The Union Election Commission will soon announce which of the 7,000 potential candidates are qualified to run in the November election.
Speaking a day after his release, Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai said he didn’t expect to be detained under a new security law so soon, and vowed to fight for democracy.
Japan and Singapore will ease COVID-19 travel restrictions for businesspeople and expatriates starting next month.
North Korea has lifted a lockdown imposed on Kaesong, the border city where the country’s first suspected coronavirus case was detected.
Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow and publisher Jimmy Lai were released one day after their arrests under the region’s new security law.
The large number of people working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic is believed to have contributed to a record number of dengue cases in Singapore this year.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered special resources sent to the locked down city of Kaesong, where a suspected COVID-19 case was detected, state media said.
Clinical trials of the Japanese drug Avigan have begun in the Philippines as a possible treatment for COVID-19.
All travelers arriving in Singapore will be electronically tagged to ensure they abide by the required 14-day quarantine to curb COVID-19.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks with former Information Minister U Ye Htut about Myanmar’s place in the latest stage of US-China tensions in Southeast Asia.
Due to the introduction of more fuel-efficient models and changes brought about by the coronavirus, Boeing said it would stop making 747 airliners in 2022.
India’s coronavirus caseload has passed 1.5 million with more than 34,000 deaths.
China has reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections since April 12, with 101 new cases, many in the far west.
A Malaysian court has sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to 12 years in jail on multiple charges in the first of a series of corruption trials.
After several years of seeming to tilt toward China, how will Myanmar react to the US’s new assertiveness in Southeast Asia?