One of the bombmakers in the Bali blasts that killed more than 200 people two decades ago was released on parole on Wednesday, an Indonesian official said, months after Jakarta reduced his 20-year prison sentence.
NEW YORK: Time magazine named President Volodymyr Zelensky as well as "the spirit of Ukraine" as its 2022 person of the year on Wednesday, for the resistance the country has shown in the face of Russia's invasion.
HANOI: Vietnam is eyeing a major defence shift as it seeks to reduce its reliance on Russian arms and launch a push to export locally made weapons, officials and analysts said, with possible buyers in Africa, Asia - and potentially even Moscow.
A joint sitting of parliament votes down the Progressive Movement's bill to change the constitution and decentralise control of local government.
More than 3,000 German law-enforcement officers conducted raids across the country Wednesday and detained 25 people suspected of links to a domestic terrorist group allegedly planning a coup d’etat.
Special investigators have seized about 3,500 smuggled cryptocurrency-mining units operating from rented buildings in Bangkok and Nonthaburi and stealing vast amounts of electricity.
The Royal Thai Army, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and WBC MuayThai, will host the first-ever Amazing MuayThai Festival in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, from Feb 4 to 6 next year, army chief Narongpan Jitkaewthae said on Wednesday.
A policeman was killed and 10 others were injured Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the compound of a police station on Indonesia's Java Island, police said.
BEIJING: China announced Wednesday a nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests against the hardline strategy that grew into calls for greater political freedoms.
The economy remains firmly on the path to recovery despite global uncertainty, and further interest rate hikes will be gradual to ensure that recovery continues, the finance minister said on Wednesday.
HANOI: VinFast, an electric carmaker backed by Vietnam’s richest man trying to take on Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc, has filed for an initial public offering in the United States just as it prepares to deliver its first sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to California customers later this month.
Major streaming platforms have turned abroad as countries reopened -- with Thailand firmly in their sights.