Myanmar hosts first regional meeting since army takeover

Myanmar's military government yesterday hosted the first high-level regional meeting since the army took power last year with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and counterparts from Mekong

Outages disrupt services at telecoms carrier

Many users of Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. were still having trouble making calls yesterday after a massive outage throughout the weekend that

Marcos takes helm, silent on father’s abuses

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, praised his father’s legacy and glossed over its violent past as he was sworn in as Philippine

Ressa says courts to decide Rappler closure order

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa said her Rappler news website was operating “business as usual” yesterday and would let Philippine courts decide on a

Gov’t approves first homemade Covid-19 vaccine

Health officials in South Korea yesterday approved the country’s first domestically developed Covid-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in

Sri Lanka sends two ministers to Russia for oil amid crisis

Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities nearly exhausted amid the Indian Ocean island nation’s

Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

People in Tokyo are sweating it out as the government warns of possible power shortages and urges greater efforts to conserve energy while Japan endures

Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered

A U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest

Int’l court prosecutor seeks to reactivate probe

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday he has asked judges for authorization to resume his investigation “as quickly as possible” into the so-called war

Toyota recalls electric car for faulty wheel that may detach

Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll

Japan suspect in Covid relief fraud deported by Indonesia

A Japanese man accused of defrauding the government of 1 billion yen ($7.3 million) intended for small Japanese businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic was arrested

N. Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said yesterday a move that analysts said indicates it plans

‘It’s terrible:’ Philadelphia mayor sorry for slain Filipino

The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city over the weekend

Myanmar minister joins Southeast Asian defense meeting

Myanmar’s defense minister, under sanctions from the United States, Britain and other countries for abuses committed by his country’s military, was welcomed yesterday to an annual

S. Korea runs first successful homegrown space rocket launch

South Korea successfully launched its first homegrown space rocket on yesterday, officials said, a triumph that boosted the country’s growing space ambitions but also proved it has

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

A Japanese court ruled Monday that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said

‘It always wins’: North Korea may declare Covid -19 victory

It’s only been a month since North Korea acknowledged having a Covid-19 outbreak, after steadfastly denying any cases for more than two years. But already it

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi celebrates birthday with cake in court

Although detained by Myanmar’s military government on a slew of charges, ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was able to hold a small birthday celebration during a court

South Asia floods hampering access to food, clean water

Days of flooding are challenging authorities yesterday in South Asia as they try to deliver food and drinking water to shelters across submerged swaths of India

Australian leader refuses to publicly intervene on Assange

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese yesterday rejected calls for him to publicly demand the United States drop its prosecution of WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen

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