Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.
Asian shares pulled ahead on Monday while bonds were in demand globally on mounting speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will sound decidedly dovish at its policy meeting this week. Reuters - Published
The United Nations Security Council has concluded that the North Korean government has been using cryptocurrency to evade international sanctions, and is behind a series of cyberattacks on Asian.. WorldNews - Published
At least one gunman killed 40 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country's worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described..
German fashion house Hugo Boss is predicting strong momentum in its online business and Asia in its latest trading statement but as David Pollard reports, its shares still suffered in an inhospitable..
Reuters reports European stock markets opened lower on Wednesday after fresh hostilities erupted between India and Pakistan, causing Asian assets to fall and pushing investors into safe havens such as..
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping. As David Pollard reports, the two..
Asian stocks advanced on Friday as sentiment improved on a report that U.S.-China trade talks were making progress and after UK lawmakers voted to delay a potentially chaotic exit from the European.. Reuters - Published
Political and Islamic leaders across Asia expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday as some revealed their citizens had been caught up in the bloodshed. Reuters - Published
Asian stocks stepped ahead on Friday as sentiment improved on a report that more progress has been made in U.S.-China trade talks and after UK lawmakers voted to delay a potentially chaotic exit from.. Reuters - Published
Asian stocks made modest gains on Friday, tracking improved global sentiment after UK lawmakers voted to delay Brexit and as a weaker yen supported Japanese shares, but a fresh flare up in U.S.-China.. Reuters - Published
By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - China on Thursday rejected comments by Salvadoran President-elect Nayib Bukele, who accused the Asian power of not playing by the rules and intervening in.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Vietnam has repeatedly called on Malaysia for a fair trial of one of its citizens accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, the southeast Asian nation's.. Reuters - Published
Asian shares stumbled on Thursday after Chinese data signaled further weakness in the world's second-biggest economy while the pound eased off nine-month highs ahead of another Brexit vote. Reuters - Published
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A leading researcher on China's ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education.. Firstpost - Published
South Korea passed several emergency measures to fight the "social disaster" facing the country in the form of air pollution on Wednesday after record levels of fine dust have lingered in the air the.. WorldNews - Published
U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses a conference on Tuesday, seeking to get them to help the administration's effort to boost crude exports to Asia.. Reuters - Published
North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party won reelection to maintain control of the country’s Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), with 99.99 percent voter turnout. With only one approved candidate.. WorldNews - Published
The pound jumped and Asian shares rallied on Tuesday after the European Commission agreed to changes in a Brexit deal ahead of a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement. Reuters - Published
According to Ministry of external affairs, PM Modi told the Turkish President that "terrorism remains one of the gravest threats to global peace and security" while Turkish President expressed his.. DNA - Published
Asian shares inched up on Monday as Chinese markets rebounded on hopes of more policy support for the slowing economy, but surprisingly weak U.S. employment data raised doubts about the strength of the.. Reuters - Published
Asian shares struggled for traction on Monday after U.S. employment data raised doubts about the strength of the global economy, while investor jitters ahead of crucial Brexit votes in the UK.. Reuters - Published
Asian shares pulled back on Monday after U.S. employment data raised doubts about the strength of the global economy while investor jitters ahead of crucial Brexit votes in the UK parliament this week.. Reuters - Published
Italy wants to join China's giant "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan to boost Italian exports, not to strengthen political ties with the Asian giant, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on.. Reuters - Published
Recent reports bear claims that North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang has attained an estimated $670 million in fiat foreign currencies as well as cryptocurrencies. As reported by Asian media outlet.. WorldNews - Published