Category Archives: Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas

North Korea fires another ballistic missile after UN Security Council meeting

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missile toward its east coast on Thursday in the direction of Japan, following joint South Korean and US missile drills and the return of a US aircraft carrier to the region in response to the North’s recent missile tests.

North Korea fires more ballistic missiles after UN Security Council meeting

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missile toward its east coast on Thursday in the direction of Japan, following joint South Korean and US missile drills and the return of a US aircraft carrier to the region in response to the North’s recent missile tests.

North Korea fires more ballistic missiles after US military drills

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missile toward its east coast on Thursday in the direction of Japan, following joint South Korean and US missile drills and the return of a US aircraft carrier to the region in response to the North’s recent missile tests.

India expands digital footprint but faces censorship and blackouts

In less than a decade, India’s digital penetration has more than doubled to reach over 50 percent of its 1.3 billion residents. It’s all part of PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to turn the country into a trillion-dollar digital economy. As a result, there has been a surge in social media influencers on Instagram and YouTube. India is also a leading market for WhatsApp and Facebook. However, there has also been an increase in internet blackouts and censorship. Our correspondents report.

South Korea, US, fire missiles in response to North Korea test

South Korea and the US military fired a volley of missiles into the sea in response to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile over Japan, Seoul said on Wednesday, as Pyongyang’s longest-range test yet drew international condemnation.

‘Spectators could be seen carrying the wounded through the stadium’

In a country with a history of disorder with football matches, supporters of the away side Persebaya of Surabaya were not allowed to buy tickets to the match. The Indonesian government promised thorough investigation into the fiasco. In a lenthy Instagram post, the Indonesian security minister seemed to place responsibility with the organizers.