Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

Chinese government supports Lam, condemns violence HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam yesterday indefinitely delayed a proposed law...

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

Bill's second debate delayed as protest numbers surge HONG KONG: Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas...

China launches new web cleanup campaign amid fresh takedowns

More foreign media websites blocked in recent days BEIJING: China launched a new campaign to clean up its internet,...

Drones, money, cheap drugs: Laos route spewing meth into Thailand

Drug gangs now using drones along Thai-Laos border NAKHON PHANOM: As dusk falls along the Mekong River, a...

China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes ‘foreign interference’

Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally BEIJING: China yesterday strongly backed the Hong Kong government...

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japan law

TOKYO: Miyako Shirakawa was a 19-year-old college student when she was raped by an older man. She said that when the attack...

Hong Kong political crisis builds after huge protest against extradition law

Broad business, legal and social concern over bill HONG KONG: Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political...

Why is Japan’s Abe going to Iran? What can he accomplish?

TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads prayer at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran. - AFP

Hong Kong court issues landmark ruling on benefits for gay couples

Artistic Director, Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai, Jin Xing speaks at the 4th annual Pride and Prejudice event in Hong Kong...

Indonesian cities empty out as scores leave to mark Eid

JAKARTA: Millions of Indonesians were on the move at the weekend as they returned home to villages and towns across the world's...

Floating sweatshops: Is the fish you eat caught by ‘slaves’?

Seafood companies turn to vulnerable migrant workers to remain profitable JAKARTA: Enslaved, beaten, malnourished, and so desperate for water...

China threatens to deprive US of rare earths

US relies on China for 80% of its rare earths imports BEIJING: Chinese state media yesterday dangled the...

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