Formula One: Hanoi kicks off 2020 race preps

The head of Formula One says next year’s inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix in Hanoi will be a ‘milestone for motorsports, for Asia and for all the world’.

Kenyan snake farm owner battles to secure more anti-venom

Kenya boasts some of the world’s deadliest snakes, key among them green and black mambas and spitting cobras. As in other poor, rural areas of Africa, Latin America and Asia, venomous snakes pose a public health risk that experts, such as Royjan Taylor, Director of the Bio-Ken venomous snake centre, say has been neglected for far too long.

Saudi Crown Prince meets China’s Xi Jinping

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met China’s President Xi Jinping on Friday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following a global outcry over the Khashoggi killing. IMAGES

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in China

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in China as part of his tour of Asia. IMAGES

Saudi prince starts Asia tour, signs $20 bn deals with Pakistan

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign a raft of investment deals worth up to $20 billion for the cash-strapped South Asian country, as Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launches his Asia tour seeking to emerge from the Khashoggi affair.

NYC’s Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig

Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York’s Chinatown Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia. (Feb. 17)

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Saudi crown prince arrives in Islamabad

Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman is greeted by Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan at the airport in Islamabad, as the powerful royal scion kicks off an Asia tour. IMAGES

US, Asian military forces hold annual ‘Cobra Gold’ exercise

The US and Thailand hold the annual joint ‘Cobra Gold’, the largest US-led military exercises in Asia involving gruelling drills in the Thai jungle, war games, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise. This year’s 11-day exercise is the 38th edition which sees 4500 U.S. personnel participate directly in the exercise.

Crowds gather to spot colorful duck in New York

(5 Dec 2018) The presence of a Mandarin duck has been drawing crowds in New York’s Central Park. The colorful fowl is rarely seen in the wild outside Asia, and experts aren’t exactly sure how one made its way into the Big Apple. (Dec. 5)

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North Korea’s foreign minister visits Vietnam

North Korea’s foreign minister kicks off an official visit to Vietnam as Pyongyang seeks to learn lessons from the Communist, one-party state’s post-war economic reform that has transformed Vietnam into one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. IMAGES