‘Vaccine or jail?’: Duterte warns as COVID’s Delta variant surges

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Philippine president also threatens to use ‘shots for pigs’ on Filipinos who refuse to get inoculated amid reports of low turnouts in some vaccine...

U.S. to share 55 million COVID shots with Latin America, Africa & Asia

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The White House laid out a plan on Monday to share 55 million U.S. COVID-19 vaccine doses globally, with roughly 75% of the doses...

Indian, Sri Lankan foreign ministers review bilateral agenda

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Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday spoke to his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena, covering bilateral issues as well as regional cooperation...

New deputy PM in Australia after party revolt

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Australia will have a new deputy prime minister after Barnaby Joyce won a leadership contest on Monday in the government's junior coalition partner the...

A drop in China’s unemployment rate hides a lack of jobs

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While urban jobless rate fell to 5 percent, unemployment for those between the age of 16-24 was more than double that. China’s unemployment rate has...

Significant damage caused by hazardous substances from ship – UN

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The United Nations representative in Sri Lanka said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the coast of...

Apple Daily could shut ‘in days’ after Hong Kong asset freeze

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Company adviser says action under security law means it cannot access some $50 million in funds to pay staff and vendors. Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper...

Armenia: Nikol Pashinyan claims victory in snap polls

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Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party had 55.61 percent of the vote with two-thirds of ballots counted, preliminary results show. Nikol Pashinyan, the acting prime minister...

Brazil tops 500,000 deaths from COVID-19

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The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen...

Who is Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s next president?

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From his time at the seminary in Qom to hardline president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi has come a long way. Tehran, Iran – Judiciary head Ebrahim Raisi has...