June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

59 Rohingyas found abandoned on Thai island

Fifty-nine Rohingya people have been discovered on a Thai island, saying they were abandoned by traffickers en route to Malaysia, a police officer said yesterday.

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

North Korea fires ‘8 ballistic missiles’

North Korea launched eight ballistic missiles from multiple locations yesterday, South Korea’s military said, a day after Seoul and Washington completed their first joint drills involving a US aircraft carrier in more than four years.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Junta troops ‘burnt down hundreds of houses’

Myanmar junta troops have torched hundreds of buildings during a three-day raid in the country’s north, local media and residents said, as the military struggles to crush resistance to its rule.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Hong Kong drives memories underground

Hong Kong authorities yesterday detained multiple people as they pounced on any attempt at public commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, as China vies to remove all reminders of the deadly event.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Pak Taliban declares indefinite ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday declared an indefinite ceasefire with Islamabad, saying “substantial progress” had been made in peace talks in the Afghan capital. The TTP is a home-grown movement but shares roots with the Afghan Taliban, who Pakistan has claimed lets its fighters to stage assaults from Afghan soil.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

‘Turkiye’, not Turkey

Turkey has told the United Nations that, at the behest of its president, it wishes from now on to be called “Turkiye” in all languages, the UN announced Thursday.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Dialogue with Suu Kyi ‘not impossible’

Dialogue between Myanmar’s junta and ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the bloody crisis unleashed by the toppling of her government last year is “not impossible”, a junta spokesman told AFP yesterday.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Xi hails China’s rule over Hong Kong

President Xi Jinping hailed China’s rule over Hong Kong on Friday as he led 25th anniversary celebrations of the city’s handover from Britain, insisting that democracy was flourishing despite a years-long political crackdown that has silenced dissent. 

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Fall in revenues at world's largest gambling hub forces businesses to shut down in China's Macau

Plunging casino revenues in Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, are taking a heavy toll on the wider economy, forcing hundreds of businesses to close down and pushing unemployment to its highest level since 2009.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

One killed, 9 hurt in Yangon blast

A bomb blast killed one person and injured nine others in a busy district of central Yangon yesterday, a Myanmar police source told AFP.