Monday, December 6, 2021

Myanmar jungle rebels struggle for cash and guns

KAYAH STATE: Young anti-coup recruits line up at a secret camp in Myanmar, hands behind their heads and stomachs braced, waiting for a drill...

Myanmar junta chief meets ousted Suu Kyi party stalwart

YANGON: Myanmar's junta chief sat down with a prominent senior figure of Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted party yesterday, the first significant meeting since...

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 14

JAVA: Rescuers in Indonesia raced to find survivors in villages blanketed by molten ash yesterday after the eruption of Mount Semeru killed at least...

Thousands flee as Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupts

JAKARTA: Indonesia's Mount Semeru erupted yesterday, spewing out a tower of smoke and ash that plunged local communities into darkness and forced thousands of...

Hong Kong launches China-style tracking app for mainland travel

HONG KONG: Hong Kongers travelling to China will need to download a tracking app similar to those used on the mainland, local officials said...

Taiwan to ‘deepen’ Honduras ties under pro-Beijing Castro

TAIPEI: Taiwan's president congratulated Honduras opposition candidate Xiomara Castro yesterday for an election win that looks set to usher in a government that could...

Duterte’s chosen successor exits Philippines presidential race

MANILA: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's chosen successor yesterday announced his withdrawal from the 2022 presidential race, saying it was "not yet my time". Senator...

Myanmar court delays verdict in Suu Kyi incitement trial

NAYPYIDAW: A Myanmar junta court yesterday postponed giving a verdict in the incitement trial of deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the first...

Japan bars new foreign arrivals over Omicron

TOKYO: Japan will reinstate tough border measures, barring all new foreign arrivals over the Omicron COVID variant, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced yesterday, just...

Kyrgyzstan holds parliamentary vote as tensions rise

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan went to parliamentary polls yesterday as tensions simmer after claims of a plot to unseat populist President Sadyr Japarov, who rose to...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi due to hear first verdict in junta trial

YANGON: Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to hear the verdict in her incitement trial tomorrow, the first in a catalogue...

First ‘robotaxis’ enter service in Beijing

BEIJING: It looks like a normal car but the white taxi by the kerb has nobody driving it, and communicates with customers digitally to...

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