Hong Kong adopts strictest-ever coronavirus measures to slow down resurgence

Hong Kong implemented its strictest suite of social distancing measures yet.

China vows 'zero tolerance' towards illegal market behaviour

SHANGHAI: China will show "zero tolerance" towards securities and accounting fraud and will step up a crackdown on major capital-markets crimes,

Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend COVID-19 curfew

The Palestinian Authority on Sunday imposed a night-time and weekend curfew on the occupied West Bank for the coming 14 days to try and rein in

Fourth night of anti-government protests in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Thousands of Bulgarians gathered for a fourth day on Sunday (Jul 12) in Sofia and other cities to protest against corruption and demand the

Accused NZ mosque shooter to represent himself at sentencing

SYDNEY: An Australian man who pleaded guilty to killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand's worst mass shooting in 2019 has decided to

Law allowing tiger, pangolin farming risks 'fuelling demand'

Allowing the commercial farming of tigers, pangolins and other endangered species risks further fuelling demand in China for rare wildlife products.

Indonesia beefs up cyber security after data breaches

Indonesia is pushing ahead with a data protection law, following a series of high-profile data breaches in recent months at some of its biggest e-commerce companies.

Egyptian police ban flying of kites over 'national security' concerns

Khaled Abu Taleb, a member of parliament’s Defence and National Security Committee, said kites might be equipped with surveillance cameras

Erdogan rebuffs criticism over Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday rejected worldwide condemnation over Turkey's decision to convert the Byzantine-era monument Hagia

Five dead, dozens arrested, as gang storms South African mega church

Vicious attack took place at International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom.

Indonesia bans single-use plastic bags

Increased online shopping and takeaway food during the pandemic have added to the mountain of waste in the country.

Philippines' war on drugs included 'systematic extrajudicial killings with near impunity', UN report says

The most conservative figure suggests that 8,663 people have been killed, with other estimates up to triple that number, the report says.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai says businesses kowtowing to Beijing

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai said some of the city's biggest companies have given in to pressure to voice support for a controversial national security law drafted by China.

Coffin-makers booming as Peru coronavirus deaths soar

LIMA: As the coronavirus-hit economy of Peru stagnated over the past three months, Lima coffin-maker Genaro Cabrera has seen his sales quadruple.

Facebook labels state-controlled media posts, will block ads

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Thursday (Jun 4) began labelling media organisations whose editorial calls may be under the influence of governments

Argentina's ex-president Macri probed over 'spying'

Prosecutors in Argentina have opened an investigation into allegations that former president Mauricio Macri spied on political opponents during

Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following