Wednesday Briefing: Major Protests in Nairobi

Major protests rocked Kenya Kenya’s president, William Ruto, deployed the military yesterday to crack down on what he called “treasonous” protesters, after demonstrators furious over the passage of a package…

China’s Lunar Craft Returns to Earth

Chang’e-6 parachuted down to an area of Inner Mongolia, carrying with it soil samples from the far side of the moon. Source link

Fire Exposes Harsh Work Conditions Migrants Face in South Korea

They were descendants of Koreans who ​moved to Northeast China​, fleeing Japan’s brutal colonial rule ​in the early 20th century. In a twist of history,​ many like them have come…

China Prepares to Land Moon Rocks From Lunar Far Side to Earth

On Tuesday, a capsule carrying soil from the far side of the moon will parachute into the desert in China’s Inner Mongolia region. The sample, retrieved by the Chinese National…

Tuesday Briefing: Dagestan Attack Revives Terrorism Fears in Russia

Dagestan attacks revive terrorism fears in Russia At least 20 people were killed on Sunday in a seemingly coordinated assault in the Dagestan region of southern Russia. It was the…

Deadly Fire Breaks Out at South Korean Lithium Battery Plant

The blaze at the factory in Hwaseong, South Korea, was one of the deadliest in the country in years. Source link

The Deadly Flooding Tearing Through Southern China, in Photos

At least 47 people have died in southern China’s Guangdong Province after torrential rains set off flooding and landslides, according to the Chinese authorities. The city of Meizhou, home to…

Philippines Drops Charges Against Leila de Lima, Prominent Duterte Critic

Leila de Lima, a former senator in the Philippines who was detained for six years after she criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, was cleared on Monday of the…

Japan and South Korea Are Fighting Over an App at a Tense Time

A joint venture set up in 2019 by two top Japanese and South Korean companies was hailed as a beacon of cooperation amid strained diplomatic relations. Executives from South Korea’s…

Monday Briefing: Among Some Israelis, Muted Sympathy for Gaza

Blame for Hamas and little sympathy for Gazans Some Israelis are struggling to show concern for the people suffering in Gaza, according to interviews conducted in right-wing and liberal strongholds…

After Escaping China by Sea, Dissident Kwon Pyong Faces His Next Act

The dissident’s lone regret after his 200-mile escape across the Yellow Sea was not taking night vision goggles. Nearing the end of his jet ski journey out of China last…

A Times Reporter on His Father’s Years in Mao’s Army in China

I didn’t have much time. I was in the remote town of Altay in China’s far northwest region of Xinjiang, on the mountainous border with Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, thousands…

‘Make Millions Before Grandma Dies’ Brings Tears to Southeast Asia

Daniel Nico Laudit says he does not cry easily. He decided to test his mettle this month in a movie theater in Manila, and documented the experience for his 4.5…

Germany Hopes to Head Off a Trade War With China

With billions of dollars in trade between China and the European Union at stake, Germany’s second-highest cabinet official called on Saturday for the two sides to engage in talks to…

Toxic Moonshine Leaves at Least 53 Dead in India’s South

The death toll from tainted liquor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has reached 53, officials say, and is likely to rise, with many others in critical condition.…

Drag Takes Off in the Philippines, a Bastion of Christianity

Before he put on the glittery neon yellow tasseled jumpsuit, donned the yellow wig, and lip synced and danced onstage under colorful spotlights, Paul Hidacan went through his preshow routine…

Putin Came to Asia to Disrupt, and He Succeeded

Four days in Asia. That’s all President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia needed to anger Washington, undermine Beijing and rattle a collection of Indo-Pacific nations already scrambling to cope with…

U.S. Unveils Rules to Curb Investments in Chinese Technology

The Biden administration on Friday outlined its plans to curb new American investment in critical Chinese technology industries that could be used to enhance China’s military, further straining economic ties…

Na Kyung Taek’s Photos Exposed a Bloody Crackdown. His Identity Was a Secret.

It is an iconic image — a black-and-white photo of a blood-splattered student being clubbed by a paratrooper medic. It was the first photo to slip through the military cordon…

Japan Makes It Very Hard to Be Sterilized. These Women Demand Change.

When Hisui Tatsuta was in middle school, her mother used to joke that she couldn’t wait to see the faces of her future grandchildren. Ms. Tatsuta, now a 24-year-old model…

Friday Briefing: Vladimir Putin Visits Vietnam

Putin visits Vietnam after North Korea President Vladimir Putin of Russia visited Vietnam yesterday, a day after meeting North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang. There were no major breakthroughs,…

Putin and Kim Deepen Their Friendship During State Visit

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, played up their growing bond as they agreed to a mutual-defense pledge. Source link

Seafaring Nomads Settle Down Without Quite Embracing Life on Land

Leaving her hut that hovered on stilts above crystal blue water, Zausiyah got into her boat at sunrise and rowed out to sea, looking down into the clear water for…

3 Takeaways From Putin’s Trip to Vietnam

President Vladimir V. Putin’s state visit to North Korea appeared to have a singular focus on military matters: The two sides dramatically revived a Cold War-era mutual defense agreement. A…