The surge in the dollar has set Asian currencies on course for their worst quarter since 1997 and created a dilemma for central bankers.
TOKYO: Thailand has begun a campaign to attract international tourists, and especially Japanese travellers, using the popularity of homegrown productions of "boys' love," or BL dramas, as a drawcard.
Medical services for Covid-19 patients must be paid for by their own or by pre-existing health insurance schemes after Thailand enters a post-pandemic stage on July 1, the government said.
ISTANBUL: Turkey said Wednesday it would seek the extradition of 33 alleged Kurdish militants from Sweden and Finland under a deal to secure Ankara's support for the Nordic countries' NATO membership bids.
PARIS: A French court is to hand down verdicts Wednesday against 20 men accused over the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris, after a marathon 10-month trial that reopened the scars of modern France's worst peacetime atrocity.
TAIPEI: Taiwan on Wednesday rebuffed a complaint from the Philippines about live fire drills around a Taiwan-controlled island deep in the South China Sea, saying it had the right to do so and always issues a warning of its exercises.
NEW YORK: Two days after Rudy Giuliani claimed a worker had assaulted him at a Staten Island supermarket, the once-vaunted former mayor was spending Tuesday morning like many men his age: complaining about his aches and pains.
Flecked with sewage, a prisoner grapples with an overflowing bucket as he and his fellow inmates clean Bangkok's congested drains for the first time in two years.
SEOUL: Flights between the capitals of South Korea and Japan resumed on Wednesday after being suspended for more than two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Thai embassy in Seoul has warned people going from Thailand to South Korea that cannabis and cannabis-based products are illegal there and carry stiff jail terms, with deportation and the likelihood of being barred from future entry.