Jimmy Lai, who is in jail, is one of the most visible targets of China’s crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong.
The explosion shattered a cease-fire between the Afghan government and the Taliban during the Muslim Eid holiday, and struck amid fears the coming U.S. withdrawal could tip the country into renewed conflict.
Bookstores have halted sales of a memoir by North Korea’s founding father, and local police are investigating its distribution in South Korea, in the latest of a series of free-speech controversies relating to the Kim regime.
Australia says violators of its travel ban, including its own citizens, could face five years’ imprisonment after New Zealand eases a similar restriction to exempt its own citizens.
The Biden administration intends to steer a middle course in negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs between Donald Trump’s top-level summitry and the Obama administration’s patient stance, U.S. officials said.
The vessel was found cracked into three parts at a depth of 838 meters, far deeper than the 500 meters it was designed to survive, leading the navy to conclude all 53 people on board had perished.
In Myanmar, hundreds of people have been detained and held in undisclosed locations throughout the country since the coup, leaving lawyers scrambling to find them and families unsure whether their loved ones are alive.
Suicide bombing in hotel parking lot in restive Western province followed a series of attacks directed at Chinese interests in the country.
An uptick in Chinese military activity near Taiwan and U.S. concerns about Beijing’s intentions are putting a fresh spotlight on the island’s capabilities to deter any future invasion.
A search is under way for an Indonesian navy submarine with 53 people on board that went missing off the island of Bali and may have lost control during a dive, the Indonesian navy said.
A Seoul court ruled that the Japanese government can’t be forced to provide fiscal compensation to South Korean women coerced into sexual slavery for Tokyo’s military during World War II, adding fresh legal uncertainties to a long-running dispute.
Japan is preparing to reintroduce a state of emergency in Tokyo and Osaka with just three months to go before the Summer Olympics are set to kick off in Tokyo.
A former U.S. senator and two former U.S. deputy secretaries of state have arrived in Taiwan, leading the first unofficial delegation dispatched by President Biden, amid heightened tensions with Beijing over the future of the self-ruling island.
A nascent collaboration is forming between protesters opposed to Myanmar’s military rule and rebel groups who have long battled the country’s military, posing a potential challenge to the ruling generals but also risking escalation of the conflict.
Australia expects its Covid-19 vaccination campaign to be delayed by months because of concerns over side effects from the AstraZeneca vaccine and supply-chain issues.
With the country’s nature reserves shut for most of last year, the endangered animals had more freedom to roam, congregate and mate.
More than two months since the military seized power in a coup and unleashed a deadly campaign to suppress protests, Myanmar’s economy is collapsing.
Kim Jong Un called on officials to brace for a prolonged campaign to tackle the country’s economic problems, comparing the crisis to the 1990s famine that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
South Korean conservatives won two big-city mayoral elections, delivering a rebuke to President Moon Jae-in and his ruling party.
The unusually strong message from Tokyo comes shortly before Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga travels to the U.S. for a summit with President Biden.