Singapore will shut most schools from Wednesday after the city-state reported the highest number of local COVID-19 infections in months, including several that were unlinked, according to authorities on Sunday.All primary, secondary and junior colleges will shift to full home-based learning from W
The Philippines has started barring the entry of travelers from Oman and the United Arab Emirates as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, particularly the COVID-19 variant from India.
“All existing travel restrictions of passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangl
Maldives police have arrested two people over an assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed who has been taken off life support, officials and relatives said Saturday.The Indian Ocean island has called in international help to investigate Thursday’s bomb attack that left the d
An explosion in the Maldives capital Male on Thursday night injured former president and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, police said.
The explosion occurred near Mr Nasheed's home in the Neeloafaru Magu neighbourhood.
He was taken to ADK hospital to be treated for multiple injuries.
Blasts from at least one parcel bomb in Myanmar killed five people, including an ousted lawmaker and three police officers who had joined a civil disobedience movement opposing military rule, media reported.
Since the elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown in a c
The UN Security Council called on Friday for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar as stated in an Asean plan.
Unanimous approval was given for a joint statement which had been modified for compromise with China and Russia.
The plan, which also calls for the naming of an envoy from the Associa
Kyrgyzstan said at least 31 people were killed after heavy clashes at its disputed border with Tajikistan, as officials from the two ex-Soviet countries met Friday in a bid to defuse tensions.Clashes between communities over land and water along the pair’s long-contested border are regular o
Ethnic Karen guerrillas said they captured a Myanmar army base Tuesday in what represents a morale-boosting action for those opposing the military’s takeover of the country’s civilian government in February.
A spokesman for the Karen National Union, the minority’s main political
Thailand on Sunday set a record for the daily number of COVID-19 deaths for the second consecutive day, just as authorities step up the response to a rapid third wave of infection after about a year of relative success slowing the novel coronavirus’ spread.The government reported 2,438 new c
The Philippine coast guard is conducting drills in the South China Sea which an official said Sunday were part of efforts to secure “our maritime jurisdiction” over the disputed waters.The exercises near the Philippine-occupied Thitu Island and China-controlled Scarborough Shoal come a
South-East Asian leaders said on Saturday they had agreed on a plan with Myanmar's junta chief to end the crisis in the violence-hit nation, but he did not explicitly respond to demands to halt the killing of civilian protesters.
"It's beyond our expectation," Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Y
Sri Lanka’s police arrested a top Muslim legislator Saturday in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks that killed 279 people, as pressure mounted to speed up the investigation.Detectives took Rishad Bathiudeen, leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Party (ACMP) and a former minister, into
Southeast Asian leaders are to meet Myanmar’s top general and coup leader in an emergency summit in Indonesia Saturday, and are expected to press calls for an end to violence by security forces that has left hundreds of protesters dead as well as the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other pol
BANGKOK: Thailand reported 1,390 new coronavirus cases on Monday, slowing from six days of record highs, amid a third wave of infections in the Southeast Asian country.Three deaths were reported. The new cases took the total number of infections to 43,742, with 104 deaths.
Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing is set to join Southeast Asian leaders at a special summit in Jakarta next week, the Thai foreign ministry said Saturday, in what will be the coup leader’s first official trip since the military deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Since the Februar
Strict COVID-19 lockdowns in the Philippines capital and four adjacent provinces will be eased from April 12, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday.Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite will be placed under a less restrictive community quarantine st
A statistic published by "Reuters" agency showed that Coronavirus infections in South Asia exceeded 15 million on Saturday, in light of the increase in daily infections and the shortage of vaccines.
In the South Asia region, which includes India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives
Taiwan’s foreign minister on Wednesday said the island will defend itself “to the very last day” if attacked by China.Joseph Wu said China’s attempts at conciliation while engaging in military intimidation are sending “mixed signals” to the island’s reside