Myanmar has announced the closure of all its land borders to foreign nationals in a preventative measure against the coronavirus.
The government has told diplomats based in Myanmar and its staff overseas to cancel all public events to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
Iranian president apologizes to Ukrainian leader for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner by Iran’s military.
Tehran denies US reports that Ukrainian airliner was accidentally shot down by Iranian missile.
US President Donald Trump warns Tehran of tougher sanctions following Iranian missile strikes on US forces in Iraq, but says no military action planned.
Japanese, Chinese economic ministers express concerns about effects of Middle East tensions on financial markets at Beijing meeting.
Major Chinese oil company CNPC has pulled about 20 employees from the West Qurna-1 oilfield in Iraq as tensions rise following the US killing of an Iranian general.
Philippine patrol vessel to sail to Middle East to assist in evacuation as Manila orders citizens to leave Iraq following Iranian missile strikes.
At least 170 passengers on a Ukrainian airliner have been killed when the plane crashed after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport; Iran state TV says technical problems were
Iran fires at least a dozen missiles targeting US forces in Iraq; at least 56 killed in stampede ahead of funeral of Iranian commander killed by US.
UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned that global tensions are at their highest point in decades following the US assassination of a top Iranian military leader.
New York judge disqualifies Washington lawyer who previously served as No. 2 in US Justice Department from defending China's Huawei in fraud, sanctions case.
Chinese industrial output growth weakens, dragging down Asian markets; safe-haven assets including gold and yen rise.
Sahar Khodayari had disguised herself as a man to attend a soccer match, which is only open to men in Iran. After her arrest, she set herself on fire in protest.