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UN rights chief set to begin landmark visit to China

UN rights chief set to begin landmark visit to China

The UN rights chief will travel to China’s Xinjiang region next week for a visit under intense international scrutiny after demands for her to call out abuses against its Uyghur minority.

Cost of living in focus as Australia's election race hits final stretch

Cost of living in focus as Australia's election race hits final stretch

Prime Minister Scott Morrison crisscrossed Australia in a final day of campaigning, insisting he could still win Saturday's election despite polls pointing to a change of government or hung parliament.

Biden arrives in South Korea for talks with President Yoon

Biden arrives in South Korea for talks with President Yoon

US President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday, the first leg of his first trip to Asia as President.

Former Indian cricketer gets jail in road rage case

Former Indian cricketer gets jail in road rage case

India’s top court yesterday ordered a one-year jail term for cricketer-turned-lawmaker Navjot Singh Sidhu for a road-rage assault case that killed a man over 30 years ago.

Lanka fuel shortage set to ease

Lanka fuel shortage set to ease

Sri Lanka’s central bank has secured foreign exchange to pay for fuel and cooking gas shipments that will ease crippling shortages, its governor said yesterday, but police fired tear gas and water canon to push back student protesters.

Biden backs Nato expansion as G7 to send billions in aid to Ukraine

Biden backs Nato expansion as G7 to send billions in aid to Ukraine

US President Joe Biden yesterday threw his full support behind Sweden and Finland’s bids to join Nato as he and European leaders said they were confident Turkey’s surprise opposition to the Nordic states’ membership could be addressed.

Indonesia to lift ban on palm oil exports from Monday

Indonesia to lift ban on palm oil exports from Monday

Indonesia will lift its ban on palm oil exports next week, President Joko Widodo said Thursday, relieving pressure on the global vegetable oil market after prices spiked because of the suspension and the war in Ukraine.

Former Indian cricketer Sidhu jailed for one year

Former Indian cricketer Sidhu jailed for one year

Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was sentenced on Thursday to one year in jail, nearly 35 years after he was accused of killing a man in a fit of rage.

North Korea 'ready for nuclear test' with Biden due in Seoul

North Korea 'ready for nuclear test' with Biden due in Seoul

North Korea is poised to conduct a nuclear test, Seoul and Washington said Thursday, with the United States warning it could come as President Joe Biden visits South Korea this week.

Australia reports 48-year-low jobless rate before election

Australia reports 48-year-low jobless rate before election

Australia posted its lowest jobless rate in 48 years Thursday, a potential pre-election boost to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is fighting to stay in power.

Trapped Indonesian ferry with 800 on board dislodged: military

Trapped Indonesian ferry with 800 on board dislodged: military

An Indonesian ferry carrying 800 people which had run aground was dislodged on Thursday and continued on its journey, the military said.

Gandhi murder convict released after 30 years

Gandhi murder convict released after 30 years

India’s Supreme Court yesterday ordered the release of A G Perarivalan, who was convicted of involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

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