Asia

Fleeing Violence in Myanmar, Thousands Camp Along Thai Border River

Fleeing Violence in Myanmar, Thousands Camp Along Thai Border River

Thousands of Myanmar villagers are living under makeshift tents alongside a river that borders Thailand, fearful of returning to homes…
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge in Australia

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge in Australia

The number of patients in hospitals in the Australian state of Victoria with COVID-19 has risen to its highest level…
China Locks Down Third City, Raising Affected to 20 Million

China Locks Down Third City, Raising Affected to 20 Million

BEIJING —  A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined…
Rising inflation in India could become a ‘pain point’ for the economy

Rising inflation in India could become a ‘pain point’ for the economy

A pedestrian speaks on a mobile phone as he watches a digital screen relaying the budget speech by Indian Finance…
Omicron cases, inflation, interest rates and oil prices

Omicron cases, inflation, interest rates and oil prices

The Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. Noriko Hayashi | Bloomberg via Getty Images SINGAPORE — Futures pointed to a lower…
City Near China’s Winter Olympics Site Has Omicron Outbreak

City Near China’s Winter Olympics Site Has Omicron Outbreak

A city near Beijing, the site of next month’s Winter Olympics, has begun a mass COVID testing campaign because of…
North Korea hypersonic missile claim aims to boost position: Analyst

North Korea hypersonic missile claim aims to boost position: Analyst

People watching a TV at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea, which showed a file image of North Korean…
Omicron, China slowdown, tapering, economist says

Omicron, China slowdown, tapering, economist says

Passersby wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are reflected on a screen displaying stock…
Hong Kong Travel Restrictions Could Have Dire Consequences

Hong Kong Travel Restrictions Could Have Dire Consequences

International business groups are urging Hong Kong to restart international flights after a ratings group warned the travel restrictions, imposed…
India “Monitoring” Bridge Being Built by China Along Border

India “Monitoring” Bridge Being Built by China Along Border

NEW DELHI —  China’s construction of a bridge spanning a Himalayan lake that lies along the India-China border has reinforced…