Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of the coronavirus continues to recede. The new regulation

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases today (Wednesday), showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier. The country has now confirmed more than 5.6 million cases. The

Gunmen seize businessman in southern Philippines

Gunmen seized a businessman in front of his wife and son Wednesday in the southern Philippines and government forces were trying to track down the abductors and their victim, police

Asia Today: Vietnam to resume international flights

Vietnam will resume international commercial flights to several Asian destinations starting Friday, after a monthslong shutdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The flights, however, are reserved for Vietnamese nationals, diplomats, experts,

Thailand moves a step closer to welcoming back foreign tourists

Thailand will start issuing special visas to foreign tourists starting October, easing a more than five-month-old ban on visitors to revive the nation’s ailing tourism-reliant economy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s cabinet

Book: Kim Jong Un told Trump about killing his uncle

President Donald Trump's comments about the threat from the novel coronavirus attracted widespread attention after excerpts from journalist Bob Woodward's book "Rage" were released. The excerpts also provide new details

Asia Today: India reports record 1,133 new virus deaths

India today (Tuesday) reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total. The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India's tally to nearly

China, India accuse each other of border moves, firing shots

India and China accused each other today (Tuesday) of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border despite talks on ending the escalating tensions. China said Indian

India's coronavirus cases surged to 4.2 million, the second-highest total in the world, on Monday as urban metro trains partially resume service in the capital New Delhi and other states. The

Asia Today: India adds another 83K, nears 2nd most in world

The number of people confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in India rose by another 80,000 and is near Brazil's total, the second-highest in the world. The 83,341 cases added

Asia Today: Beijing receiving first int’l flights since March

Beijing's main international airport today (Thursday) began receiving international flights again from a limited number of countries considered at low risk of coronavirus infection. Passengers flying in from Cambodia, Greece, Denmark,

North, South Korea brace for strong typhoon, flights halted

Hundreds of flights were canceled in South Korea while North Korea’s leader expressed concern about a potential loss of lives and crops as the countries braced for a fast-approaching typhoon

Asia Today: SKorea orders doctors to stop strike amid crisis

Health officials in South Korea ordered thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus cases. Health Minister Park

Asia Today: South Korea closes many schools again amid surge

South Korea is closing schools and returning to remote learning in the capital region as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. Education Minister

Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains

Asia Today: India has record high of 69,000 more infections

India counted another record high of new coronavirus infections today (Thursday) as it ramped up testing to more than 900,000 a day. The 69,652 new cases pushed India's total past 2.8

Asia Today: 623 virus cases linked to South Korea church

South Korean health workers have found more than 600 coronavirus infections linked to a Seoul church led by a vocal opponent of the country's president as officials began restricting gatherings

North Korea to hold key party meeting amid economic woes

North Korea will open a high-profile political conference today to discuss unspecified "crucial" issues as it struggles to keep afloat a sanctions-ravaged economy hit further by its anti-virus efforts and

Asia Today: Philippine capital’s virus lockdown to be eased

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most

Asia Today: Victoria adds 21 deaths, Singapore clears dorms

The Australian state of Victoria today (Wednesday) reported a record 21 virus deaths and 410 new cases from an outbreak in the city of Melbourne that has prompted a strict

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