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Resignation: Candidates Jostle To Become Abe’s Successor As Japan PM

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The race to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off informally on Saturday, with several contenders announcing their plans to stand; a day after...

Typhoon causes little damage in North Korea: Kim

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Typhoon Bavi toppled trees in the streets of North Korea’s capital though state media reported Friday that leader Kim Jong Un said the country...

UK Govt Changes Its Mind On Masks In English Schools

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The government has reversed policy on wearing facemasks in schools in England, sparking fresh criticism about its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.   Ministers had insisted...

Dollar drifts ahead of key Fed speech as economic worries grow

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The dollar held steady against most currencies on Wednesday as traders braced for U.S. data expected to show a slowdown in durable goods orders...

Malaysia ditches law to combat forest fire smog

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Malaysia was criticised Tuesday for abandoning plans to introduce legislation that would have punished its firms operating in neighbouring Indonesia if they are found...

Muslims begin downsized hajj amid pandemic

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Mask-clad Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday began the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during...

Virus-hit Iran warns against weddings and funerals

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Tehran on Monday warned Iranians against holding wedding and funeral gatherings as the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak showed no signs of abating, claiming another...

AfDB approves $288 million virus loan to South Africa

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved a $288 million (249 million euro) loan to South Africa to help fight coronavirus and mitigate...

Quarantine hotel sex scandal linked to coronavirus outbreak in Australian city...

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Australian officials have launched a judicial inquiry amid allegations a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the state of Victoria was sparked by some contracted workers...

Coronavirus: Germany outbreak sparks fresh local lockdown

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German authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia are bringing back local lockdown measures after a coronavirus outbreak linked to a meatpacking plant.   More than 1,500 employees of...

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