Asia

Customers buy fruit at a stall in Taipei, Taiwan.

China Blocks Some Taiwan Imports But Avoids Chip Disruptions

China blocked imports of hundreds of food items from Taiwan but has not disrupted the flow of processor chips and other industrial components.

 | AP

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President President Tsai Ing-wen.

Pelosi Says U.S. Will Not Abandon Taiwan As China Protests

"America's determination to preserve democracy, here in Taiwan and around the world, remains ironclad," said U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Threatens To Use Nuclear Weapons

The North Korean leader made threats against the U.S. and South Korea for military drills that he claimed target the North as provocations or threats.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden speaks to Chinese President Xi Xinping

Biden Schedules Call With China's Xi Amid Tensions Over Taiwan

A possible trip to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has prompted China's warning of a severe response.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Boulders fall down a hill during an earthquake in the Philippines

Strong Earthquake Kills At Least 5 People In Northern Philippines

Dozens of people are still missing in a mountainous area of Abra province following the 7 magnitude quake.

 | AP

Myanmar nationals living in Thailand hold the pictures of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they protest

Myanmar Executions Of 4 Activists Spur Global Outrage

The execution of the four activists prompted immediate calls from around the world for a moratorium on carrying out any further sentences.

 | AP

Akurajima volcano in Kagoshima, southern island of Kyushu, Japan

Volcanic Eruption In Japan Prompts Evacuations In 2 Towns

Japan's Meteorological Agency advised 51 residents in two nearby towns to evacuate following the eruption of the Sakurajima volcano.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Protesters hold a rally against the cabinet decision to have a funeral for the assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan Cabinet Sets Abe State Funeral Amid Mixed Public View

Japan’s Cabinet will now hold a state funeral for the assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September.

 | AP

Army soldiers stand guard after removing the protesters and their tents from the site of a protest camp

Sri Lankan Troops Forcefully Clear Protesters; New PM Named

The Sri Lankan Army cleared the main camp of protestors outraged by the economic fall of the country.

 | AP

TV monitors display a North Korean newspaper

South Korea To Lift Ban On North Korea Media Despite Tensions

South Korea's Unification Ministry said it will gradually open the door for North Korean broadcasts, media and publications.

 | AP

Rohingya family in waters near the Bangladesh border

U.N. Court Rejects Myanmar Claims, Will Hear Rohingya Case

The U.N.'s highest court will hear a case alleging that Buddhist-majority Myanmar committed mass genocide against the Rohingya ethnic majority.

 | AP

Trade union representatives and activists protest against Sri Lanka’s acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka Acting President Declares Emergency Amid Protests

The decree invokes sections of the Public Security Ordinance that allow him to make regulations in the interests of public security and order.

 | AP

Sri Lankan interim President Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Sworn In As Interim President

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe replaces former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country when angry protesters stormed his residence.

 | AP

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio

Japan PM Blames Police For Death Of Former Leader Abe Shinzo

Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was assassinated last Friday while giving a speech in western Japan.

 | AP

Protesters stand with others on top of the building of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office

President Flees Sri Lanka Amid Crisis And Ire Turns To PM

Over the weekend, protesters seized the president's home and office and the official residence of the prime minister following months of protests.

 | AP

Sri Lankan people in the presidential residence

Sri Lanka Lawmakers To Pick New President; No Deal On Prime Minister

The country's current president and prime minister have agreed to concede to demands they resign after protesters occupied official buildings.

 | AP

The vehicle carrying the body of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo leaves Zojoji temple

Japan Says Final Goodbye To Assassinated Former Leader Abe Shinzo

Hundreds of people, some in formal dark suits, filled sidewalks outside Zojoji temple in downtown Tokyo to bid farewell to Abe.

 | AP

People wearing face masks in Beijing

Beijing Appears To Retract Vaccine Mandate After Pushback

Residents pushed back after the city announced that starting next week, people had to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter some public spaces.

 | AP

Former Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo

Japan Ex-Leader Abe Shinzo Assassinated While Giving Speech

Abe was shot from behind after he started a campaign speech. Police arrested a suspected gunman at the scene of an attack that shocked Japan.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Abdullah Alaoudh, the Director for Gulf Issues at Democracy for the Arab World Now.

The U.S. Is Investigating Harassment of Saudi Dissidents

According to the complaint, a Saudi national used at least one secret Instagram account to harass Saudis who were speaking out against the Kingdom.

 | Sasha Ingber

Chinese police in Shanghai

Alleged Chinese Police Database Hack Leaks Data Of 1 Billion People

In an online forum, someone offered to sell what they claimed was the information of one billion people obtained from a Shanghai police database.

 | AP

Sinking ship in the South China Sea

4th Person Rescued From Sunken Chinese Ship; 12 Bodies Found

30 people were aboard the vessel when a tropical storm sank the ship Saturday in the South China Sea.

 | AP

Sinking ship in the South China Sea

Ship Sinks In Storm Near Hong Kong, Dozens Of Crew In Danger

Chinese officials said at least three people from the crew of 30 have been brought to safety.

 | AP

Couple poses at the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade

Japan Court Says Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Constitutional

The Osaka court ruled Monday that freedom of marriage in the 1947 constitution only applies to heterosexual unions.

 | AP

Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant is towed away.

Victim Of Pandemic, Iconic Hong Kong Floating Restaurant Towed Away

The parent company of Jumbo Floating Restaurant couldn't find a new owner and lacked funds to maintain it after months of COVID-19 restrictions.

 | AP

Couple wearing face masks

Virus Outbreak At Nightclub Sets Off New Beijing Clampdown

Despite the recent outbreak, Beijing reported just 51 new cases on Monday.

 | AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Former U.S. Officials Offer A Look Inside China's Intel Community

Former government officials tell Newsy that China's intelligence often conforms to political framing, and there is no system of checks and balances.

 | Sasha Ingber

Displaced people in Myanmar carry donated lunch boxes

U.N.: Over 1 Million People Displaced In Myanmar Amid Violence

A U.N. report shows the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar has been exacerbated since the military seized power over the elected government last year.

 | AP

A worker in protective gear watches a barber cut a man's hair on the street in Shanghai.

Shanghai Moves Toward Ending 2-Month COVID-19 Lockdown

Shanghai had imposed a suffocating lockdown under China's "zero-COVID" strategy that aims to snuff out any outbreak with mass testing and isolation.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

U.S., South Korea Open To Expanded Military Drills To Deter North

President Biden said cooperation between the U.S. and South Korea shows "our readiness to take on all threats together."

 | AP and Phoebe Amoroso