Myanmar shadow government wants ASEAN crisis talks invite

YANGON: Myanmar's shadow government yesterday urged Southeast Asian leaders to give it a seat at the table during crisis talks next week, and not...

Kyrgyzstan pushes poisonous root as virus cure

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan is using a poisonous root as a treatment against the coronavirus despite health warnings as the country battles a new wave...

Myanmar junta leader set to join ASEAN summit

YANGON: Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing will join a special ASEAN summit next week, the Thai foreign ministry said yesterday, his first official...

Anniversary highlights Aboriginal deaths in Australian custody crisis

BRISBANE: Thirty years after sweeping reforms were recommended to end the injustice of Indigenous deaths in Australian custody, a spate of recent fatalities and...

China’s Xi to join European climate summit as Kerry arrives for talks

SHANGHAI: Chinese President Xi Jinping will join a virtual climate summit with France and Germany, Beijing announced yesterday, as US envoy John Kerry visited...

Myanmar protesters throw red paint in the streets

YANGON: Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sloshed red paint in the streets yesterday to symbolize the blood spilled and more than 700 lives lost in...

Muslims start Ramadan under shadow of virus

JAKARTA: Surging coronavirus cases in many parts of the world overshadowed the start of the holy month of Ramadan yesterday with festivities curtailed by...

Japan to release Fukushima water into sea

TOKYO: Japan will release more than a million tons of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, the government said...

Myanmar heading towards Syria-style ‘full-blown conflict’, warns UN chief

GENEVA: The UN rights chief warned yesterday of possible crimes against humanity in Myanmar and said it seemed to be heading towards a massive...

Epoch Times defiant after HK printing press attacked

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong newspaper linked to a spiritual group banned in China said yesterday it would "never back down" after a gang...

No mood to celebrate: Myanmar to snub famed water fight festival

YANGON: Instead of the usual water pistols, splashing and jubilant crowds during Myanmar's New Year festival of Thingyan, this year's holiday will see real...

‘Stand tall’: Hong Kong media tycoon Lai writes letter from jail

HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has told his staff to "stand tall" in a handwritten letter from prison where he...

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