The U.S. State Department said it was “seriously concerned” by the incident.
Recent developments have spotlighted the longstanding problem of abuse and mistreatment of Philippine migrant domestic workers, particularly in the Gulf region.
Nepal’s poor stand to be hard hit by the freeze on economic activity.
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A Taliban statement warned of more violence if the U.S. and Afghan government continue alleged violations of the Feb. 29 deal.
The Russian Aerospace Forces will begin receiving the Su-57 this year, according to Sukhoi Corporation.
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A closer look at the significance of a recent development with respect to COVID-19 in mainland Southeast Asia.
“This virus is like the wind,” said one returnee. “You do not know where it comes from and how you get infected.”
The event spotlighted one of the aspect of Indonesia’s development of its military capabilities.
The Navy commissioned USS Delaware, the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine on April 4.
While the development is a notable and encouraging one, how it will impact the insurgency’s future dynamics is less clear.
Cultivated meat could be a possible solution to satisfy China’s heightened demand.
Authorities said Sunday they arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees after their boat was found adrift near the northern resort island of Langkawi.
The surge of domestic violence in China amid COVID-19 lockdowns points to the ineffectiveness of its Anti-Domestic Violence Law.
Taiwan is living proof that control of an emerging virus can be achieved through science, technology, and democratic governance.
Mongolia has yet to be hit hard by the pandemic, but the precautions taken have substantially decreased other incidences of disease.
The pandemic has led to the resurrection of heavy law enforcement in Uzbekistan.
Returning to Bishkek, photographer Stephen Lioy was placed in quarantine at a site he’s always wanted to explore: the old U.S. military base.
For the third time, Indonesia faces a critical inflection point amid several converging crises.
Whether to lockdown is not a binary question. We need to ask, under what conditions should we do it?
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.
U.S. Forces Japan takes precautions as COVID-19 spreads in Japan.
Glaciers in the small Indian state are experiencing a massive threat.
The domestic political effects of the Vietnam War have been far-reaching.
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Kim Jong Un gets back to missile testing.
The masks will go to the U.S. and EU countries, along with Taiwan’s 15 diplomatic allies. Future mask donations will target South and Southeast Asian nations.
With the world focused on COVID-19, Trump signed the TAIPEI Act into law.
Mosques remain open in Pakistan, even as they have been shut down across much of the Middle East and elsewhere.
The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders.
As stay-at-home advisories gain traction and customer numbers dwindle, music venues, bars, and clubs say they face bankruptcy without subsidies.
Having already lived through decades of war, Afghans are now bracing themselves for another battle against COVID-19. The world cannot stand idly by.
The recent anti-Muslim riots in New Delhi have elicited a strong rebuke from Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia.
Indonesia prefers to partner with other countries, not China, in building its new capital city. That’s a wake-up call for Beijing.
Containing the disease in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh could be a daunting task.
“Our people will die of hunger before they are killed by the coronavirus if we don’t get enough help.”
Hong Kong’s most marginalized – including refugees – are at particular risk. Time for the government and society to take action.
Chinese nationalists are mobilizing hate against fellow citizens returning from abroad. The government seems content to sit back and watch.
Curfew violators, poor and displaced residents, activists, and alleged “fake news” disseminators are facing arrest and persecution as they accuse authorities of failing to provide relief.
What should we make of the countries that have not reported cases? Are they unable to test? Are they lying? Are they that isolated?
Lockheed Martin was awarded $4.7 billion to build 78 new F-35 fifth-generation combat aircraft.
Devout Hindus are adapting to religious practice under lockdown.
The Indian Navy is reportedly considering three refurbished Kilo-class boats from Russia.
The Indonesian government is considering cancelling a contract with South Korea for three Nagapasa-class diesel-electric attack subs.
Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship by Friday, according to U.S. Navy officials.