Category Archives: Asia & Pacific

Biden Authorizes $100 Million in Emergency Funds for Afghan Refugees

President Joe Biden speaks about the nation's economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.,…

UNESCO Keeps Great Barrier Reef Off ‘In Danger’ List After Pushback From Australia

Assorted reef fish swim above a staghorn coral colony as it grows on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia, on Oct.…

Bridge Collapse Halts Traffic on Trans-Siberian Railway

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, on July 23, 2021. (Alexei…

People Smuggler Ordered to Pay £3,000 to Bereaved Families of 39 Migrants

Undated family handout photo of (left to right top row) Dinh Dinh Binh, Nguyen Minh Quang, Nguyen Huy Phong, Le Van Ha, Nguyen Van Hiep,…

Australia Awaits UNESCO Vote for Great Barrier Reef ‘In Danger’ Listing

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‘It’s Gonna Be Quite Awful’: Sydney’s Small Businesses Say Lockdown Repressive

Seatings for restaurants are mostly empty along Sydney Harbour due to COVID-19 coronavirus concerns, in Sydney on December 24, 2020. (SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

NZ Officials Summoned by Chinese Embassy Following Condemnation of Cyberattacks

L to R, a general view of Bowen House, The Beehive, statue of Richard Seddon and Parliament House in Wellington, New Zealand on October 17,…

No. 2 US Diplomat Sherman to Visit China as Tensions Soar

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman (L) elbow bumps with Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori (R) prior to their meeting at the…

Sydney Cases of COVID-19 Rise Again

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks at a press conference and COVID-19 update in Sydney, Australia on June 26, 2021. (Jenny Evans/Getty Images)

Japanese Ambassador Praises Australia’s Response to Beijing Aggression

Ambassador of Japan Shingo Yamagami addresses the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia on July 21, 2021. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)