US and China reach tentative deal to save ZTE

The US is to lift a ban on selling components to the embattled Chinese telecom company, which was fined $1.2bn for sanctions violations on Iran and North Korea

South Korea has much to teach Africa on how to pull itself out of poverty

The key is agricultural industrialisation, says the head of the African Development Bank, and this can’t be done without the state’s involvement

Malaysian police seize designer bags and jewellery in raid of Najib properties

Police have been searching Najib’s home and other places linked to him as part of an investigation of the scandal-plagued 1MDB fund

China turns to Russia for soybeans amid ongoing trade dispute with US

China, the world’s biggest soybean importer, has almost tripled purchases from Russia and has already canceled several shipments from the US in ...

North Korea puts Trump date in limbo

Call for complete denuclearisation a stumbling block

Taiwan finally acknowledges CPUT, to SA teachers’ relief

Taiwan education authorities were using SA’s Department of Basic Education, not Higher Education and Training, to find accreditation for the Cape ...

Anwar Ibrahim, ‘Malaysia’s Mandela’, walks free

Anwar, declaring a ‘new dawn’ for Malaysia, is now a possible successor to Mahathir Mohamad, the man who jailed him — and who swept to power in an election ...

Japan’s surprisingly large contraction suggests growth has peaked

The government has not changed its view that things will pick up — but the export component of the data gives a glimpse of the toll Trump’s US ...

North Korea suspends talks with the South

The move follows ‘provocative’ military drills its southern neighbour has scheduled with the US

Former Taiwanese president found guilty in political leaks case

This is Ma Ying-jeou’s first conviction in a raft of lawsuits; he is appealing the four-month sentence, which can be paid off with a fine

Another family behind suicide bombings in Indonesia

The spate of bombings has rocked Indonesia, with the Islamic State group claiming the church attack

Extended disputes hamper India’s new bankruptcy law

The successful resolution of about $210bn in stressed loans is crucial to Prime Minister Narendra Modi efforts to clean up the balance sheets of state-run banks

South Korea takes US to WTO over washing machines and solar panels

The move is part of a set of measures South Korean has taken after US President Donald Trump slapped a steep tariff on imported washing machines and solar ...

Dozens more die in storms ravaging India

A fresh wave of violent thunder and sand storms has wrought death and destruction across vast swathes of the country

Indonesian family launches suicide attacks on Christians

Police blame returning Islamic State sympathisers after a child as young as nine helps carry out church attacks

North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

All observation facilities and research institutes would be removed, along with guards

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