Myanmar frees 25,000 prisoners

Myanmar is set to free nearly 25,000 prisoners this year as the country marks its traditional New Year, the president’s office announced on Friday. This...

HRW: Rohingya men killed in village

Myanmar’s military killed numerous Rohingya civilians as they tried to escape government-organised violence near the Bangladesh border, witnesses have told Human Rights Watch (HRW). The...

Pope called to say ‘Rohingya’

As Pope Francis (pictured) begins an official visit to Myanmar tomorrow (Monday), he is facing scrutiny as to whether he will use the word...

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ASEAN nations set Covid-19 example for wealthier counterparts

Two of Asia’s major economies, Japan and South Korea, have donated $1 million to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) coronavirus relief fund....

Lopez steps down as chairman emeritus of Philippines’ media giant

Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III has stepped down from his position as chairman emeritus of embattled Philippine media giant ABS-CBN Corp., months after the latter...

Thailand welcomes long-term tourists

Thailand on Tuesday has approved the entry of foreign tourists who will agree to undergo a 14-day quarantine. According to a report by the Bangkok...