Southeast Asian nations defy Donald Trumps trade protectionism
The first-ever ASEAN summit in Australia has ended. Southeast Asian nations have called on North Korea to end its nuclear program and taken a firm stance against protectionism in view of Donald Trump's trade policies.
Philippines Rodrigo Duterte urges nations to abandon International Criminal Court
After his decision to quit the International Criminal Court, Philippine leader Duterte has called upon other nations to follow suit. The ICC announced last month it was launching a probe into Duterte's brutal drug war.
Sri Lanka ends state of emergency as anti-Muslim violence subsides
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed 12 days ago in a bid to quell Buddhist-Muslim clashes. Communal tensions are on the rise in the Indian Ocean's island nation.
China warns Donald Trump against Taiwan military ties
The Chinese government has urged the US to "correct its mistake" regarding President Donald Trump's recently approved "Taiwan Travel Act," which allows unrestricted two-way travel for officials from the US and Taiwan.