Category: Asia

G7 to counter China’s belt and road with infrastructure project: Senior US official

CARBIS BAY, England: The Group of Seven rich nations will announce on Saturday (Jun 12) a new global infrastructure plan…

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow released on city’s protest anniversary

HONG KONG: Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow was released Saturday (Jun 12) from prison on the second anniversary of the city’s…

Malaysia could spend nearly US$2 billion on fuel subsidies this year: Finance ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to spend 8 billion ringgit (US$1.95 billion) on fuel and cooking oil subsidies this year,…

India’s daily COVID-19 infections at more than 2-month low

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday (Jun 12) reported 84,332 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, the lowest in…

Start-up launches India’s first COVID-19 home test kit

LONAVLA, India: Indian start-up Mylab Discovery Solutions hopes that its inexpensive COVID-19 home test kit – the country’s first – will help…

G7 summit outlines health pact to stop future pandemics

CARBIS BAY, United Kingdom: G7 leaders are on Saturday (Jun 12) set to agree a joint declaration aimed at preventing another pandemic,…

Myanmar Dissident Deaths in Custody, Unapproved Autopsies Prompt Calls For Probe — Radio Free Asia

Several dissidents who spoke critically of the junta takeover of Myanmar’s democratically elected government have died in detention and were…

China reports 35 new COVID-19 cases, up from 22 infections day earlier

SHANGHAI: China reported 35 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Jun 11, up from 22 a day earlier, the…

Cambodia Denies U.S. Full Access to Naval Base During Embassy Visit — Radio Free Asia

The U.S. embassy in Cambodia said Friday that its defense attaché was denied complete access during an invited visit to…