90 dead in Indonesia, East Timor floods

LEMBATA, Indonesia: Tropical cyclone Seroja pounded Indonesia and East Timor yesterday after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides that have killed at least 91...

Vietnam’s pandemic response leader sworn in as president

HANOI: The man behind Vietnam's successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, was formally sworn in as president in Hanoi yesterday. Phuc,...

Protesters decorate Easter eggs in coup-hit Myanmar

YANGON: Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar decorated boiled eggs on Easter Sunday in the latest protest against the country's military junta. Myanmar has been gripped...

17 missing as boats collide in Indonesia

JAKARTA: Rescuers were searching for 17 missing fishermen after two boats collided in waters off Indonesia's West Java province, officials said yesterday. A fishing...

‘Deepest wreck dive’ reaches US WWII ship off Philippines

MANILA: A US navy destroyer sunk during World War II and lying nearly 6,500 meters below sea level off the Philippines has been reached...

Taiwan mourns deadly train disaster

HUALIEN, Taiwan: Grieving relatives of those who died in Taiwan's worst rail disaster in decades held prayers at the crash site yesterday as salvage...

Myanmar’s rebel groups voice support for protesters as junta continues crackdowns

  YANGON: Ten of Myanmar's major rebel groups threw their support behind the country's anti-coup movement yesterday, fanning fears that a broader conflict could erupt...

Fresh Myanmar conflict keeps Thai village on edge

THAILAND: A sleepy village in remote northern Thailand became a hub of activity this week when it received refugees fleeing Myanmar-a sight that brought...

Suu Kyi faces court as UN envoy warns of Myanmar civil war

YANGON: Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced a court hearing yesterday, after a UN envoy warned of the risk of civil...

US orders diplomats out of Myanmar as violence spirals

YANGON: The United States yesterday ordered the departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar, amid growing violence following the military coup to oust civilian leader...

Australia misses vaccine target amid slow rollout

SYDNEY: Australia will fall well short of its initial COVID-19 vaccination target, Prime Minister Scott Morrison admitted yesterday, claiming European export restrictions were partly...

Wounded Myanmar refugees tell of air strike horror

MAE SUAT, Thailand: Civilians wounded in Myanmar air strikes on rebel positions spoke of their terrifying ordeal after trekking through jungle to seek medical...

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