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May 26, 2020
Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears
Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting ...
May 26, 2020
Asia Today: Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion
As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the ...
May 23, 2020
Asia Today: 23 new cases in South Korea, none in China
South Korea reported 23 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, mostly from the densely populated Seoul area where authorities ...
May 19, 2020
Asia Today: Hong Kong increasing coronavirus testing
Hong Kong’s leader says the city is ramping up testing for the coronavirus, especially for workers at the busy international ...
May 18, 2020
Asia Today: India cases surge, Beijing petition offices shut
India recorded its biggest single-day surge in coronavirus cases on Monday, attributed largely to migrant workers returning ...
May 10, 2020
Asia Today: South Korean leader urges calm as cases rise
South Korea on Sunday reported 34 additional cases of the coronavirus amid a spate of infections linked to club goers, as ...
May 07, 2020
Pandemic poses special threat to indigenous health, culture
In Indonesia’s easternmost province, felled trees are stacked to block a road that leads to Papuan villages. On the ...
May 03, 2020
Battered global tourism industry makes reopening plans
Six months ago, the global tourism industry was celebrating a record year for travel. Now, it's decimated and facing a ...
May 01, 2020
May Day marks pain, not celebration for workers hit by virus
May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia ...
April 29, 2020
In Aceh, Indonesians pray at mosque but bring their own rugs
Hundreds of people join the Ramadan evening prayers at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in the capital of Indonesia's far western ...
April 24, 2020
Muslims begin marking a subdued Ramadan under virus closures
Muslims worldwide began Ramadan on Friday with dawn-to-dusk fasting, but many will have to forgo the communal prayers and ...
April 24, 2020
Asia Today: Muslims change traditions in virus-hit Ramadan
Millions of Muslims in Asia began Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, on Friday under the gloom of life with the coronavirus, ...
April 23, 2020
Asia Today: Jakarta suspends passenger flights, rail service
Indonesia is suspending passenger flights and rail service as it restricts people in the world’s most populous Muslim nation ...
April 21, 2020
After denial, Indonesia sees mounting coronavirus deaths
While Indonesia’s neighbors scrambled early this year to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the government of the ...
April 18, 2020
Asia Today: Singapore sees huge surge in new virus cases
Singapore reported 942 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total ...
April 17, 2020
Asia Today: Abe says social distancing still insufficient
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said coronavirus social distancing efforts are still insufficient a day after he expanded ...
April 17, 2020
Asian rapper Rich Brian is proving he belongs in hip-hop
When Brian Imanuel was a budding teen rapper in Jakarta, Indonesia, he wanted a rap name that would go well with a song that ...
April 15, 2020
Asia Today: Millions vote in South Korea despite virus
Millions of South Korean voters wore masks and maintained social distancing as they voted in parliamentary elections on ...
April 12, 2020
The Latest: South Korea continues down trend in new cases
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, ...
April 11, 2020
Indonesian starts business to make hazmat suit for hospitals
Her friends who worked in hospitals cried, and Indonesian businesswoman Maryati Dimursi listened: They did not have the ...
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