Olympic Games organizers in South Korea are doing their part to reduce tensions with North Korea by including the North's athletes in the games alongside US, Chinese, and South Korean athletes as a sign of peace.
As the opening ceremonies approach, only a third of tickets have been sold. South Korea worries that tourism, expected to rise exponentially during the games, may ultimately falter because of tensions between neighboring North Korea and the United States.
President Moon Jae-in and President Xi are set to meet for the first time since Mr. Moon's election in May. The two leaders aim to ease tensions since South Korea allowed the United States to deploy a contentious missile defense system on its soil.
The Olympic torch was lit during a ceremony held at the stadium in Ancient Olympia and it now on its way to Pyeongchang for the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Game organizers have promised safety and security in the face of tensions with North Korea.
The ruling Communist Party inserts President Xi Jinping's name into the party's constitution, the first leader whose name will be enshrined in the party ideology while alive since Chairman Mao. The status expands Mr. Xi's power both domestically and over foreign policy.
Charged with inciting unlawful protests against the Chinese government, the activists' release comes amid uncertainty with what China's 'one country, two systems' approach means for freedom of speech within the city.
The siege had sparked fears the Islamic State group was gaining new ground as it weakened in Syria and Iraq. The official defeat of ISIS has brought relief to the region.
As military forces rid Marawi of the few remaining ISIS militants, small groups of residents are returning to the debris strewn city since fleeing in May when the fighting started.
Having bested his rivals, President Xi is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Oct. 18.
As the National Football League gains popularity among young people in China, networks work to find commentators with sufficient knowledge of the game who are up to the challenge of translating the 'totally weird' rules.
Myanmar's government responds to international pressure and sends a shipment of aid to Myanmar's Rakhine state, providing food for those who have been affected by the Rohingya crisis within the country.
Residents of Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in Asia, are scrambling to provide hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees pouring over their border with some semblance of normalcy.
The two nations at the heart of the Rohingya crisis search for solutions. But if the Rohingya are finally granted citizenship in Myanmar, would they want it?
Unlike the Obama administration, President Trump has said little on Philippine President Duterte's war on drugs. In response, Mr. Duterte has cut down on his criticisms of the US.