Press Freedom

Al Jazeera probe 'professional', says Malaysia police chief

Malaysia is investigating Qatar-based network over its report on treatment of migrant workers amid coronavirus pandemic.

Al Jazeera probe 'professional', says Malaysia police chief

Australia

Australia's Morrison says US-China war no longer inconceivable

Prime minister also says stronger Indo-Pacific alliance with like-minded nations is a 'critical priority' for Australia.

Australia's Morrison says US-China war no longer inconceivable

AJ Impact

Indonesia's economy shrinks for first time in more than 20 years

Southeast Asia's largest economy contracted by 5.3 percent in the second quarter due to coronavirus curbs.

Indonesia's economy shrinks for first time in more than 20 years

Taiwan

US health chief Alex Azar to make 'historic' visit to Taiwan

Planned visit angers China, which says the move will endanger 'peace and stability' in the region.

US health chief Alex Azar to make 'historic' visit to Taiwan

Health

Coronavirus: All you need to know in 500 words

Virus reported to have originated in China's Wuhan has killed more than 700,000 people and infected over 18 million.

Press Freedom

Malaysian police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers

Al Jazeera condemns 'troubling escalation' in crackdown on press, urges authorities to immediately cease criminal probe.

Malaysian police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers

Asia Pacific

Australian military steps in to enforce COVID-19 lockdown

Hundreds deployed in Victoria, which has introduced various tough measures to control the coronavirus outbreak.

AJ Impact

Editor’s Analysis

From trade to TikTok: How US-China decoupling affects everyone

Four decades of policies that encouraged China to become more economically integrated with the world are unravelling.

From trade to TikTok: How US-China decoupling affects everyone

Asia Pacific

Thailand gun violence: Concerns mount as number of weapons rises

A mass shooting has prompted questions about the need for reform.

AJ IMPACT

China will not accept US 'theft' of TikTok: State media

China Daily says pressure on ByteDance to sell US operations to Microsoft or risk closure amounts to a 'smash and grab'.

China will not accept US 'theft' of TikTok: State media

Asia Pacific

Three rescued from tiny Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

The men had been missing for three days when their distress signal was spotted on uninhabited Pikelot Island.

Three rescued from tiny Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

Asia Pacific

Australia's Victoria imposes fines to enforce COVID-19 isolation

State introduces fines as high as 20,000 dollars for people who breach their isolation orders.

Australia's Victoria imposes fines to enforce COVID-19 isolation

Asia Pacific

Flash floods, mudslides kill 13 people in South Korea

Days of heavy rain trigger floods and mud slides, leaving 13 people dead and forcing more than 1,000 from their homes.

Flash floods, mudslides kill 13 people in South Korea

Thailand

Thailand protesters openly criticise monarchy of King Maha

Student protesters dressed like fictional wizard characters gather in Bangkok to call for curbs on king's power.

Thailand protesters openly criticise monarchy of King Maha

North Korea

UN report warns against N Korea's 'miniaturised' nuclear devices

Confidential report says Pyongyang is still producing enriched uranium, constructing experimental light water reactor.

UN report warns against N Korea's 'miniaturised' nuclear devices