Koreas | Kim suspended action against South for impasse

North Korea said yesterday leader Kim Jong Un suspended a planned military retaliation against South Korea, in an apparent slowing of the pressure campaign it has waged against its rival

Philippines | Villagers brace as volcano grows restive

Philippine villagers near a restive volcano on a central island are bracing for possible evacuations that would require physical distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic, an official said yesterday. The Philippine

Asia Today: Beijing’s outbreak appears to be firmly waning

BEIJING — New virus cases declined Wednesday in China and in the capital Beijing, where a roughly two-week spike appears to be firmly on the wane. A total of 12 cases

Asia Today: Virus sets off new school closures in Australia

MELBOURNE — Australia's Victoria state has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, resulting in the closing of two primary schools in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews said there would be

Asia Today: 4th-worst-hit India sees rural virus cases soar

India's coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections soar in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major cities have returned in recent weeks. India's health ministry on

India cautions China over its claim to area of deadly clash

India yesterday cautioned China against making “exaggerated and untenable claims” to the Galwan Valley area even as both nations tried to end a standoff in the Himalayan region where their

Asia Today: Beijing’s daily cases drop, India’s rise sharply

China's capital reported a decline in newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday, with a public health expert saying a recent outbreak in the city was under control and the number

China says it agrees with India to peacefully solve tensions

China said yesterday that it is seeking a a peaceful resolution to its Himalayan border dispute with India following the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the most violent confrontation

Asia Today: Beijing adds more measures to curb new outbreak

BEIJING — Beijing reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases Wednesday as it fights a new outbreak with strict measures aimed at reducing human contact and the chances of

North Korea blows up inter-Korea office, raising tensions

North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea yesterday in a carefully choreographed display of anger that sharply raises

Asia Today: More controls used in Beijing as outbreak grows

BEIJING — China increased testing and lockdown measures in parts of the capital Tuesday to control what appeared to be its largest coronavirus outbreak in more than two months. The 40

Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term

An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian

Asia Today: Beijing reinstates virus controls as cases rise, Seoul traces new infections

BEIJING — China reported 49 new coronavirus cases on Monday as the capital Beijing reinstated measures to contain a resurgence. Of the new cases, 36 were reported in Beijing, traced to

Asia Today: China sees 57 new cases, Bangladesh over 3,000

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported its biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases in two months after closing the biggest wholesale food market in Beijing and locking down nearby residential

Asia Today: India records single-day high, Beijing outbreak at market

NEW DELHI — India reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, another single-day high for the country, as it passed the grim milestone of 300,000 cases. The Health Ministry

Asia Today: Tracing harder in S. Korea, Indian cases spike

SEOUL — South Korea has reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, all but two of them in the greater capital area, continuing a weekslong resurgence that health authorities fear will

Asia Today: India surge continues with nearly 10,000 cases

The number of coronavirus cases in India continued to rapidly increase Wednesday, with officials reporting nearly 10,000 new cases over the past 24 hours. The spike has come as the government

Asia Today: New Delhi reverses limits on testing, sickbeds

New Delhi has reversed orders that limited the scope of coronavirus testing and reserved hospital beds for city residents as the Indian capital's caseload continues to surge. Delhi's numbers of infected

Asia Today: Jakarta partly reopens after lockdown

Indonesia's capital partly reopened on Monday after two months of lockdown, as the world's fourth most populous nation gradually reopens its economy. Jakarta, home to 11 million people, had been under

Asia Today: China reports first local infection in weeks, India sees 10,000 new cases

China on Sunday reported its first non-imported case of the new coronavirus in two weeks, an infected person on the island of Hainan off the southern coast. The National Health Commission

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