As mental health worsens among women, the UN is asked to declare ‘gender apartheid’

The U.N.’s most powerful body must support governments seeking to legally declare the intensifying crackdown by Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on women and girls “gender apartheid,” the head

Seoul parades troops, powerful weapons in its biggest Armed Forces Day ceremony in years

South Korea paraded thousands of troops and an array of weapons capable of striking North Korea through its capital as part of its biggest Armed Forces

Vatican shares investigation into child abuse allegations against a bishop with police

The Vatican had shared with police findings of an internal investigation of a former Australian bishop over child sex abuse allegations and the church would fully cooperate

Indonesia imprisons a woman for saying a Muslim prayer before eating pork in a TikTok video

A court in Indonesia has convicted a woman of inciting religious hatred and sentenced her to two years in prison for saying a Muslim prayer and then eating

Larger than the Olympics and with an array of regional and global sports

The Asian Games are an attention grabber. For starters, they involve more participants than the Summer Olympics. Organizers say more than 12,000 will be entered when the

Police uncover more gold bars, watches from money laundering scheme

Singapore police uncovered more luxury watches, gold bars and other assets from a massive money laundering scheme that was busted last month, they said, bringing the

King’s estranged son urges open discussion of monarchy, in rejection of anti-defamation law

An estranged son of Thailand’s king who has spent almost all his adult life away from his homeland has unexpectedly gone public with his belief that

New Delhi expels Canadian diplomat, escalating tensions

India expelled one of Canada’s top diplomats today , ramping up a confrontation between the two countries over Canadian accusations that India may have been involved in

Southeast Asia nations hold first joint navy drills near disputed waters

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations began its first joint naval exercise yesterday at a time when several member countries are responding more strongly to increasing

Vatican considers child sexual abuse allegations against a former bishop Saunders

The Vatican is considering the findings of a church investigation into “very serious and deeply distressing” child sexual abuse allegations against a former Australian bishop, a

Kim is back home from Russia, where he deepened ‘comradely’ ties with Putin: agency

North Korea said yesterday that leader Kim Jong Un has returned home from a trip to Russia where he deepened “comradely fellowship and friendly ties” with President

Australia tells dating apps to improve safety standards to protect users from sexual violence

Australia’s government said yesterday the online dating industry must improve safety standards or be forced to make changes through legislation, responding to research that says

Hundreds protest against the government after deputy premier’s graft charges were dropped

Hundreds of people staged an anti-government rally this weekend in the Malaysian capital, accusing Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim of helping his key ally escape prosecution in exchange

Eno Ichikawa, Kabuki theater actor and innovator, dies at 83

Eno Ichikawa, who revived the spectacular in Japanese Kabuki theater to woo younger and global audiences, has died. He was 83. Ichikawa died after suffering

Japan Eno Ichikawa, Kabuki theater actor and innovator, dies at 83

Thailand’s government, seeking return of tourists from China, approves visa-free entry for five months

Thailand’s new government approved this week a measure granting temporary visa-free entry to Chinese tourists, signaling that the recovery of the country’s tourism industry is

Pope’s peace envoy heads to China on mission to help Ukrainian children

Pope Francis’ Ukraine peace envoy, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, is heading to China on the fourth leg of a mission that has already brought him to Kyiv,

EU probes Chinese subsidies for electric vehicles

The European Union is launching an investigation into subsidies that China provides to electric vehicle makers, the head of the bloc’s executive branch said yesterday, as

Australian and Indonesian forces deploy battle tanks in US-led drills

Thousands of soldiers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia and other allied forces demonstrated their armor capabilities on Sunday in combat drills on the Indonesian island of

Kishida says China seafood ban contrasts with wide support for Fukushima water release

Japan's prime minister said that China’s blanket ban on Japanese seafood in reaction to the release of treated radioactive water from a tsunami-ravaged nuclear power plant contrasts

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