Myanmar’s post-coup civilian death toll climbs past 700

YANGON: A security guard was wounded in a bomb blast outside a military-owned bank in Myanmar's second-biggest city yesterday morning, as the civilian death...

Thai provinces fear virus surge out of Bangkok ahead of holidays

BANGKOK: Almost 40 Thai provinces have brought in entry restrictions and quarantine requirements for people coming from Bangkok and other coronavirus hotspots ahead of...

Myanmar’s UN envoy urges action against junta as carnage continues

YANGON: Myanmar's own ambassador to the United Nations has urged "strong action" against the junta, as reports emerged of scores killed in the military's...

China says UK sheltering ‘wanted criminals’ after HK asylum ruling

BEIJING: China yesterday accused the United Kingdom of sheltering "wanted criminals" after prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law said he had been granted...

Aid flows into cyclone-struck Indonesia as death toll rises

LEMBATA, Indonesia: Two Indonesian navy ships packed with aid arrived yesterday in a cyclone-ravaged section of the archipelago, as the disaster's death toll rose...

Britain slams ‘bullying’ Myanmar over London embassy standoff

LONDON: Britain yesterday condemned "bullying" by the Myanmar junta after the country's ambassador to London was ousted in an extraordinary diplomatic coup after calling...

China weighs carrots and sticks in push to vaccinate millions

BEIJING: Tickets to tourist attractions, shopping coupons, and report cards naming and shaming stores where staff haven't been vaccinated: China is veering from compulsion...

‘It’s the tone’: Palau president explains his China mistrust

  HONG KONG: He leads one of the world's smallest nations, but Surangel Whipps says Palau will not be bullied by anyone into deciding its...

Myanmar group compiles junta rights abuse dossier

YANGON: A group representing Myanmar's ousted civilian government said yesterday it has gathered 180,000 pieces of evidence showing rights abuses by the junta including...

‘Suddenly we heard people scream: Flood!’ Horror in Indonesia

ADONARA, Indonesia: Homeless, injured, and with his daughter dead, Sugeng stares blankly as he comes to grips with the devastation left by floods and...

Myanmar’s activists splash red paint to protest junta bloodshed

YANGON: Myanmar activists daubed roadways with red paint yesterday to protest against the junta's bloody crackdown on protests, as an online fundraising drive to...

Indonesia, East Timor flood death toll surges past 160

LEMBATA, Indonesia: Rescuers were searching for dozens of people still missing yesterday after floods and landslides swept away villages in Indonesia and East Timor,...

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