China said Saturday it had launched a mechanism enabling it to restrict foreign entities, a much-anticipated move seen as retaliation to US penalties against Chinese companies such as telecom giant Huawei.
Thousands of protesters in Thailand’s capital demonstrated against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday, with many also demanding reforms to the powerful monarchy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Yoshihide Suga on his election as Japan's new prime minister, expressing hope for the development of friendly ties between Tehran and Tokyo in all fields.
Assistant Foreign Minister of China Deng Li in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador in Beijing Mohammad Kehsavarz-Zadeh voiced his country's interest in sustainable expansion of ties with Iran in all fields.
Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar faces from predecessor Abe Shinzo's lineup.
South Korea's Unification Ministry sought to reopen dialogue with North Korea Wednesday, with relations in the deep freeze just days before the second anniversary of a wide-ranging cooperation agreement.