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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday declared a virus emergency in the Asian financial hub, announcing a package

Iraq forces clear streets stoking protester fears

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site at Tahrir Square on Saturday, firing live rounds and tear gas

Malaysia confirms first cases of coronavirus

Malaysia on Saturday said it had confirmed three cases of coronavirus infection, the first in the Southeast Asian country.

Philippines begins termination of US deal

 The Philippines has started the process of terminating the 1998 Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), which allows the deployment of

Japan confirms third case of Wuhan virus

Japan has confirmed a third case of infection by China's coronavirus, the health ministry said on Saturday.The latest case

Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar

Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people injured after Myanmar troops shelled a Rohingya village on

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at

Death toll rises as coronavirus spreads

Health officials in China say a coronavirus has killed 15 more people in the

China shuts transport, temples, Disneyland

China stepped up measures to contain a virus that has killed 25 people and infected more than 800, suspending

Pakistan likely to be out of FATF's grey list next month

There are certainly high chances of Pakistan "exiting" the 'grey list' of global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force

S Korea's push for tourism in N poses tricky balancing act

South Korea's push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang's

Sri Lanka's new government to investigate war missing

Sri Lanka's presidency said on Friday that death certificates for thousands of people missing presumed dead from the country's

Parties unite over Taiwan's exclusion

Taiwan's exclusion from World Health Organisation meetings on the coronavirus oubreak has united the island's political parties, who normally

Thailand confirms fifth case of new coronavirus

Thailand on Friday confirmed its fifth case of the new coronavirus, a senior public health official said, in the

UAE urges UN to uphold resolutions on Palestine

The UAE urged the international community to de-escalate and reverse the negative trends to resolve current crises in the

Philippine volcano Taal spews steam

The Philippines has recorded more tremors beneath the Taal volcano island, keeping its warning that hazardous explosive eruption may

Thousands protest in Iraq to demand ouster of US troops

Thousands of supporters of populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr gathered in Baghdad on Friday

China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns

China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating

North Korea names army figure as new foreign minister

North Korea has named as its new foreign minster a former senior army officer

Myanmar rejects world court Rohingya ruling

Myanmar has responded defiantly to a ruling by the UN's top court ordering measures

China battles to prevent New Year virus spike

China is battling to contain a deadly coronavirus in its Hubei province, as hundreds

Iraq protester gunned down in second night of violence

An Iraqi demonstrator was shot dead in the southern city of Basra overnight, a security source and the human

Russian S-400 air defense no threat to NATO: Turkish FM

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Russia's S-400 air defense system was compatible with NATO,

Turkey targets Somalia for oil drilling

Turkey is to drill for oil off the shores of Somalia after an invitation from the Horn of

Japan urges citizens to avoid non-urgent trips to Wuhan due to new coronavirus

Japan on Thursday raised its infectious disease advisory level for the Chinese city of Wuhan to two from one,

IS resurgence possible if US leaves Iraq: general

The Islamic State group is weakened but a resurgence is possible if the United States leaves Iraq, US Major

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