Category: Asia

Mongolians in Japan Protest During Chinese Foreign Minister’s Visit

Ethnic Mongolians in Japan have staged protests during a visit by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi to the country this…

Cambodian Court Drops Charges Against Two Cambodia Daily Reporters Charged With ‘Incitement’

A court in Cambodia’s Rattanakiri province on Tuesday dropped felony charges of “incitement” against two former reporters for the now-shuttered…

Hundreds evacuated in Indian city of Chennai as cyclone nears

CHENNAI: Hundreds of people in low lying areas in India’s southern city of Chennai were evacuated and more than 150 relief…

China’s Xi Jinping congratulates Joe Biden, hopes for ‘win-win’ ties

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday (Nov 25) and expressed hope for “win-win cooperation” amid…

Carrie Lam Targets Hong Kong’s Youth With Changes to Education, Job Scheme

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam set out an array of policies on Wednesday targeting the city’s youth, including sweeping changes…

Malaysia Airlines MH17 case: Judges reject request to investigate alternative crash scenarios

AMSTERDAM: Judges hearing the case against four defendants in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Wednesday (Nov…

COVID-19 risk to consumers from cold chain products ‘very low’, says Chinese official

BEIJING: The risk to consumers of catching the coronavirus from cold chain food products was “very low,” a senior Chinese…

Thai protesters call on king to give up royal fortune

BANGKOK:  Thousands of Thai protesters on Wednesday (Nov 25) called on King Maha Vajiralongkorn to give up control of a…

Unified ASEAN can avert South China Sea conflict: Philippine minister

MANILA: Tensions in the South China Sea will increase due to a US-China rivalry that could be kept in check,…

Nearly 100 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

Some 97 whales and three dolphins died in the stranding, which conservation department staff were alerted to around midday local…