British regulators approve GlaxoSmithKline drug sotrovimab to treat those at high risk of developing severe symptoms.
Iraqi Kurds complain of high unemployment, widespread corruption, poor services, and patronage networks.
The Omicron variant
‘Dramatic rise’ in reprisals against opposition MPs in ASEAN
Arrests of parliament members in Myanmar drive up number of detentions across ASEAN from one in 2020 to 91 in 2021.
Bangladesh mayor arrested for refusing mural of PM’s father
Many people have been charged for defaming Sheikh Mujibur Rahman under the country’s notorious internet laws.
Pakistan expands COVID vaccination drive amid Omicron fears
Authorities to set up 40 call centres to follow up with citizens who missed their second dose.
US defence secretary condemns China hypersonic missile tests
Lloyd Austin says tests increase regional tension, as US pledges continued military support for South Korea.
Ethiopian gov’t says it retook string of towns from Tigray forces
Spokesman says Shewa Robit, a town claimed by Tigrayan forces last week, is among those now under government control.
‘I can’t trust them’: Students upset at Australia’s border U-turn
International students remain in limbo after Australia delays planned border reopening over Omicron variant.