesian government forecast the completion of the construction of two oil refineries by 2018 and another by 2019, an official said Wednesday.
A fishing boat overturned in waters off Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan on Wednesday morning.
Three suspected leftist rebels were apprehended following a clash with government troops in southern Philippines early on Tuesday, the military said Wednesday.
DPRK top leader Kim Jong-un inspected the command of the Korean People's Army (KPA) large combined unit 313.