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AseanPlus News 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

North Korea testfires cruise missile

B>SEOUL:/BNorth Korea fired a cruise missile into the Sea of Japan yesterday, ratcheting up tensions as it tries to force the United States into nuclear negotiations at a time when Washington's eyes are firmly on Iraq.

Nation 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Why an Iraq war is wrong

The movement against a US war in Iraq continues to gather momentum worldwide, as the prospect for war itself approaches. BUNN NEGARA considers the developments behind this phenomenon, including some of the reasons why such a war is so unpopular.

AseanPlus News 26 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

N. Korea test fires missile

B>SEOUL:/BNorth Korea test fired a missile and accused the United States of conducting spy flights, upstaging yesterday's inauguration of a new president in Seoul attended by US Secretary of State Colin Powell.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Roh stands firm on N. Korea, US ties

B>SEOUL:/BRoh Moo-hyun takes over as South Korean president today determined to live up to his twin campaign pledges of keeping peace on the Korean peninsula and achieving a more balanced relationship with Washington.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

China quake leaves 257 dead

B>BEIJING:/BAt least 257 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured yesterday when an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale ripped through a remote area in northwest China, flattening hundreds of buildings, including schools.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

China to play an unseen role in N. Korea issue

B>BEIJING:/BChina is interested in doing what it can to persuade North Korea to give up its suspected nuclear weapons programme but prefers to play its role quietly, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Powell brings 'hot dog' diplomacy

B>BEIJING:/BFirst came #8220;ping pong#8221; diplomacy. Now, get ready for #8220;hot dog#8221; diplomacy.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

N. Korean missile launch ups tensions in Asia

North Korea's test launch of a missile into the sea between Korea and Japan generated a wave of disbelief and anger among its Asian neighbors, who warned it would only increase anxiety in an already nervous region.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

S. Korea urges US to open dialogue with N. Korea

South Korea's president ended five years in office on Monday, saying direct dialogue between the United States and North Korea would be key to ending the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

AseanPlus News 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

US confounds Iraqi opposition

B>DUBAI:/BIraq's fractious opposition appears to have been thrown off balance by declared US plans to set up a military government in Baghdad after the eventual ouster of Saddam Hussein.