Indonesia welcomed its first high-speed railway in October 2023, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and a significant leap for Indonesia’s infrastructural development. The US$7.3 billion Jakarta-Bandung line, financed by Chinese banks and built with Chinese technology,
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China travellers keen to 'revenge travel', tour agencies expecting spike in demand with Singapore visa exemption
According to online booking platform Trip.com, searches for flight tickets increased by 90 per cent in the hour after the visa exemption agreement between Singapore and China was announced.
Italy announced plans to leave the project, saying it hadn’t produced the expected results.
The industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, which account for 3 per cent of the global total, have increased by 20 per cent over the last decade.
Media reports say the men have been charged with spying, but India and Qatar have not confirmed this.
Forty years of continuous growth has transformed China into one of the world’s two largest economies. This is a remarkable achievement that has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and into the global middle class, consistently surpassing expectations and
About 600 defectors, believed to be mostly women, have not been heard from since their deportation.
This year, unusually, North Korea allowed more than one candidate on the ballot for the recent local elections. Under new laws introduced in August this year, voters are now asked to choose between two candidates for North Korea’s local and regional assemblies. Then in a second
The visit by Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir to New Delhi from November 5-8 was a significant milestone in Malaysia-India relations. Zambry met with his counterpart, Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, for the sixth India-Malaysia
Myanmar’s stability has eroded significantly since the 2021 military coup. But the coordinated attack by multiple separatist and pro-democracy groups in October and November 2023 has seen military outposts, villages, border crossings, and other infrastructure overrun. While the
John McBeth, Journalist: 1944-2023 New Zealand-born John McBeth, one of Asia’s pre-eminent journalists with a record of scrupulous and ground-breaking reporting, has died after a short illness. He was 79. Over a career spanning more than 62 years, McBeth’s reporting helped
The junta turned to more airstrikes as it lost control territory on the ground.
Han Tae Song was previously expelled from Zimbabwe in 1992 for engaging in rhino horn trafficking.
Many former residents of the Loc Hung Vegetable Garden project are holding out for higher compensation.
Josh Taylor, 23, suffered severe injuries after he fell into a hole on Queensland's Bribie Island.
Eat your way through Ipoh: Harry Potter cafe, vending machine salted chicken, delicious dim sum and more
There’s more to Ipoh than just hor fun and beansprout chicken. From hawker fare and dim sum to a picturesque lakeside restaurant, here are six places you should check out – including where to get salted chicken from a vending machine.
China has felt pressure from the United Kingdom and the European Union as a dozen Chinese firms were accused of supplying Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war machine. After the Group of Seven (G7) leaders discussed the Ukraine war in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, the UK
Anna Mani, one of India's first women scientists, broke barriers to blaze a trail in meteorology.
The Dendrobium orchid is sacred to Taiwan's Tsou tribe, but it is getting harder and harder to find.
Commentary: Should Trump win the US presidential election again, will Kim Jong Un pick up the phone?
Circumstances have greatly changed since former US president Donald Trump's and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's “bromance” that captivated the world, says this observer of East Asian politics.
Will Malaysia’s new tobacco control law be effective in battling smoking and vaping, without a “generational endgame” ban? Kuala Lumpur-based health journalist Loh Foon Fong gives her take.
Many were stranded in Shan state by intense fighting between the military and ethnic rebels.
The song links the 1989 Tiananmen democracy movement with last year's 'white paper' protests, naming dissidents.
EU officials take issue with China's support for Russia and a huge trade deficit, amid pressure to 'de-risk' ties.
The treaty is key to US opposition to Beijing's vast South China Sea claims, but Washington is not a party to it.
Experts cast doubt on results, saying leaked files show that Uyghur detainees were sent to the Xinjiang factory.
A relationship forged in Soviet times has assumed new significance as the two nations face international isolation.
December 07, 2023 10:35 PM Israeli strikes have killed 17,177 Palestinians in Gaza since Oct. 7 and 350 people have died in the past 24 hours, Gaza's Health Ministry said on Thursday, adding health services were barely functioning in the northern half of the besieged enclave.
December 07, 2023 9:40 PM Taiwan reported rare nighttime Chinese military activity around the island on Thursday, including aircraft crossing the sensitive median line of the Taiwan Strait, as Beijing continues such missions ahead of Taiwan's January election.
December 07, 2023 9:25 PM 28-year-old Ziyu Wang posted a clip saying a Bangkok district famous for its nightlife is not safe.
December 07, 2023 9:05 PM FBI Director Christopher Wray will visit India next week, officials said, days after Washington accused an Indian government official of directing an unsuccessful plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist on American soil.
December 07, 2023 8:57 PM Corridor will serve as a test bed for digital solutions, alternative fuels and technologies, as well as to facilitate manpower development.
December 07, 2023 8:50 PM The deal ensures that Australia is made aware of Papua New Guinea plans to develop closer strategic ties with China.
Singapore and Tianjin will also establish a green and digital shipping corridor – the first such corridor to connect the two countries.
December 07, 2023 8:01 PM Asian Insider brings you insights into a fast-changing region from our network of correspondents and commentators.
Amnesty: Israeli attack that killed Reuters journalist, wounded others must be investigated as a war crime
December 07, 2023 7:45 PM Amnesty International said on Thursday that Israeli strikes that killed Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah and injured six others in south Lebanon on Oct. 13 were likely a direct attack on civilians that must be investigated as a war crime.
December 07, 2023 7:30 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign intelligence chief told the United States on Thursday that Western support for Ukraine would turn the conflict into a \"second Vietnam\" haunting Washington for years to come.
December 07, 2023 7:30 PM Agreements were inked at the 19th Joint Council on Bilateral Cooperation.
As the US gets AUKUS Pillar Two up to speed, its focus on non-nuclear technologies may open opportunities for countries like Canada and New Zealand to join the emerging defense alliance. This month, Defense One reported that the Pentagon is pushing for the next phase of the
Regime soldiers are also pressing retired military and medical personnel into serving.