China and the U.S. have started talks on possible U.N. sanctions, but Beijing has not said it will support tougher steps against North Korea.
U.S.-led coalition forces bombed Syrian troops near Deir al-Zor airport, putting new strains on an already shaky ceasefire.
Unilateral sanctions will not help resolve issues on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart.
North Korea has reportedly geared up for another nuclear test, as experts warned new sanctions for the rogue state would likely fail.
Little stands in the way of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, even as the number of people killed since he came to power reaches 2,400.
The Philippine President will be meeting Barack Obama in Laos next week on the sidelines of an East Asia summit.
North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast, the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country.
The Syrian regime has been accused of targeting medical workers which makes it difficult to provide humanitarian support, says RAND's Heather Williams.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are ratcheting up, which is just what North Korea wants, as it pits China and the U.S. against one another.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte railed against the United Nations after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs.
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China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
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Boris Johnson said he expects the U.K. to retain the right for its financial firms to sell services across European Union member states.
North Korea says its ballistic missile test simulated strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the U.S. military.
The U.S. is persuading Asian nations not to move aggressively after a court ruling denied China's claims to the South China Sea.
Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. does not want to see a rise in tensions but "freedom of navigation" must be respected.
The Hague ruling will be a good indicator of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte handles foreign policy issues, says Aaron Connelly from Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Aaron Connelly, Research fellow at Lowy Institute for International policy, raises the possibility that China may retaliate to the Hague ruling by building on Scarborough Shoal.
Rodger Baker, VP of Strategic Intelligence at Stratfor, examines the role that the US is playing in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.