Twice a day Hong Kong’s virtually deserted airport fills with the sound of tearful goodbyes as residents fearful for their future under China’s increasingly authoritarian rule start a new life overseas, mostly in Britain.
A dozen Thai pro-democracy student activists were charged with royal defamation and sedition on Thursday, their lawyers said, over a rally last year that demanded reforms to Thailand’s unassailable monarchy.
Seven Hong Kong government supporters who took part in a violent assault on democracy supporters and commuters were jailed Thursday for what the trial judge described as an “indiscriminate attack”.
Hong Kong’s national security police charged four former senior staff of shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily late Wednesday night.
When China begin their quest to extend their Olympic table tennis domination at the Tokyo Games, they will be following a path forged by tragic trailblazer Rong Guotuan.
Taiwan will set up an office in Lithuania using its colloquial name, it announced Tuesday, in a significant diplomatic departure that sparked condemnation from China.
US businesses in Hong Kong fear mainland Chinese internet curbs and want local authorities to commit to the free flow of information, the head of the city’s American Chamber of Commerce said Monday.
A key crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan partially reopened on Saturday, days after the Taliban took control of the Afghan border town in a rapid offensive across the country.
Three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians were kidnapped in southwest Mali on Saturday, the country’s armed forces said, in the latest attack in the war-torn Sahel state.
Hong Kong’s national security police on Friday raided buildings at the city’s top university after its student leaders paid tribute to a man who stabbed a policeman.
Australia’s second largest city was preparing to enter a fresh lockdown Thursday, as countries across the world struggle to quash surges in Covid-19 cases propelled by the highly infectious Delta variant.
The Cannes film festival is set to screen a documentary on the 2019 crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on Friday, potentially risking diplomatic tensions with China.
Thailand on Tuesday defended mixing two different Covid-19 vaccines to battle a surge in infections, after the WHO’s top scientist warned it was a “dangerous trend” not backed by evidence.
Australia will take a group of ambassadors snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef Thursday in a last-minute lobbying effort to keep the World Heritage site off UNESCO’s endangered list.
South Korean mega-hit “Gangnam Style” may be taken off gym playlists in the greater Seoul region — but K-pop giants BTS can stay — under new rules aimed at stemming a rising tide of coronavirus infections.