India’s famed Taj Mahal monument has reopened to tourists, with special health precautions in place, after a six-month closure due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to summit Mt. Everest 10 times—a feat he achieved without supplementary oxygen—has died at the age of 72.
Breaking a long-standing taboo on criticizing royalty, thousands of protesters in Bangkok on Sunday called for reform of the monarchy and the government’s resignation.
The Thai prime minister has called on protesters to call off plans for an anti-government rally on Saturday, saying it could lead to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
South Korea has reaffirmed its commitment to deepen economic ties with Myanmar after projects agreed during President Moon’s visit last year were delayed due to COVID-19.
As Yoshihide Suga took over as prime minister of Japan, the governments of China, South Korea and Russia expressed a desire to improve ties.
India has reported 1 million new COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks alone, taking its total past 5 million.
Trade on Myanmar’s border with China has ground to a halt and truckloads of goods are stranded after the Chinese town of Ruili closed its customs office due to COVID-19.
Ten illegal migrants from Myanmar were detained without travel documents in Thailand’s Tak province as officials there tighten border security amid COVID-19 fears.
The World Trade Organization has ruled that 25-percent tariffs imposed by the US on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports run counter to international trade rules.
A court in Hong Kong has indicted 26 pro-democracy activists for their involvement in an event to mark the anniversary of China’s 1989 massacre of student protesters.
Australian Financial Review journalist Michael Smith, who fled China after being questioned in a ‘security’ case, said he feared he would be ‘disappeared’ by authorities.
Hong Kong’s security chief said the island won’t intervene in the cases of 12 residents who fled by boat and were detained by China, which has labeled them separatists.
Lawmakers from the ruling LDP were expected to vote for Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga to replace Shinzo Abe as party president and Japanese premier on Monday.
The parent company of Singapore Airlines has announced 4,300 job cuts at the carrier and two other airlines as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on global travel.