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US B-52 strategic bomber flying over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea's nuclear test, South Korea, 10 January 2016. Picture: EPA/SOUTH KOREAN AIR FORCE

US to work with Japan and South Korea to track North Korean rocket

In a move that has triggered international alarm, North Korea says it will launch a rocket some time during an 18-day period beginning on Monday

China confirms it is holding Hong Kong booksellers

STREET PROTEST: A demonstrator in Hong Kong yesterday during a protest over the disappearance of five booksellers. Picture: EPA

Amnesty International accuses Beijing of having ‘total contempt for due process and the rule of law’ after country says it is holding the missing booksellers

China bags seed giant to fill food gaps

Ren Jianxin, chairman of ChemChina hands over documents next to Michel Demare, chairman of Swiss farm chemicals giant Syngenta during a press conference to present Syngenta's annual results in Basel on Wednesday. Picture: AFP

State-owned ChemChina agrees to $43bn bid for Swiss seed and pesticide producer Syngenta, aiming to improve domestic food production

Pakistani airline strike grounds passengers

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Airports remain crippled as strike by employees of Pakistan International Airlines against privatisation enters its fourth day

Directive fuels talk of bid to crown Suu Kyi

Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

The article of the constitution bars anyone with a foreign spouse or foreign children from becoming president


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