Muslims start Ramadan under shadow of virus

JAKARTA: Surging coronavirus cases in many parts of the world overshadowed the start of the holy month of Ramadan yesterday with festivities curtailed by...

Japan to release Fukushima water into sea

TOKYO: Japan will release more than a million tons of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, the government said...

Myanmar heading towards Syria-style ‘full-blown conflict’, warns UN chief

GENEVA: The UN rights chief warned yesterday of possible crimes against humanity in Myanmar and said it seemed to be heading towards a massive...

Epoch Times defiant after HK printing press attacked

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong newspaper linked to a spiritual group banned in China said yesterday it would "never back down" after a gang...

No mood to celebrate: Myanmar to snub famed water fight festival

YANGON: Instead of the usual water pistols, splashing and jubilant crowds during Myanmar's New Year festival of Thingyan, this year's holiday will see real...

‘Stand tall’: Hong Kong media tycoon Lai writes letter from jail

HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has told his staff to "stand tall" in a handwritten letter from prison where he...

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...

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