India readies coronavirus vaccine rollout

NEW DELHI: India aims to begin vaccinating its 1.3 billion people against coronavirus from Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries,...

Crew on crashed Indonesian jet did not declare emergency: Investigator

Divers search plane wreckage for black boxes JAKARTA: The crew of an Indonesian passenger jet that crashed off Jakarta at the weekend with 62 people...

A year after first death, coronavirus source still a puzzle

WUHAN, China: It is the world's most pressing scientific puzzle, but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the...

Black boxes of crashed plane found

JAKARTA: Body parts, twisted wreckage and clothing were plucked from waters off the Indonesian capital yesterday after a passenger jet with 62 people aboard...

Kazakhs vote in opposition-free parliamentary vote

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan: Voters headed to parliamentary polls in Kazakhstan yesterday with the ruling party expected to score a big win and the oil-rich country's...

Landslides kill more than 11 in Indonesia

JAKARTA: At least 11 people were killed, including a six-year-old boy, and scores more were missing after deadly landslides hit Indonesia's West Java province,...

Sri Lanka sticks to cremation of Muslim virus victims

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government insisted Friday on the cremation of all coronavirus victims, rejecting international pleas and recommendations from its own experts to allow...

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...

China tightens curbs on new cluster ahead of Lunar New Year

BEIJING: Two Chinese cities south of Beijing further tightened virus restrictions yesterday and issued week-long stay at home orders to residents as authorities race...

Devotees flock to Manila church for miracle from Catholic icon

MANILA: Thousands of devotees thronged a church in the Philippine capital yesterday for a glimpse of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ believed to...

Washington chaos leaves image of ‘exceptional’ America in tatters

SYDNEY: The storming of the US Congress left America's image as a beacon of democracy severely tarnished yesterday, with allies unable to hide their...

Asian nations toughen virus fight as pandemic rages worldwide

TOKYO: Countries in Asia were stepping up their fight against the coronavirus again yesterday in a fresh effort to suppress an illness they had...

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22nd January