May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

Provide arms for fight against junta

The defence chief of Myanmar’s shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military,

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Thailand to give away cannabis plants for home cultivation

Thailand’s public health minister, who has spearheaded the country’s drive to decriminalize cannabis, says the government will distribute 1 million of the plants free when most legal restrictions...

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Marcos Jr wins big

The son of the disgraced late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos yesterday vowed to work for all people after his stunning election victory, and told the world to judge him by his presidency,...

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Protests break out as Marcos Jr elected new president of Philippines

The Philippines woke to a new but familiar political landscape on Tuesday, after an election triumph by Ferdinand Marcos Jr paved the way for a once unimaginable return to the country's...

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Dictator Marcos’ son in lead for Philippines presidency with huge margin

Ferdinand Marcos Jr looked on course for a huge victory in the Philippines presidential election on Monday, after an unofficial tally of two thirds of the votes showed the son of the notorious late...

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Afghan women express defiance

Women in Afghanistan yesterday expressed defiance after the Taliban issued a directive ordering them to cover fully in public, including their faces, or stay indoors, saying the change would...

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Ex-security chief anointed HK’s next leader

A former security chief who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement was anointed the business hub’s new leader yesterday by a small committee of Beijing loyalists. John Lee, 64, was...

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Crowds jeer Lankan PM on rare outing

Boos and heckles greeted Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday on his first public outing since nationwide protests erupted demanding his ruling family resign over the worsening economic crisis.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

‘Better they stay at home’

The Taliban yesterday imposed one of the harshest restrictions on Afghanistan’s women since seizing power, ordering them to wear the all-covering burqa in public.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

North Korea nuke test ‘imminent’

North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile yesterday, Seoul said, its second missile launch in three days, after the United States warned Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear...