China will supply coronavirus vaccines to Pakistan as part of an agreement for vaccine trials to take place in the South Asian nation, according to Pakistani government officials
South Korea’s largest physicians group plans to strike, protesting a government proposal to increase the number of doctors after the country suffered staffing shortages when coronavirus cases surged earlier this year.
The pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper founder and prominent Beijing critic was released after his arrest triggered an outpouring of support among the opposition as authorities enforce a new national security law.
Jimmy Lai, the publisher of Hong Kong’s widely read pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, was arrested on suspicion of foreign collusion under a new national-security law that Beijing imposed on the city.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met Taiwan’s leader and praised its democratic system during a rare high-level visit to Taipei.
The Rajapaksa family cemented its grip on Sri Lanka in parliamentary elections, according to results released Friday, gaining enough seats to push through constitutional changes increasing executive power.
The U.S. and South Korea plan to start their third major combined military exercise using computer simulations as early as next week, two years after President Trump ordered field drills be scaled back.
The city’s expatriate community is shrinking, as new restrictions by China on speech and political activities and a tumultuous year of protests have diminished the allure of living and working in the Asian financial hub.
Australia’s second-largest city is imposing a tough new six-week citywide lockdown in a bid to more quickly suppress the spread of the coronavirus despite widespread community transmission.
Two months ago, the coronavirus seemed to be spreading out of control in Pakistan, a poor country of more than 200 million with a weak health-care system. But the country has dramatically reversed course.
The leader of the mysterious church at the center of South Korea’s major coronavirus outbreak was arrested for withholding and falsifying records, which allegedly hobbled early efforts to curb the virus’s spread.
North Korea’s economy grew by 0.4% in 2019, the first time Pyongyang posted positive growth in three years, despite tough international sanctions.
Lee Teng-hui, who as Taiwan’s first native-born president steered the island’s transition to democracy, became its first popularly elected leader and championed a sense of Taiwanese identity separate from mainland China, has died.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will have to compete with perceptions that it is an extension of China’s foreign policy as suspicions grow in Western countries about Beijing’s rising overseas clout.
Nearly three dozen recently-detected cases have stirred fears about the potential size and source of the outbreak in the country where the pathogen was believed to have been eliminated.
A newly formed national-security police squad arrested four students on Wednesday for alleged secessionist activities on social media, the first such swoop on opposition activists since China imposed the controversial legislation four weeks ago.
The U.S. and Australia announced agreements to bolster diplomatic and military cooperation, presenting a united front against an increasingly aggressive China and the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Prime Minister Najib Razak was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and fined nearly $50 million by a Malaysian court that found him guilty of abuse of power in connection with one of the world’s largest financial scandals that resulted in his defeat in the country’s 2018 elections.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has asked China for help in getting access to a coronavirus vaccine as governments around the world make arrangements to secure supply for their citizens ahead of what is expected to be a global scramble for the much-awaited shots.
Hong Kong, Japan and Australia have all reported new highs for daily infections, showing how difficult it can be to keep Covid-19 at bay—even in places lauded for taking early and decisive action.