Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

SHANGHAI: The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had decided they wanted to...

Indonesia jet loses contact, crash feared

JAKARTA: An Indonesian budget airline plane with 62 people on board is suspected to have crashed into the sea shortly after the Boeing 737...

Philippines hopes for a peace deal with rebels – Manila, communist guerrillas kick off...

OSLO: The Philippine government said yesterday it hoped to reach a peace deal with communist guerrillas within a year, as the two sides kicked...

China has shut down 13,000 websites since 2015

BEIJING: China has shut down or revoked the licenses of 13,000 websites since 2015 for violating the country's internet rules, state media reported Sunday....

Pope denounces ‘hardships and trials’ facing Catholics in China

Communist authorities tighten curbs on religion VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis paid tribute yesterday to Chinese Catholics for holding on...

Australia closes state border for the first time in 100 years

MELBOURNE: Members of the Australian Defense Force take a swab sample at a drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing station in the Melbourne...

Philippine storm death toll surges

This handout photo taken and released by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) shows a woman standing...

China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies aged 61

SHENYANG, China: China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died yesterday while still in custody following a battle with cancer, authorities said, after officials ignored international...

North Korea fires another ballistic missile

US stress 'ironclad commitment' to defend allies SEOUL: North Korea yesterday test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches which have sparked...

Man ‘hid in gutter to peep up skirts’

TOKYO: A man in Japan who hid in a drain for five hours, allegedly to snap photos up women's skirts, was given away when...

India leaves nearly two million off citizens’ list

GUWAHATI: People check their names on the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Buraburi village in...

China’s richest man ‘doubled fortune in 12 months’: Forbes

BEIJING: China's richest man saw his fortune balloon by nearly $17 billion-a sum larger than the GDP of Iceland-in the past year, business magazine...

E Paper

22nd January