Rob McBride

Rob McBride

Asia Pacific

Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ could change travelling post-pandemic

With many airports deserted, 'travel bubbles' could help a struggling industry get back on its feet.

Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ could change travelling post-pandemic

Asia

South Korean farmers embrace hi-tech methods

Smart farm technologies in South Korea help reduce the need for manpower in rural areas where they do not have enough workers.

South Korean farmers embrace hi-tech methods

Asia Pacific

South Koreans mark Buddha birthday celebrations amid COVID-19

The holiday is marked cautiously with prayers for the pandemic to be over.

South Koreans mark Buddha birthday celebrations amid COVID-19

Asia Pacific

South Korea launches world's biggest container ship

Launch comes as global trade suffers sharp downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic.

South Korea launches world's biggest container ship

Asia Pacific

S Korea governing party sees big gains in parliamentary election

South Korea is one of the first major countries to hold a general election during the global pandemic and many see it as a referendum on the government's handling of the crisis.

S Korea governing party sees big gains in parliamentary election

Asia Pacific

S Korea to hold first national election amid COVID-19 outbreak

Despite the health risks, there are indications the virus will not deter people from voting.

S Korea to hold first national election amid COVID-19 outbreak

News

North Korea ramps up missile testing

North Korea has launched multiple short-range projectiles into the sea as part of ongoing drills, South Korea's military says.

North Korea ramps up missile testing

Aviation

Coronavirus: Airlines face losses of more than $100bn

The crisis has been underscored by tighter travel restrictions being imposed by a growing number of countries.

Coronavirus: Airlines face losses of more than $100bn

Coronavirus pandemic

South Korea church leader apologises over coronavirus outbreak

South Korea has the largest number of infections outside China, with the total rising to 4,335.

South Korea church leader apologises over coronavirus outbreak

South Korea

Coronavirus: South Korea raises alert level to highest

The president puts the country on 'red alert' due to the rapid rise in new cases, which are largely being traced back to church services.

Coronavirus: South Korea raises alert level to highest

Asia Pacific

Coronavirus in South Korea: Nationwide cases of infection double

The spread of the new coronavirus has intensified around the world, with the number of cases more than doubling to 433 in South Korea.

Coronavirus in South Korea: Nationwide cases of infection double

Asia

South Korea: Emergency measures after rise in coronavirus cases

Millions of people urged to stay indoors as South Korea becomes the country with the highest number of coronavirus infections outside China.

South Korea: Emergency measures after rise in coronavirus cases