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Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

Wednesday marked the eighth straight day of demonstrations by a movement that was launched in March

22 Oct 2020 2:27 PM

The underground 'Parthenon' protecting Tokyo from floods

In Tokyo alone there are 10 other underground reservoirs and three flood tunnels, and more flood-protection structures are being built

12 Oct 2020 12:03 PM

Taiwan claims entrapment after China shows spy 'confession'

China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has repeatedly denounced Taipei for offering support to Hong Kong’s protests

12 Oct 2020 10:51 AM

South Korea eases social distancing curbs amid COVID-19 downtrend

Daily infections have fallen largely into the double-digit range in the past two weeks

11 Oct 2020 5:19 PM

Nagorno-Karabakh truce under severe strain as both sides allege violations

Both sides accused one another of breaking the ceasefire almost immediately on Saturday

11 Oct 2020 5:10 PM


North Korea unveils 'monster' new intercontinental ballistic missile at parade

The parade featured North Korea’s ballistic missiles for the first time since Kim began meeting with international leaders, including Trump

11 Oct 2020 1:16 PM

Kyrgyzstan president calls in military as protesters clash in streets

Earlier the president had said he was ready to resign once a new cabinet was appointed - which could happen on Saturday

10 Oct 2020 10:51 AM

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh

The announcement follows 10 hours of talks between the diplomats in Moscow, which were sponsored by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

10 Oct 2020 9:12 AM

China tells Indian media not to call Taiwan a country, Taiwan says 'get lost'

China, which claims Taiwan and regards it as a wayward province, made its displeasure evident in an e-mail to journalists in India

09 Oct 2020 10:29 AM

Protests in Indonesia against new jobs law enter third day

Met with cautious optimism by financial analysts, the bill has sparked outcry, with labour unions, students and academics criticising it

08 Oct 2020 2:42 PM


India, Japan finalise pact for cooperation in 5G tech, AI

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar met his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi for a bilateral meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday

08 Oct 2020 1:06 PM

Locks, chains: Coronavirus puts Indonesia's mentally ill back in shackles

Padlocks, shackles and chains are used to cover for a lack of proper mental health provision in the world's fourth most-populous nation

07 Oct 2020 9:47 AM

Opposition in Kyrgyzstan claim power after storming government buildings

Kyrgyzstan is a close ally of Russia and has long been a platform for geopolitical competition between Moscow, Washington and Beijing

06 Oct 2020 2:33 PM

India, US, Australia, Japan to discuss China's growing power in Quad talks

The talks follow recent tensions between China and India over the border issue as well as Australia's deteriorating ties with China

06 Oct 2020 10:42 AM

Taiwan says military under pressure from China as missions mount

China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, has stepped up its military activities near the island

06 Oct 2020 10:14 AM


Armenia, Azerbaijan clashes resume over separatist region

The fighting erupted September 27 and has killed dozens, marking the biggest escalation in the decades-old conflict over the region

05 Oct 2020 5:53 PM

Interpol issues 'red notice' for Thai Red Bull heir over hit-and-run

The charges against Vorayuth, grandson of Red Bull's co-founder, were dropped in July - sparking public outrage from Thais

05 Oct 2020 11:27 AM

Taiwan scrambles jets for second day as Chinese jets buzz island

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen pledged deeper ties with the US as 18 Chinese fighter jets crossed the midline of Taiwan Strait

19 Sep 2020 11:42 AM

Seoul city seeks $4 million in damages from church over new COVID-19 outbreak

A fresh wave of infections erupted at a church whose members attended a large protest in downtown Seoul in mid-August

18 Sep 2020 2:40 PM

China begins military drills as senior US official visits Taiwan

Concerned over the ever-closer relationship between Taipei and Washington, China has stepped up military exercises near the island

18 Sep 2020 10:50 AM