Asia-Pacific

Syndicate contentLatest Asia-Pacific articles
Activists protested in Kabul on March 24 demanding justice for Farkhunda.
02/07/2015 - Afghanistan

Afghan woman killers' death sentences overturned

Human rights activists have expressed shock, disappointment and outrage over the appeal court’s decision in Afghanistan which on Wednesday overturned the death sentences of four men involved ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor while addressing the nation in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015.
01/07/2015 - Greece-Africa

Greece's economic woes are painful reminder of Africa's agony, analysts

Greece inched closer to dropping out of the eurozone on Wednesday, after defaulting on its 1.5 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF rejected Athen's last-minute request for an extension, leading to scenes of chaos outside Greek banks.

French President Francois Hollande and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 30 June 2015
30/06/2015 - France - China

China looking to learn from France about Africa

Trade is the focus of a three-day visit to France that Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang started on Tuesday.
Sepp Blatter has been head of Fifa since 1998.
28/06/2015 - football

Blatter urged to stand by resignation pledge

Sepp Blatter, the president of world football's governing body Fifa, has been urged to stand by his decision to quit as head of the organisation. Blatter, 79, announced on 2 June that he would step down at an extraordinary Fifa congress between December and March 2016.

Kumar Sangakkara says he will quit international cricket this summer.
27/06/2015 - cricket

Kumar Sangakkara says his farewells to international cricket

His style is upright and simple. His effect has often been demoralising and devastating. Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka's most prolific batsman, will no longer turn out for the national team.
Laurent Bourgnon in the harbour at Saint-Malo, France, prior to the start of the transatlantic solo race "Route du Rhum" , 6 November 1998.
25/06/2015 - France - Switzerland

French-Swiss yachtsman Bourgnon reported missing while diving in French Polynesia

French-Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon was reported missing while diving in French Polynesia on Wednesday.
South Korean ferry Ohamana owned by Chonghaejin Marine Co is seen at Incheon Port Passenger Terminal in Incheon April 22, 2014.
23/06/2015 - FRANCE - SOUTH KOREA

France frees South Korean magnate's daughter linked to ferry disaster

A French court freed Yoo Som-Na, daughter of South Korean shipping magnate Yoo Byung-eun on Tuesday.
Serge Atlaoui at one of his court appearances
22/06/2015 - INDONESIA

France 'mobilised' to save national from Indonesian firing squad

The French government has declared a "total mobilisation" to save Serge Atlaoui after an Indonesian court rejected his appeal against a death sentence on drug trafficking charges.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrive for a meeting at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015 (SPIEF 2015) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 19, 2015
20/06/2015 - Greece-Russia

Greece looks to Putin as debt negotiation deadline looms

As Eurozone leaders prepare for a special summit this Monday to try and clinch a deal on Greece's debt crisis, Athens is set to hold talks with Moscow, 12 days before it must either pay back its creditors or go bust.

An Airbus factory
14/06/2015 - FRANCE - Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to be first client for Airbus A330 Regional, report

Saudi Arabia is to be the first customer for European planemaker Airbus's A330 Regional medium-haul passenger jet, according to French business paper La Tribune.
French President François Hollande in Le Mans for the motor race on Saturday
14/06/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande opens world's biggest wine fair in Bordeaux

French President François Hollande opened the world's biggest wine fair in Bordeaux on Sunday, the first time a head of state has done the honours at the Vinexpo salon

A homage to Clément Méric in Toulouse
07/06/2015 - France - Turkey

Anti-fascists, Kurds mark Méric killing, Turkey violence in Paris

Some 2-3,000 anti-fascists demonstrated in Paris to mark the anniversary of the death of Clément Méric, who was killed in a dispute with far-right skinheads in 2013.
Russian president Vladimir Putin at a press conference, 18 December 2014
07/06/2015 - RUSSIA

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government protest

Several thousand protesters, including scientists and intellectuals, took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to express fears for the future of scientific research, which is becoming mired in red ...
Jerry Collins during the 2007 Rugby World Cup match against Portugal
05/06/2015 - FranCE - New ZEaLAND

Former All Black Jerry Collins dies in car crash in south of France

Former New Zealand rugby international Jerry Collins has died in a car accident in in southern France along with his wife. Collins, 34, was capped 48 times by the All Blacks.

Yemeni security forces stationed outside the French embassy in the capital Sanaa, which closed its doors on February 13, 2015
01/06/2015 - France-Yemen

"Bring me back home," calls French hostage in Youtube video

A video of French woman Isabelle Prime, kidnapped in Yemen late February was posted on YouTube on Monday by her captors.
Syndicate contentAsia-Pacific dossiers
Syndicate contentAsia-Pacific features
Japan's disaster a regional concern
26/03/2011 - Asia Pacific
Horror in Japan, US-Pakistan relations
19/03/2011 - Asia Pacific
Tragedy in Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh
13/03/2011 - Asia Pacific
Grameen sacking, India, Pakistan,
05/03/2011 - Asia Pacific
Places I've never been: Nam Le
20/01/2010 - Voices
France's changing face looks east
22/01/2010 - Culture in France
Close