Chinese President Xi Jinping has opened a regional economic forum by calling for more cooperation among Asian nations. He urged Asia to build "a community of common destiny."
The Turkish parliament has passed a contentious security law that gives police more powers. The bill sparked vehement criticism from the opposition, which fears it could be used to suppress dissent ahead of elections.
South Korea has demanded the release of two of its citizens being held by the North on allegations of spying. Seoul has also denied that the two men were involved in espionage operations against the North.