Being the biggest continent in the world, Asia includes 50 independent countries and occupies the eastern part of the single Eurasian landmass. Surrounded by the Arctic Ocean from the north, by the Pacific Ocean from the east and by the Indian Ocean from the south, it is separated from Africa by Suez Canal. The Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea separate Asia from Europe, farther the overland border runs through the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River and Ural Mountains. This boundary crosses through the territory of Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, so these states are in both continents.
Armenia and Cyprus geographically are in Asia, but politically and culturally they also are considered as a part of Europe.
The largest of the Asian countries by area is Russia, which occupies about 30% of the total territory of the continent. The smallest one of the independent states is the Maldives, it is an archipelago of islands famous for its beach resorts.
The most visited by tourists country in this region is China as a huge cultural center, followed by no less popular destinations like India, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey. (Source)
Countries in Asia listed below. Click on the country to see related events:
Chronological History of Events Related to Asia
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The Trump administration launched a lawsuit against cable news network CNN Friday, accusing them of defamation over reports alleging the president’s re-election campaign is considering help from Russia. Speaking to Fox News, a Trump attorney said the lawsuit, seeking “millions of dollars” in damages, is about holding the network accountable for libeling President Trump and spewing mistruths to the American people. “The complaint alleges CNN was aware ...Read More
Benjamin Netanyahu defeated Obama-linked leftist Benny Gantz in the Israeli national elections. Netanyahu reportedly won 60 seats for his bloc of right-wing and religious parties in the Knesset. Israel National News reported on Netanyahu’s victory speech. “This is a night of a huge victory for the Likud. I remember our first victory in 1996 was historic, but this time is even sweeter because it is a victory against all odds,” he ...Read More
A video shows a man alleged to be a human trafficker bragging about how he has ‘filled Europe with immigrants’ and how he is making thousands of euros after Turkey opened its borders. The man said he had been trafficking people for 20 years and that he receives 500-600 euros per head for each migrant he successfully exports. Despite serving 6 years in jail for the ...Read More
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The number of violent attacks on Christians in India has been steadily increasing during the administration of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Telegraph reported Sunday. The report suggests that it is precisely “the prime minister’s Hindu nationalist agenda” that has fueled the rise in attacks on Christians manifesting a “worrying trend” of religious intolerance. New data “shows a record number of violent attacks against Christians across the country,” ...Read More
Russia will not introduce politically correct terminology such as “parent #1” and “parent #2” any time soon, Putin told a constitutional reform working group on Thursday, as they discussed family values in Russia. “As for ‘parent #1’ and ‘parent #2’, I have already publicly said it and I will repeat it once more: as long as I am president, we will not have parents #1 and ...Read More
For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. That company was secretly run by the CIA, which had the ability to read all those communications for decades. Greg Miller at the Washington Post: The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for ...Read More