March 2016: a  mural of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

Malaysia is negotiating with US-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines MH370, which vanished three ye(...)

 Kim Jong-un with his sister Kim Yo-jong in April 2017: the North Korean leader has promoted his younger sister to the centre of power. Photograph:  Damir Sagolj/Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promoted his younger sister Kim Yo-jong to the country’s decision-making political bureau as it gears up for the f(...)

A Hong Kong fan waves a flag that reads ‘Die for Hong Kong’ during a world cup qualifier at Mong Kok stadium in Hong Kong in 2015. File photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong football fans booed, turned their backs and brandished their middle fingers during a performance of China’s national anthem at a friendly a(...)

A   screen in Tokyo broadcasting a news report showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un after  a North Korean missile  passed over Japan on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

The news that North Korea launched its 15th missile test this year in the early hours of Friday has upped the stakes in an already tense situation. T(...)

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar clamor for bamboo polls and tarpaulins to build homes at a new makeshift-camp near Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on September 3rd. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

A military crackdown against the Rohingya ethnic group has driven hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes in Myanmar. The Ro(...)

 Firefighters leave the religious school  after a fire was brought under control. Photograph: Reuters

A fire at an Islamic boarding school for boys killed at least 24 people, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday m(...)

Ulster University’s world class FireSert research centre: Efectis UK/Ireland Ltd’s mission  is to  enhance public safety and the competitiveness of industry through performance prediction methods  as well as  the development of new fire safe materials. Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

The recent Grenfell Tower tragedy in London and the revelation that five recently built schools in Leinster had failed fire safety audits have brought(...)

Szechuan pork & green bean stir fry

This month I have been travelling across Asia, taking in six countries; Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Macau and Japan. It’s a whirlwind (...)

Vice-admiral Joseph Aucoin, commander of the US 7th Fleet, has been relieved of his duties “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command”, the US navy said in a statement. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The US navy on Wednesday said it had removed its 7th Fleet commander, vice-admiral Joseph Aucoin, after a series of collisions involving its warships (...)

Central to the recent Asian diplomacy on the North Korea crisis has been the regional forum organised in Manila by the Association of Southeast Asian (...)