China gives billionth jab, Brazil reels

BEIJING: China yesterday announced it had administered its one-billionth shot in the world's biggest coronavirus inoculation drive as Brazil's death toll from the pandemic...

Taleban: ‘Islamic system’ only way to Afghan peace, women’s rights

KABUL: The Taleban said yesterday they remain committed to peace talks but insisted a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan was the only way to...

Ultraconservative cleric Raisi wins Iran presidential vote

TEHRAN: Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner yesterday of Iran’s presidential election, a widely anticipated result after many political heavyweights were barred...

HK pro-democracy media executives denied bail

HONG KONG: Two executives from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court yesterday on charges of collusion and were denied bail after authorities...

Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi’s birthday

YANGON: Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair yesterday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who...

HK police raid pro-democracy newspaper

HONG KONG: Hong Kong national security police conducted a fresh raid on the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily yesterday, arresting five executives and carting off computers...

First astronauts arrive at China’s new space station

JIUQUAN: The first astronauts arrived at China's new space station yesterday in the country's longest crewed mission to date, a landmark step in establishing...

‘No regrets’: Myanmar dissidents evade junta with life on the run

BANGKOK: Burner phones, safehouses, sheltering with rebels and months away from loved ones -- Myanmar anti-coup activists have been driven underground by a brutal...

Pandemic sparks surge in Hong Kong ‘devil’s breath’ cash drugging

HONG KONG: A spiked drink, a puff of dust, missing memories, and an empty bank account. Hong Kong's entertainment district Wanchai has been battered...

Japan lifting virus emergency one month before Olympics

TOKYO: Japan's government yesterday approved lifting Tokyo's virus emergency just over a month before the Olympics, but set new restrictions that could sharply limit...

Malaysian court overturns an inquest ruling in teen’s death

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court yesterday overturned an inquest verdict of "misadventure" in the death of a French-Irish schoolgirl who vanished in the jungle,...

Australia govt releases Tamil family from island detention

BRISBANE: Australia's conservative government bowed to public pressure and announced the release of a Tamil asylum-seeking family from island detention yesterday, after the youngest...

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