Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a controversial anti-terrorism bill into law on Friday despite international and domestic criticism of the legislation, Philippine news outlet Coconuts Manila reported.
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An armed member of the Canadian military crashed a truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives in Ottawa on Thursday and was quickly arrested by police, Canada's Global News reported on Friday.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un urged his government to maintain "maximum alert" against the Chinese coronavirus on Thursday, warning of an "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis" should North Korea ease its stringent virus countermeasures too early, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Friday, citing North Korean state media.
Myanmar's top general indirectly accused China of backing terrorist groups in the country in a recent interview with Russian state media,the Hindustan Times reportedThursday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledgedtighter government control over social media on Wednesday after insults were allegedly directed at his daughter and son-in-law when they announced the birth of their child on Twitter this week, Turkey'sHürriyet Daily Newsreported.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continued to forcibly collect Chinese citizens' DNA samples en masse –part of its "world's largest" police-run DNA database– during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, especially in rural areas of China, human rights magazine Bitter Winter revealed Thursday.
India will block Chinese companies from participating in the construction of highway projects in India, including through joint ventures, India's Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday, India's WION news outlet reported.
Nepal's government will pay farmers a cash reward for catching desert locusts in a bid to alleviate the recent damage caused to harvests by the pests, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Tuesday.
Tehran police have arrested one person in connection with an explosion at a medical clinic that killed at least 19 people, Radio Farda reportedTuesday.
Washington has suspended regulations allowing Hong Kong to import sensitive U.S. technology, citing security risks, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reportedon Tuesday.
New satellite images from the India-China border show China has expanded two of its nearby heliports, with one located just ten miles northeast of the shared boundary, the Times of India (TOI) reported on Tuesday.
The Indian government on Monday banned 59 Chinese-developed apps citing “national security" concerns, TechCrunch reported.
Indian and Japanese warships conducted a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean on Saturday, in an exercise involving two warships from each country's navy, the Hindustan Times reported on Monday.
China will impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals who have "acted viciously" on issues related to Hong Kong, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reportedon Monday.
China's army has recruited 20 mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters from a notorious "orphan fight club" to join its border militia in Chinese-occupied Tibet, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Saturday, citing Chinese state media reports.
Hotels in India's capital, New Delhi, will ban Chinese guests, a major hotel association announced on Thursday amid rising support for a boycott of Chinese business across India following a deadly border brawl between the two countries' armies last week,Agence France-Presse (AFP)reported.
Customs officials at major Indian ports are holding back imports coming from China, Indian government and industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Among the goods held back are products from U.S.
Officials in the South Korean city of Daegu have filed an$83 million lawsuit against the Shincheonji religious sect, accusing it of causing "massive damages" to the city's public health after coronavirus cluster infections emerged among its congregants "triggering an uncontrollable spread" throughout Daegu, South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo reported on Wednesday.
The Chinese manager of a gold mine in central Zimbabwe allegedly shot and injured two black ex-employees after a wage dispute escalated into a brawl on Sunday.
Turkey may expand the conditions of its security agreement with Libya, the Turkish foreign ministersaid on Thursday, Hürriyet Daily Newsreported.
China says Indians' demands to boycott Chinese entities following a deadly clash between the two countries' border troops on Monday are "extremely dangerous for India," an editorial in the Chinese state-run Global Timesargued on Wednesday.
A Chinese court sentenced an Australian citizen to death for alleged drug trafficking, the Guardian reported on Monday.
Police rescued a Chinese billionaire on Monday after intruders broke into his luxury villa in southern China on Sunday and attempted to kidnap him, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.
Burundi's president died last week of coronavirus, according to medical documents seen by Agence France-Presse (AFP), and despite the government's official statement that the head of state died from a heart attack, the French news agency reported on Monday.
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A court in the Philippines convicted the founder of a news website critical of President Rodrigo Duterte on charges of "cyber libel" on Monday and sentenced her to at least six months and up to six years in prison.
China said the U.S. "will damage its own interests" if it restricts U.S. capital flows through the Hong Kong market, which the U.S. Treasury confirmed was being considered on Thursday, the Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times reported on Friday.
A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday while trying to leave the country with U.S. government-funded research from the University of California, the U.S.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced he will donate 10.3 million Russian rubles ($131,500) to men struggling to purchase brides under Chechnya's Islamic law amid the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic,the Moscow Times reported on Wednesday.
Since the Chinese coronavirus first emerged last year in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, residents of Hubei have faced discrimination from authorities and fellow countrymen alike as "virus carriers.
Hong Kong police arrested 53 protesters on Tuesday evening in demonstrations attended by hundreds of activists to mark the one-year anniversary of the city's pro-democracy movement, Reuters reported.
The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh announced on Tuesday increased penalties for crimes against cows, considered sacred by Hindus, includingup to ten years in prison and a fine of up to 500,000 Indian rupees ($6,607), the Times of India (TOI)reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is once again exploring ways to convert the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul into a mosque, Kurdish news agency Rudaw reported on Tuesday.
Roughly 40 South Korean riot police officers "rushed" to an island village on the inter-Korean border to quell "shouting and shoving matches" that erupted after South Korean villagers tried to block activists from sending care packages to North Korea via plastic bottles released into the sea,the South China Morning Post (SCMP)reported on Monday.
About 60 percent of "mysterious deaths" recorded in Nigeria's northwestern Kano state in recent weeks "were traced" to the Chinese coronavirus, Nigeria's Premium Times reported on Monday.
Several Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jetsand a U.S. military transport plane flew in Taiwan's airspace Tuesday morning, Focus Taiwanreported.
President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza died of a heart attack, the government said in a statement on Tuesday, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
India and China have agreed to resolve their month-long Himalayan border dispute through "peaceful" diplomatic channels, the Times of India (TOI) reported on Monday.
Russia "accelerated" its recruitment of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Libya for rebel leader Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) in May, contracting hundreds of Syrian fighters according to a new Reuters report.
Australia's trade minister denied allegations on Saturday by China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism that Chinese and Asians face increased "racial discrimination and violence" in Australia due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Epoch Times reported on Monday.
Pakistan accused India on Thursday of "using terrorism as a state policy" to destabilize neighboring countries,Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported.
The U.S. military has documented a "surge of maritime activity" by China in the South China Sea and the East China Sea sincethe coronavirus pandemic began, indicating that Beijing has been capitalizing on the global distraction caused by the crisis to bolster its illegal claims to territory in the waters, Reuters reported on Friday.
Libya's U.N.-backed government claimed victory on Thursday after liberating the capital, Tripoli, from rebel leader Khalifa Haftar.
Jihadists in Indonesia are calling for violent attacks on Chinese-run businessesamid surging anti-Chinese sentiment in the Muslim-majority nation.
The Supreme leader of Afghan terror group the Taliban may have recently died from the coronavirus, Afghanistan's Khaama Press reported on Tuesday, citing information from a report by the American magazine Foreign Policy.
Zimbabwe police arrested 1,312 people nationwide on Tuesday for violating coronavirus quarantine measures as authorities reinforce lockdown restrictions, Zimbabwe's state-owned newspaper The Herald reported on Thursday.
The U.S. ambassador to India apologized to the country on Wednesday for the vandalism of a Mahatma Gandhi statue in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC, by violent rioters this week, the Times of India(TOI) reported on Thursday.
A Wuhan doctor and colleague of coronavirus whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang died of the Wuhan coronavirus last week, according to Chinese state media reports on Tuesday.
The Chinese Communist Party rejected Taiwan's request on Wednesday for China to issue an apology for the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre – in whichChinese troops opened fire on unarmed students leading protests, calling it "nonsense," Reuters reported on Wednesday.
Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have confirmed a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country's northwest, Voice of America (VOA) reported on Monday.
On July 1, Russia will vote on a constitutional amendment bill that could see President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036,Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)reported on Monday.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) shut down 48 state-run Christian Churches in a single county in southeastern China betweenApril 18 and 30,Bitter Winter, a Human Rights magazine, reported on Sunday.
Both the Indian and Chinese militaries have sent "artillery guns and combat vehicles" to their rear bases along a disputed border area in Ladakh, India's northernmost state, as the nearly month-long standoff between the two armies continues to escalate, Indian military sources told the Times of India on Sunday.
InMudanjiang, a city in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province, a recent spike in coronavirus cases has caused the government to reimpose a partial lockdown, the Epoch Times reported on Friday, with local reports indicating that authorities are sealing residents in their homes.
Beijing claimed it is prepared for a "long-term" conflict with the U.S. after it effectively stripped Hong Kong of its sovereignty this week in an editorial published in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaper Global Times on Wednesday.
Police are scrambling to track down hundreds of people who fled coronavirus quarantine centers in recent days in Zimbabwe and Malawi, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday.
China says it has neared completion in building a 450-foot-long search and rescue (SAR) ship, the largest SAR ship in the world, according to Beijing, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Wednesday.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei and state-owned China Mobile are building two 5G stations to cover the summit of Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, the Hindustan Times reported on Wednesday.
A newspaper editor fled South Africa last week after police repeatedly assaulted him for covering the country's strict coronavirus lockdowns, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday.
The U.S. African Command accused Moscow of deploying fighter jets to Libya in support of mercenaries fighting for rebel leader Khalifa Haftar's forces in a statement released onTuesday, adding that the jets were "repainted to camouflage" their Russian origin.
Pakistan's government said it may be forced to reinstate a coronavirus lockdown amid a surge in new cases following the end of the Eid al-Fitr Islamic holiday on Sunday, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported.
Cases of online sexual abuse of children in the Philippines have risen by as much as 260 percent since the country's coronavirus lockdown measures were imposed in March, Philippine news outlet Coconuts Manila reported on Tuesday.
The Afghan government will release 900 Taliban terrorists by the end of Tuesday, sources in Afghanistan's National Security Council told Khaama Press on Tuesday.
Chinese officials have said they will continue to invest heavily in Africa in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as a means of supporting the continent's increasing debt to Beijing, according to an article published in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaperGlobal Times on Monday.
China will "actively expand" public health projects in its Belt and Road (BRI) partner countries amid the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday, according to the South China Morning Post.
The Hong Kong Customs Department arrested a member of the local pro-democracy group Demosisto on Monday for allegedlyviolating a Trade Descriptions Ordinance by selling masks labeled "Not made in China," local public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)reported on Monday.
Over 1,000 Russian and Syrian mercenary fighters in Libya retreated from Tripoli's frontlines to a town south of the capital on Sunday following a Turkish-backed military intervention, Bloomberg reported on Sunday.
Brazil's federal government tried to alter the label on chloroquine packaging to include a recommendation for its use to treat the Wuhan coronavirus, the country'sformer health minister saidin an interview withBrazil's Globo news network,publishedon Thursday.
Chinese people voted the U.S. "the most disappointing country" in the world for its response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaper Global Times, which published a report on the findings on Friday.
A Vietnamese city fined the CEO of Bayer Vietnam $1,286 on Thursday for distributing a map of the South China Sea depicting China's controversial "nine-dash line," which Beijing uses to illegally claim territory in the sea, Vietnamese online newspaper VnExpress reported on Thursday.
Noise complaints by annoyed neighbors are on the rise in Japan as people forced to stay home for weeks during the country's coronavirus lockdown grow increasingly hostile.
One of Wuhan's top virologists – known as Bat Woman by colleagues for her expertise on coronaviruses in bats – remains missing amid reports this month that she had defected from China and fled to the U.S.
Beijing uses its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure projects in Africa to embed Chinese surveillance technology into government buildings and telecommunication networks, according to a report publishedWednesday by the Heritage Foundation.
Burundi successfully held its first competitive national election since its civil war in 1993 on Wednesday, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has hindered elections in other countries, Reuters reported.
Russia’s coronavirus information chief implied on Tuesday that victims of the coronavirus had met their destiny, assuring Russians that the nation'scoronavirus outbreak should not worry them because death is inevitable, theMoscow Times reported.
Residents ofSaudi Arabiawho violate the country's coronavirus ban on large gatherings will be permanently banished from the Kingdom, the nation's interior ministry announced Tuesday, Saudi news site al-Arabiya reported.
Roughly 440,000 South Korean students returned to school on Wednesday aftercoronavirus lockdowns delayed the start of the academic year by over two months, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police in Shanghai arrested Zhang Zhan, a citizen journalist and former lawyer, after criticizing the regime's handling ofthe coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the government to lift remaining coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Monday so that businesses could fully reopen.
Microsoft cofounder and billionaire American philanthropistBill Gates denied offering Nigerian lawmakers a $10 million bribe to pass an infectious disease bill, Nigeria'sPremium Timesreported on Monday.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) alleged that U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on U.S. vaccine development for the Wuhan coronavirus indicate that the virus originated in America, according to a report Sunday by the CCP propaganda newspaperGlobal Times.
India "rushed troops" to its border with China in the Ladakh Valley hours after Beijing boasted that it had "bolstered" its military presence along the border on Monday, the Economic Times of India reported.
India backed calls this week for an independent investigation of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic and the World Health Organisation's (W.H.O.) response at the World Health Assembly (W.H.A.
Indonesian police arrested three people on Thursday for using fake "coronavirus-free" documentsto island-hop from Java to Bali.
Photos and videos of Zimbabwean health workers wearing bedsheets as personal protective equipment (PPE) amid a shortage of Wuhan coronavirus medical supplies have outraged locals, Zimbabwe's Pindula Newsreported on Friday, who are demanding the government come to their aid.
Authorities in Wuhan locked down certain districts of the city on Thursday, restricting access into and out of residential communities amid a resurgence of Wuhan coronavirus cases in the city where the virus first emerged late last year, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.
Pakistani police arrested at least nine people on Thursday after a mob of over a dozen people broke into and vandalized a Chinese coronavirus ward at a Karachi hospital.
Authorities in central China's Hunan province are investigating a store for selling fake baby formula, state-run Shanghai news outlet Sixth Tonereported.
Northeastern China's Jilin City has imposed a partial lockdown after recording seven new Chinese coronavirus cases in the past 48 hours, provincial health authorities announcedWednesday.
Chinese military aircraft have been spotted at China's largest illegal military base in the disputed South China Sea, suggesting that the People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) have started to use the site as a strategic operations base, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reportedon Wednesday, citing military surveillance by defense intelligence source Jane’s.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's chief bodyguard told Filipinos on Wednesday to stop "threatening" the president after two people were arrested in the past 24 hours for offering cash bounties to anyone willing to kill the polarizing leader, Philippine news outlet Coconuts Manila reported.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) ordered fighter jets to conduct regular sorties over its border with China in the northern Ladakh region, the Times of India reported on Tuesday, after a scuffle between troops there.
The Philippine government ordered an investigation into a birthday party held for Manila's police chief this weekend amid a ban on large gatherings in the capital meant to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
Vietnam approved a birth rate adjustment program encouraging people to marry by the age of 30 and for women to give birth to their second child by the age of 35, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Tuesday.
A Philippines state-owned radio station has been accused of spreading Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda for airing a program promoting Chinese culture and Mandarin language, Philippine news outlet Coconuts Manila reported on Monday.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities detained a Chinese constitutional scholar after he wrote an open letter to the Chinese government criticizing its handling of the Wuhancoronavirus outbreakand demanding free speech, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been shutting down Christian orphanages in China, using recent regulations on religion in the country to justify a crackdown on charitable religious organizations,Bitter Winter, a human rights magazine, reported on Monday.
Two Chinese Coast Guard ships pursued a Japanese fishing boat in its home waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Japanese coast guard said on Saturday.
A city in China’s northeastern Jilin province, bordering North Korea, declared “wartime control mode” over coronavirus, locking down communities over the weekend after twelve Chinese coronavirus cases were recorded within three days, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaper Global Times reported on Sunday.
Afghanistan's government has freed 933 Taliban prisoners since the terrorists agreed to a peace deal with the U.S. in February, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported on Friday.
Kenya's regional governors are calling on national authorities to close the country's borders as illegal migration from surrounding countries has caused an increase in imported coronavirus cases, Kenyan newspaper the Nation reported on Thursday.