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22 children dead in Nile boat shrinking
At least 22 primary school children and a teacher drowned on August 15th when a boat carrying more than 40 people sank while crossing the Nile in northern Sudan, according to the state news agency SUNA.
RoK President invited to visit Japan
14:40 05/08/2018
The Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in was invited to visit Japan by Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, as the two countries have been trying to promote “future-oriented” relations.
EAS Foreign Ministers' Meeting agrees to reinforce marine cooperation
10:52 05/08/2018
The 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which was held in Singapore on August 4th, agreed that maritime cooperation will be one of the focuses the EAS nations are going to promote in the time ahead.
US pledges USD300 million security funding for Southeast Asia
10:38 05/08/2018
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on August 4th pledged to provide nearly USD300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia.
ARF urged to continue trust building measures, preventive diplomacy
10:37 05/08/2018
The 25th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) took place in Singapore on August 4th with the participation of foreign ministers from 26 countries and the European Union (EU)’s representative.
Japan to enhance Mekong sub-regional infrastructure connectivity
11:35 04/08/2018
Japan has pledged to help enhance infrastructure connectivity among five Mekong sub-regional countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
UN: Jens Wandel appointed Special Adviser on Reforms
16:41 03/08/2018
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on July 31st appointed Jens Wandel, born in 1962, as Special Adviser on Reforms.
Two Koreas agree to ease military tensions
16:39 03/08/2018
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on July 31st held a meeting of General-level officers at Peace House, the truce village of Panmunjom to take steps to ease the tensions on the Peninsula.
AMM 51: ASEAN to strengthen intra-bloc economic strength
10:00 03/08/2018
The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 51) ended on August 2nd in Singapore with a Joint Communiqué urging the bloc to strengthen its internal strength through increasing intra-bloc trade and investment and regional economic connectivity.
US Secretary Mike Pompeo to visit three Southeast Asian nations
21:56 02/08/2018
US Department of State has announced Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would visit Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia from August 1st - 5th to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues with the three countries.