Myanmar's de facto leader has canceled a trip to the UN General Assembly amid intense criticism for her handling of the Rohingya crisis.
South Korea confirmed the most recent North Korean nuclear test using gas sensors.
*The S&P 500 climbed to a record high close on Monday as concerns over Irma faded and North Korea did not test-fire missiles over the weekend as some had feared. *However, North Korea on Tuesday rejected a United Nations Security Council resolution imposing tougher sanctions, and said the United States would soon face the "greatest pain" it had ever experienced.
Secret negotiations mediated by a neutral third party are key to resolving the North Korean crisis, says a former NATO supreme commander.
Human Rights Watch accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes on Tuesday, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months.
TOKYO— North Korea will be feeling the pain of new United Nations sanctions targeting some of its biggest remaining foreign revenue streams. Though the United States had proposed a complete ban, the sanctions by the U.N. Security Council to punish North Korea for its sixth nuclear test cap Pyongyang's annual imports of crude oil at the same level they have been...
*Spot gold had edged 0.1 percent lower to $1,325.56 an ounce by 0052 GMT. *The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on the country's textile exports and capping imports of crude oil. *China's central bank on Monday scrapped...
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.1 percent to its highest level since late 2007. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.0 percent. Adding to an uptick in risk appetite was relief that North Korea did not test-fire missiles or conduct nuclear tests over the weekend as some had feared. The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped...
Jasper Kim of the Center for Conflict Management, Ewha University, says it's difficult to calibrate the right level of sanctions against North Korea and get the UN Security Council to speak with one voice.
Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, says that getting a third party to hold back channel talks between the U.S. and allies and North Korea would be a good "near-term" strategy.
Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, says that for the U.S. allies to get down to talks with North Korea means "letting some of the air out of the balloon."
Michael Kovrig, senior adviser, North East Asia, International Crisis Group, says solving the North Korea standoff will take time and patience and confrontation is not the answer.
Some in South Korea believe that deterrence through balance of force, rather than denuclearization, is the way forward, says Byoung-Joo Kim at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
China's U.N. Ambassador also called on all parties to remain "cool-headed" and refrain from stoking tensions.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously increased sanctions against North Korea over the country's sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3.
North Korea's weapons programs are not as sophisticated as they claim, but they are working in the right direction, says Robert Kelley of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 11- The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on the country's textile exports and capping imports of crude oil. The United States watered down an initial tougher draft resolution to win the support of...
The U.N. Security Council is voting on new North Korea sanctions, but experts are skeptical of whether China and Russia will get on board.
Myanmar is finding itself increasingly isolated over its handling of the Rohingya crisis, but it may have found an ally in India.
The U.N. Security Council will vote on Monday whether to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, says Wendy Sherman, senior counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group.