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Asia

21 Jan
Japan's Foreign and Defense ministers held a virtual meeting with their French counterparts on Thursday to discuss Indo-Pacific cooperation. Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Defense Minister Nobuo...
21 Jan
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Thursday welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Cairo with an honour guard ceremony. Egypt is the last leg of Moon's Mideast tour, during which he made stops...
20 Jan
Japan announced Thursday it would be sending emergency relief goods, including drinking water and equipment for cleaning volcanic ash, to Tonga following Saturday's eruption. Two aircrafts carrying drinking...
20 Jan
Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said a navy ship loaded with aid and supplies will soon depart Brisbane on its way to Tonga to help with the relief effort after the huge volcanic eruption. Australia will...
20 Jan
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced new measures against the coronavirus Wednesday, as omicron cases hit a record high in the capital. Tokyo and a dozen other areas in Japan will face new COVID-19...
19 Jan
The United Nations on Tuesday raised the death toll from twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan the day before to 26, saying three villages of around 800 houses were flattened. At least four people were injured...
19 Jan
Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. On...
19 Jan
The Japanese prime minister on Tuesday emphasised his plans to improve the economy while tackling COVID-19 in a speech to a virtual gathering hosted by the World Economic Forum.  Fumio Kishida emphasized...
18 Jan
Hindus in Malaysia celebrated the festival called thaipusam on Tuesday, with devotees making their way up the temple's 272 steps to fulfil vows and perform prayers. The yearly festival was held with strict...
18 Jan
Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 during a speech at a virtual gathering hosted by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Xi urged other world...

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