Second night of Netherlands violence

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: The Netherlands has been hit by a second night of riots, as coronavirus curfew frustrations boiled over, even as US President...

Secretive Vietnam congress begins under cloud of ‘repression’

HANOI: Vietnam's secretive, twice-a-decade political transition kicked off yesterday, with the Communist Party poised to select its future leaders who will have to contend...

Myanmar army raises prospect of coup after voter-fraud claims

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Myanmar's powerful military yesterday raised the spectre of staging a coup as it ramped up demands for an investigation into alleged voter...

Nine trapped Chinese miners confirmed dead, one still missing

BEIJING: Chinese rescue workers have found the bodies of nine more miners after an explosion a fortnight ago, local officials said yesterday, raising the...

North Korean envoy to Kuwait defects to South

SEOUL: A senior North Korean diplomat who was acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to the South with his family, reports said yesterday. Ryu...

Rescuers save 11 trapped Chinese miners

BEIJING: Rescuers in east China yesterday pulled 11 miners from hundreds of meters underground where they had been trapped for two weeks, state media...

Tears and fears as India’s huge coronavirus vaccine push falters

GREATER NOIDA, India: India's huge coronavirus vaccination drive is behind schedule, with a third of recipients not showing up for appointments because of safety...

Myanmar’s displaced Christians rebuild lives on Yangon’s outskirts

YANGON: Hammering at bamboo poles to erect a stilt house, minority Christians who have fled conflict in northern Myanmar are building a sanctuary on...

Wuhan marks one year since lockdown as pandemic rages

WUHAN, China: The Chinese city of Wuhan marked one year since the start of its traumatic 76-day coronavirus lockdown yesterday, while the pandemic raged...

China calls for ‘better angels’ to prevail in reset with Biden’s US

BEIJING: China yesterday congratulated US President Joe Biden on his inauguration and called for a reset in relations between Beijing and Washington after a...

Rescue shaft offers hope for trapped Chinese miners

BEIJING: Rescuers are widening a communications shaft in the hope of extracting a group of Chinese gold miners who have been trapped deep underground...

Chinese city struggles to build huge COVID quarantine center

BEIJNG: Thousands of prefabricated rooms fill a vast field on the outskirts of China's Shijiazhuang city as construction crews work around the clock to...

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27th January