Bangabandhu’s autobiography translated to Korean

The autobiography of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “The Unfinished Memoirs" has been translated into Korean language as part of celebrating his birth centenary.

Japan minister says necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan

Speaking to the Hudson Institute think tank, State Minister of Defence Yasuhide Nakayama questioned whether the decision of many countries, including Japan and United States, to follow a "one-China" policy that has recognized Beijing rather than Taipei since the 1970s would stand the test of time.

Hong Kong's Apple Daily apologises to readers in farewell note for final edition

Apple Daily has apologised to its readers, hundreds of whom queued past midnight for one of a million copies of the final publication, for not meeting their expectations.

China denounces G7 statement, urges group to stop slandering country

China denounced on Monday a joint statement by the Group of Seven leaders that had scolded Beijing over a range of issues as a gross interference in the country’s internal affairs, and urged the grouping to stop slandering China.

Taiwan says will be 'force for good' after unprecedented G7 support

Taiwan will be a "force for good" and continue to seek even greater international support, the presidential office said, after the Chinese-claimed island won unprecedented backing from the Group of Seven of major democracies.

Covid-19 outbreak builds in Myanmar near Indian border

A new outbreak of Covid-19 is growing near Myanmar's northwestern border with India, bringing the sharpest increase in cases since the military coup in February led to a collapse in health services and the testing programme.

China regulators fine Alibaba $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) for violating anti-monopoly rules and abusing its dominant market position, marking the highest ever antitrust fine to be imposed in the country.

China sentences Uyghur ex-government officials to death for ‘separatism’

Two Uyghur former government officials in China's Xinjiang have been handed death sentences for carrying out "separatist activities", a court said, as Beijing comes under increasing fire for its actions towards minority groups in the region.

‘Create funds for reintegration of migrants who returned due to pandemic’

Parliamentarians of different Asian countries today suggested to create funds and launch financial instruments to ensure sustainable reintegration of migrant workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hong Kong court finds leading democracy activists guilty of unauthorised assembly

A Hong Kong court found seven prominent democrats guilty of unauthorised assembly, including barrister Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the latest blow to the city’s beleaguered democracy movement.

Japanese health minister apologises for staff breaking Covid-19 protocols

Japan’s health minister has apologised after media reported ministry employees had gathered at a restaurant late at night in Tokyo in violation of the government’s Covid-19 contagion protocols.

Hundreds evacuated after massive blaze at Indonesia oil refinery, 5 hurt

Indonesian state oil company Pertamina has said it was trying to control a massive fire at its Balongan oil refinery in West Java that injured five people and led to the evacuation of 950 nearby residents.

Japan state-funded hotel deal pays rent to Myanmar defence ministry

A consortium of private Japanese firms and a Japanese state entity paid rent on a multi-million dollar hotel and office development that ultimately went to Myanmar’s defence ministry, six company and government officials told Reuters.

Hong Kong, Macau suspend Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine over ‘flawed’ vials

Hong Kong and Macau said they were suspending the use of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine after being informed of a packaging problem with a batch of vials.

Aramco discusses cooperation at forum

Ensuring the continuing security of China's energy needs remains Saudi Aramco's highest priority, not just for the next five years but the next 50 and beyond, said Aramco CEO Amin Nasser during the China Development Forum held in Beijing on Sunday.

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

Pakistan’s 2017 census recorded about 10,000 transgender people, though trans rights groups say the number could now be well over 300,000 in the country of 220 million.