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    Ruling Communist Party to set Vietnam’s course this week

    Leading members of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party meet this week to approve future policy and help select the nation’s top leaders amid talk whether the party chief will stay By HAU DINH Associated Press January 25, 2021, 3:50 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HANOI, Vietnam — Almost 1,600 […] More

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    AP PHOTOS: Marchers rehearse for India’s Republic Day parade

    By MANISH SWARUP Associated Press January 23, 2021, 8:46 AM • 2 min read NEW DELHI — Wielding a sword and wearing a turban in the colors of his regiment, Indian army Maj. Piyush Sharma thundered, “Troops, prepare to march.” On his order, the camel-mounted regiment — its mustachioed riders led by shiny brass bands […] More

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    Tens of thousands protest against Nepal’s prime minister

    Tens of thousands of people have protested in Nepal’s capital against the prime minister for dissolving Parliament and ordering new elections in an escalating feud within the governing party ByThe Associated Press January 22, 2021, 11:41 AM • 2 min read KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people protested in Nepal’s capital on Friday […] More

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    Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as US VP

    With chants of “Long live Kamala Harris,” fireworks and prayers, residents of a tiny Indian village celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice president By RISHI LEKHI and AIJAZ RAHI Associated Press January 21, 2021, 4:36 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article THULASENDRAPURAM, India — With chants of “Long live […] More

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    Albanian soldier dies in Afghanistan peacekeeping mission

    Albania’s Defense Ministry has reported the death of a soldier in Afghanistan, the second from the tiny Western Balkan country to die during the international peacekeeping mission ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2021, 10:22 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TIRANA, Albania — Albania’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday reported […] More

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    Massive car pileup on Japan highway kills one, injuries 17

    One person has been killed and at least 17 injured in a massive pileup of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions on a highway in northern Japan ByThe Associated Press January 19, 2021, 2:20 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — One person was killed and at […] More

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    Group: Angry mob targets radio station in north Afghanistan

    An international journalists group says an angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interfered with his prayer service By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press January 19, 2021, 9:32 AM • 2 min read KABUL, Afghanistan — […] More

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    North Korea is doubling down on nuclear weapons even as it isolates itself to keep Covid-19 at bay

    Kim announced last week at the Eighth Workers’ Party Congress — a meeting for North Korea’s governing elite — that his country plans to beef up Pyongyang’s already dangerous nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs with new, sophisticated armaments, such as tactical nuclear weapons designed for use on the battlefield and warheads designed to evade […] More

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    Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead

    On Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo was shown receiving the country’s first CoronaVac shot, after the government authorized it for emergency use. While on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced he had also received the vaccine. But the rollouts come despite a growing number of questions over the effectiveness of the shot, which last […] More

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    Official: 2 insider attackers kill 12 Afghan militiamen

    Afghan police say an insider attack by at least two members of an Afghan militia has killed 12 of their fellow militiamen By TAMEEM AKHGAR Associated Press January 16, 2021, 7:34 AM • 3 min read KABUL, Afghanistan — At least two members of an Afghan militia opened fire on their fellow militiamen in the […] More

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