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Thailand takes first legal action against Facebook, Twitte...

Facebook in August blocked access within Thailand to a group with 1 million members that discusses the country’s king, after th...

China unveils ‘strategic emerging industries’ plan in fres...

Beijing says it will boost investment in high-end manufacturing, including industrial robotics (above), under its new “strategi...

Joe Biden speaks on India. It’s good on the whole.

The Democratic Candidate Joe Biden’s remarks Wednesday on the US-Indian relationship have elements of the good, bad and the ugly....

Malaysia's Anwar claims 'majority' while PM Muhyiddin dema...

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, left, faces a challenge from longtime leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim. (Source photos by A...

‘Great challenges’: Huawei chairman says US sanctions are...

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies says its supply chain is under attack from the United States and called on Washing...

France’s decades-long feud over the hijab takes centre sta...

Last week, a member of French President Emmanuel Macron’s La Republique en Marche (LREM) party walked out of a National Assembly...

At UN, China's Xi says no intention to fight 'a Cold War o...

Xi addressed annual gathering of world leaders, conducted virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. PHOTO: FILE Chinese...

Snap elections in Malaysia: Later rather than sooner?

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin delivering a speech at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's fourth anniversary celebrations in...

Beijing woos global bond investors by making it easier to...

China says it will let foreign bond investors transfer money into and out of the country more freely, allowing them easier access to th...

The UN’s Unhappy Birthday

The United Nations turns 75 this autumn, and if this were a normal year, many of the world’s leaders would gather in New York Cit...

Xi and Trump to face off at virtual UN General Assembly

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to strike starkly different tones in remarks to the Unite...

US judge blocks Trump WeChat ban

Downloads of the WeChat and TikTok apps soared ahead of U.S. bans slated to take effect Sept. 20. (Photo by Yifan Yu) A federal ju...

Will the Philippines risk war with Malaysia over Sabah?

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., pictured on Feb. 20: the Philippines' exact motivations are far from certain. &nbs...

Trump allows Oracle and Walmart deal with TikTok

President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept. 19, 2020 before departing...

World War II submarine found in murky waters of Strait of...

The wreckage is believed to be the USS Grenadier.PHOTO: NYTIMES/JEAN LUC RIVOIRE In the murky waters of the Strait of Malacca,...

What Can Asia Expect From Suga’s Japan?

It is little surprise that Suga Yoshihide, who was overwhelmingly favored going into Monday’s Liberal Democratic Party leadership...

PM Muhyiddin says Malaysia 'should quickly' hold general e...

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Friday (Sept 18) that his six-month-old government "should quickly" hold a general e...

TikTok to be banned from US app stores from Sunday

The Trump administration has ordered TikTok and WeChat to be removed from US app stores.   © Reuters TikTok will be remo...

US moves to seize $330m of alleged 1MDB assets held by UK...

 Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was given a 12-year jail sentence in July 2020 for his involvement in what b...

Is Trump the frenemy of the Islamic world?

In the Republican primaries of the 2016 US presidential elections, Mitt Romney severely castigated Trump, calling him a phony and a fra...

What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader

As anticipated, Suga Yoshihide has won the election for the leadership of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) following Prime...