HANOI, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- ASEAN airlines can expect more passengers in the next 12 months as indicated by a recent survey, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

SEOUL, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday emphasised the improved relations with neighbour, North Korea for the denuclearised Korean Peninsula, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

BAGHDAD, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday called on Iraqi Kurds to cancel a planned independence referendum scheduled for next month, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

GUANGZHOU, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, landed in the city of Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong Province at noon Wednesday, bringing gales of up to 45 metres per second, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

ANKARA, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- Turkey and Jordan urged 'serious and effective' talks between Palestine and Israel to end the long-running conflict, according to a joint statement issued by the country's two leaders, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

BANGKOK, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- A two-day event is being held in Bangkok to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN highlighting the prospect of intra-ASEAN trade, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.