Category: Asia

IN FOCUS: How Johor’s residential property market has been hit hard by COVID-19

JOHOR BAHRU: When Singapore business owner Jonathan Gan purchased a 4-room condominium at Lovell Country Garden in 2018, he thought…

North Korea Preaches Self-Reliance to Struggling Citizens — Radio Free Asia

North Korea is forcing citizens to attend ideological education sessions promoting self-reliance as the solution to their economic woes, but…

UN Urges ASEAN to Intensify Diplomacy on Myanmar — Radio Free Asia

The U.N. human rights chief urged ASEAN on Friday to intensify efforts to stop violence in post-coup Myanmar, days after…

China Using Law to Curb Dissent, Political Opposition in Hong Kong: UK

Hong Kong and Chinese officials are engaging in sweeping curbs on dissent and political opposition, a U.K. government report said…

UK PM Johnson backs Tokyo Olympics, Japan wants more G7 support

CARBIS BAY, England: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (Jun 11) gave the Tokyo Olympics a show of public support…

Hong Kong Censors to Screen Movies For ‘National Security’ Breaches — Radio Free Asia

The Hong Kong government announced on Friday that all films, especially documentaries, will soon be vetted for breaches of a draconian national…

US, China clash as Biden debuts at G7

WASHINGTON: The United States and China clashed in rare talks on Friday (Jun 11) as President Joe Biden made his international…

McDonald’s BTS meal frenzy sparks COVID-19 closures in Indonesia

JAKARTA: More than a dozen Indonesian McDonald’s outlets were temporarily shuttered on Wednesday (Jun 9) over COVID-19 fears as the chain’s…

Pakistan sets ambitious growth target with US$54 billion budget

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan announced a budget on Friday (Jun 11) of 8.4 trillion rupees (US$54 billion) for the next fiscal year, basing…

WHO, UNICEF declare end of polio outbreak in the Philippines

MANILA: A polio outbreak in the Philippines has ended, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s…