The Union Election Commission will soon announce which of the 7,000 potential candidates are qualified to run in the November election.
Former WHO chief Gro Harlem Brundtland has accused the US of being ‘counterproductive’ during the COVID-19 pandemic and leading an ‘assault’ on multilateralism.
US Health Secretary Alex Azar, the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan since 1979, criticized China’s ‘bullying’ of the island during his trip to Taipei.
Beijing said it will impose sanctions on 11 Americans including senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in retaliation for US action against Chinese officials over Hong Kong.
The coronavirus has infected more than 20 million people worldwide and killed more than 730,000, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.
The US has now seen more than 5 million coronavirus cases and over 160,000 deaths, according to various surveys; Reuters report finds one in 66 residents is infected.
British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro offered both a warning and message of hope in a speech marking the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki, his birthplace.
On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, three more countries ratified the UN nuclear weapon ban treaty, taking the total to 43.
The US State Department has lifted its advisory warning against all air travel overseas due to COVID-19, but continues to urge citizens to use caution.
Beijing has urged the US to allow an open investment environment after President Trump vowed to shut down Chinese-owned app TikTok’s US operations if they weren’t sold.
A huge explosion in Beirut, believed to have originated at a facility storing ammonium nitrate, has killed more than 70 people and injured some 3,700.
President Trump said he would ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok unless a local firm buys its US operations; Microsoft in talks on purchase.
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.
Experts in Australia have revised upward their estimate of the number of animals killed or impacted by the country’s recent bushfires to 3 billion from 1 billion.
Following Australia, Canada and Britain, New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of Beijing’s new security law for the territory.