Indonesia is about to announce a glowing report on Sinovac vaccine based on a study on 128,000 health workers.
YANGON: Myanmar's Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country's nascent democracy, with some prominent religious leaders defending the new junta.
NEW DELHI: India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday, while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth day, but the virus is rampant in rural areas where cases can go unreported due to a lack of testing.
TAIPEI: Taiwan's lucrative fishing industry has come under fire for subjecting its migrant workforce to forced labour and other abuses, contrasting with the government's promotion of the democratic island as a regional human rights beacon.
NEW YORK: As coronavirus restrictions ease and people get back on planes, they are learning of a new travel development -- passengers who behave badly aboard flights are facing US fines many times the price of the airline ticket.
PARIS: Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and four-fifths are in India or China, according to a risk assessment published Friday.
WASHINGTON: The major US pipeline network forced offline by a cyber attack began to reopen Wednesday, its operator said, after a five-day shutdown prompted motorists to frantically stock up on gasoline and some gas stations on the US east coast to close.
Phuket is set to welcome 129,000 international tourists in the first three months of the quarantine-free programme, while the government will team up with airlines to subsidise 100,000 one-way domestic air tickets, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).