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Japan ruling party sets Sept 14 vote on PM Abe's successor

Key LDP factions have already thrown their support behind Suga, who is expected to formally announce his candidacy later today

02 Sep 2020 11:50 AM

2 dead, 2 missing after Mauritius oil spill clean-up boats collide

It is tragic that we lost two of the tugboat crew, while two others are still missing, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said

01 Sep 2020 6:24 PM

Defying China, Czech delegation arrives in Taiwan

China last week denounced Vystrcil's visit as undermining the political foundation of China-Czech relations

30 Aug 2020 2:13 PM

Party election to pick PM Abe's successor around September 15

Abe’s resignation marks the end of his tenure and the start of a several-week race to replace Japan’s longest-serving premier

29 Aug 2020 11:12 AM

Japan PM Shinzo Abe announces he will resign over health problems

Speculation about the prime minister's health has been swirling for weeks but reached fever pitch in recent days

28 Aug 2020 11:33 AM


China's offer of coronavirus tests for all in Hong Kong meets with public distrust

Democracy activists share concerns that people’s DNA will be collected and abused under the cover of testing

27 Aug 2020 11:09 AM

Thai court issues new arrest warrant for notorious Red Bull scion

Earlier this year prosecutors had decided to drop charges against him, which caused widespread anger in the country

26 Aug 2020 2:01 PM

Hong Kong scientists discover case of man getting reinfected with COVID-19 virus

The man had mild symptoms the first time and none the second time

25 Aug 2020 3:34 PM

10 dead, dozens wounded in twin bombing in Philippines

The attack happened in Jolo in Muslim-majority Sulu, where government-backed security forces have long been fighting the Abu Sayyaf group

24 Aug 2020 3:13 PM

Second hospital visit stokes health worries about Japan’s Abe as he sets tenure record

Abe surpassed a record for longest consecutive tenure as premier set by his great-uncle Eisaku Sato half a century ago

24 Aug 2020 11:31 AM


US envoy joins Taiwan president at military memorial

Washington's support for Taiwan's democratically elected government has been a chronic irritant in relations with Beijing

23 Aug 2020 3:20 PM

Hong Kong slams US decision to end extradition treaty

US had formally notified withdrawal from bilateral deals with HK, covering surrender of fugitives, transfer of prisoners and tax exemptions

20 Aug 2020 4:54 PM

Indian captain of Japanese ship arrested over Mauritius oil spill

Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, captain of MV Wakashio, charged with endangering safe navigation and is in custody pending a bail hearing next week

19 Aug 2020 11:07 AM

Mortar shells strike Kabul as Afghans mark Independence Day

No militant group claimed responsibility for the attack and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage

18 Aug 2020 1:23 PM

Taiwan to step up efforts to prevent Chinese spies settling

Taiwan has offered to welcome Hongkongers who wish to settle there after China's imposition of the controversial national security law

17 Aug 2020 12:22 PM


Campus-based Thai protest movement extends reach to streets

The movement had already declared three core demands: new elections, constitution amendment and ending intimidation of government’s critics

17 Aug 2020 11:03 AM

Tensions rise in Thailand ahead of fresh pro-democracy protest

Thailand has seen near-daily demonstrations for the past month by student-led groups denouncing Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha

16 Aug 2020 3:33 PM

South Korea reports largest jump in new coronavirus cases since March

Authorities have been struggling to stem transmissions linked to churches, nursery homes, schools, restaurants and door-to-door salespeople

16 Aug 2020 10:20 AM

Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end, PM Abe stays silent on wartime hostilities

Abe has increasingly sought to whitewash Japan’s brutal past since taking office in December 2012

16 Aug 2020 9:48 AM

South Korea fears infections getting out of control

With 103 new cases reported Friday, this is the first time since late March that the daily increase surpassed 100 two days in a row

15 Aug 2020 11:05 AM