Former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled protests stemming from an economic crisis in his home country last month, reportedly plans to return to Singapore soon.
Visiting US Secretary of State Blinken and Thai Foreign Minister Don signed a strategic alliance communique and a supply chain MoU.
Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot while speaking at an election rally in Nara and died in hospital; a 41-year-old man was arrested at the scene.
Abe was speaking in western Nara region when he was shot from behind; his condition has not been confirmed but was reported as ‘cardiorespiratory arrest’.
US officials met the NUG’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit as the White House announced some $150 million in energy, maritime pledges for SE Asia.
US officials are expected to show support for democratic forces in Myanmar and tout a scaled-back trade deal for the region at the two-day ASEAN-US summit in Washington.
The regime claims the spread is under control and the cases of the latest COVID-19 variant have almost all come from abroad and it is not spreading domestically.
ASEAN informed Beijing it would not accept the junta chief at the upcoming meeting to commemorate 30 years of ties between the country and the regional bloc.
The State Counselor, who has been held by the military regime since Feb. 1, approached the Japanese ambassador about restoring the sword before her arrest.
U Myint Maung, who has been held since the February coup, was charged with alleged incitement, violation of COVID-19 rules and corruption.