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Myanmar doctors in hiding and hunted by the junta as Covid crisis ravages the country

A severe Covid-19 wave is devastating Myanmar — a country already on its knees following February’s military coup — with people queuing for hours for oxygen in major cities and…

Tracking Covid-19 vaccines in the US

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

Indonesia is now the epicenter of Asia’s Covid-19 crisis. Here’s what you need to know

CNN —   For much of last year, it seemed like Indonesia had managed to keep its Covid-19 outbreak largely under control. Now, the island nation – home to about…

Britain says it will permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters

Britain said on Tuesday it would permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters after its Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and escort ships sail to Japan in September through seas where…

Singapore police arrest teen for suspected murder of 13-year-old boy

CNN —   A 16-year-old boy was due to be charged with murder by Singapore police on Tuesday after a 13-year-old boy was found dead with multiple wounds in a…

France, South Pacific nations to combat ‘predatory’ fishing as China extends reach

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that France and South Pacific nations would launch a South Pacific coast guard network to counter “predatory” behavior, which an adviser said was…

Americans sentenced to prison for helping Carlos Ghosn flee Japan

A Tokyo court on Monday sentenced United States Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor to two years in prison and his son to one year and eight months for helping…

Thai protesters clash with police as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

CNN —   Police used tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse protesters trying to march on Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s office on Sunday to demand he…

Afghanistan withdraws diplomats from Pakistan following alleged kidnapping of ambassador’s daughter

Islamabad CNN —   Afghanistan is withdrawing its diplomats from Pakistan following the alleged abduction of the ambassador’s daughter in the capital Islamabad, according to the Afghan foreign ministry. Silsila…