Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said US vaccine donations convinced him to keep a military deal between the two long-time allies that forms a key part of President Joe Biden’s efforts to counter Chinese influence in the region.
CHON BURI: This eastern province reported five more deaths and a record 1,359 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with most infections found in three districts - Muang, Si Racha and Bang Lamung.
NARATHIWAT: One ranger was killed and four others seriously wounded when insurgents attacked the 45th Ranger Task Force operations base in Tak Bai district early on Tuesday, police reported.
Hong Kong will allow vaccinated tourists from all but 10 places in the world to enter the city starting on Aug 9, a significant easing of some of the tightest border curbs in the world.
The United States said Monday that Myanmar's junta was playing for time with a two-year election timeframe as Secretary of State Antony Blinken prepared to encourage Asean to appoint an envoy.
WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday hit President Joe Biden's goal of administering at least one dose of a Covid vaccine to 70% of adults almost a month late, as the newest wave of infections pushed hospitalisations to levels seen last summer.
PARIS: An estimated 4.7 million fewer girls are expected to be born globally in the next 10 years because of sex-selective practices in countries with a cultural preference for male offspring, a trend that could undermine social cohesion in the long term, research showed on Tuesday.