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China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19, says independent panel

In its second interim report, the Switzerland-based Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response determined that Beijing could have been more vigorous in...

Aftershocks rattle quake-hit Indonesian island as search for survivors continues

The island continues to be rattled by aftershocks, including a 5.0-magnitude quake early Saturday, with authorities warning more are expected.Officers from Indonesia's Meteorology,...

Powerful earthquake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi kills at least 8, injures hundreds

The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 1.28 a.m. Jakarta time, was six kilometers (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene city at a...

Two members of WHO team blocked from entering China over failed coronavirus antibody test

IgM antibodies are among the earliest potential signs of a coronavirus infection, but could also appear in someone who has been vaccinated or...

Indonesian search team recovers black box at Sriwijaya plane crash site

The flight data recorder was found as a team -- including divers and a remotely operated underwater vehicle -- swept the sea floor...

Human remains pulled from the Indonesian Sriwijaya Air crash site

The Sriwijaya Air flight 182 -- a Boeing 737-500 -- was heading from Jakarta to the city of Pontianak, on the Indonesian island...

Kim Jong Un says North Korea is developing tactical nukes, new warheads and a nuclear-powered submarine

In comments published Saturday, Kim said North Korea is pushing ahead with the armaments to deter the United States, comments that appear to...

Dozens of Hong Kong opposition figures arrested under national security law

Speaking to reporters later Wednesday, a police spokesman said "the investigation is ongoing, we will not rule out arresting more people," adding that...

Pakistani court bans virginity tests for sexual assault victims

The Lahore High Court in Punjab province on Monday declared the practice illegal, saying it has "no medical basis" and "offends the personal...

Philippine President blocks Senate attempt to probe guards’ use of Covid-19 vaccine

The Senate plans to conduct an inquiry into the government's vaccination plan next week and some senators want the head of the Presidential...

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