Europe will face Islamic State threat if Libya regime falls, Erdogan warns
China’s ambassador to Sweden hits out at ‘smears’ in latest outburst against Beijing critics
How Vladimir Putin outplayed Russia’s opposition politicians
Why the ‘honeymoon is over’ between the Czech Republic and China
Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up Myanmar visit with string of infrastructure deals, including strategic Indian Ocean port
Beijing’s Forbidden City sparks fury after allowing pair to flout car ban inside World Heritage Site
Lawyers for Hong Kong teen who claims she was gang-raped by police accuse city’s top cop of trying to undermine case
Independent Lunar New Year fairs spring up in Hong Kong after changes at official events
China coronavirus: at least three suspected cases found in Shenzhen, Shanghai, sources say
Scepticism rises in Philippines about Chinese projects and Duterte’s support of them
CK Asset’s sale of Seaside Sonata sputters in the final pre-holiday weekend as Hong Kong’s home market tries to find its footing
Man charged with possession of unlicensed gun, ammunition after raid on Sha Tin flat
Sorry, old chaps, for making light of Megxit and branding Britain’s royal family as useless
Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan hints at scaling back one-off relief measures in upcoming budget amid concerns over increase in recurrent expenditure
Taal Volcano: Philippine city turns ash into bricks to aid rebuilding efforts
South Korean teachers among seven missing in Himalayan avalanche
Hong Kong officials to shun pro-democracy councillors’ panel
Phone-snatching lawmaker Ted Hui cleared by party disciplinary panel, likely to contest Legco elections again
China coronavirus: four new cases confirmed in Wuhan, but study says 1,723 people may have symptoms
How ‘new’ Chinese revived an ‘old’ ethnic dominance in Cambodia’s economy
Not just Brexit, but all of the world’s ‘wicked problems’ need creative solutions
China’s plan to slash health care costs sees global pharmaceutical firms crowded out of market
Wuhan virus: Thailand to hold Lunar New Year parties despite local pneumonia cases
Will the ‘Najib recordings’ fray ties between Mahathir’s Malaysia and the Gulf states?
Watch your carbon footprint: Hong Kong’s getting hotter, as climate change makes its presence felt
Beijing should tell Taiwan and Hong Kong what it has to gain from them
Why ‘lucky money’ red packets are unlikely to disappear in Hong Kong, despite rise of electronic lai see
No excuses, no limits: these breakdancers don’t let disabilities stop their moves
Donald Trump really is Xi Jinping’s friend. The phase one US-China trade deal proves it
The lure of easy money: arcade thrills lead Hong Kong’s young gamers to gambling, massive debts
Notorious Hong Kong gangster Kwai Ping-hung released from prison ahead of deportation to US
Chinese transplant patients’ band plays on in honour of Australian donor who dreamed of making music
Are Asean’s big players about to get tough on Beijing’s South China Sea claims?
Donald Trump says Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei ‘should be very careful with his words’ after ‘American clowns’ insult
Chinese #MeToo activist Sophia Huang Xueqin freed from detention, lawyers and sources say
Canada to give families of Iran plane tragedy victims US$19,000 each
Indonesia arrests Toto Santoso who claimed to be ‘king of the world’ for fraud
Donald Trump’s campaign against Huawei is a symptom of digital orientalism, ignoring similarities in Chinese and Western surveillance
US State department report on Tibet a month overdue, congressional sources say
Meng Wanzhou extradition battle could stretch past November, as Canada seeks to deny Huawei executive access to documents
Outrage as Michelin strips star from French culinary legend Paul Bocuse’s flagship restaurant
Has the US already lost the battle for the South China Sea?
Two Chinese nationals found dead near famous Iceland plane wreck
Wuhan virus: US to screen airline passengers from China amid fear of coronavirus outbreak
World’s shortest man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, dies in Nepal at 27
Trump impeachment: Senators must do better than run a kangaroo court or risk holding US justice up to ridicule
US woman gets 25-year jail sentence for killing husband with eye drops
Seoul rebukes US envoy Harry Harris over ‘very inappropriate’ Moon comments
Money exchange swindlers conned two victims out of US$1 million, Hong Kong police say after arresting four and seizing HK$8 million in fake notes
Hong Kong protests: police officer among eight arrested next to new ‘Lennon Wall’ in Tuen Mun
Celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz to defend Donald Trump in impeachment trial
Painting found in Italian gallery’s walls confirmed as stolen Klimt


China’s new killer robot ship goes through its first sea trial
Andrew Yang’s wife Evelyn says she was sexually assaulted by doctor while pregnant
Wuhan pneumonia: Hong Kong widens net for suspected cases but medical workers fear already overstretched hospitals will suffer
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar for visit that aims to cement ties
Occupy ringleader Shiu Ka-chun accuses Hong Kong university of ‘political cleansing’ after he is relieved of teaching post
Hong Kong universities adopt safety first approach as protest fears force them to suspend student exchange programmes
Captured obese Isis preacher so heavy SWAT team needed truck
False killer whales make a splash with surprise appearance in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour
Hong Kong Express sorry for forcing Japanese woman take pregnancy test
Civil servant’s walkout over motion condemning Hong Kong police chief at district council meeting prompts official complaint from pro-democracy group
China’s birth rate decline and economic growth slump present new challenges after trade war deal
China tells European Union it won’t miss out because of trade deal with US
‘Coin Young Master’ fan gets 12 months’ probation for mimicking hero’s cash giveaway stunt
China seeks more students to study maths and science subjects to ‘serve country’s strategic demands’
US-China tech war to be ‘defining issue of this century’, despite signing of phase one trade deal
Family still looking for answers to Hong Kong father’s death despite inquest’s ruling
Environment minister cites calmer atmosphere in Hong Kong as he lifts recycling ban on glass bottles
Iran’s Khamenei says ‘bitter’ Ukrainian plane crash should not overshadow Soleimani’s killing
In fake news case, Singapore government says ordinary person would have misread SDP’s posts
Former members of Hong Kong police watchdog say court case no excuse for holding up interim report on handling of protests
UK woman who said nasi lemak was ‘wickedly bad’ faces anger of Malaysians
Elderly Hong Kong asthma patient’s death was from natural causes, inquest finds, despite family pointing fingers at doctors
Crisis, what crisis? Hong Kong banks remain ‘profitable, solid’ despite protests, says HKMA official, rejecting doomsday claims by short seller
Can India and Indonesia team up to counter China in the Indo-Pacific?
Children and teacher among nine hurt after car mounts pavement and hits group outside Hong Kong school
Chinese customs seizes 23kg of frozen breast milk from woman returning from Singapore
Ukraine PM Oleksiy Goncharuk offers to quit after audio critical of President Zelensky leaked
China to curb farming near rivers in push to reverse water pollution, official says
The last goodbye: Hong Kong’s ‘King of Thieves’ Kwai Ping-hung spends final night behind bars playing games and chatting to inmates
Hong Kong lawmaker files legal bid at High Court to force police to reveal components of tear gas they use on anti-government protesters
China looks to make it easier for electric car drivers to swap batteries on the move
Handgun and ammo seized, man arrested as Hong Kong police raid radical anti-government group
Sewol ferry disaster: owner’s heirs ordered to pay South Korean government US$146m
‘Least snow I’ve seen in my life’: climate change in Japan worries experts and tourism operators
Australia fires deter Chinese tourists ahead of Lunar New Year holiday
Three arrested over HK$25 million worth of iPhones, Apple Watches, other tech products and bird’s nest found on cargo ship bound for mainland China from Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s capital market can expect a robust pipeline of midsize IPOs this year, says one of the city’s top bookrunners
Partial opening of scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central MTR link set for Valentine’s Day, Hong Kong transport minister reveals
Singapore man accused of filming women in toilets barred from leaving to continue studies in UK
US Navy warship Shiloh sails through Taiwan Strait on ‘routine transit’ after island’s election
China reports second death from Wuhan coronavirus
Japanese politician Shinjiro Koizumi becomes a dad, makes waves by taking paternity leave
Pioneering Wellbeing in Hong Kong Schools
Malaysia’s biggest threat for 2020 is ‘political and terrorist radicalisation’, experts warn
Refer friends to the Lunar newsletter to earn a reward
Time to take the guesswork out of grade estimates
Taiwan’s young voters have spoken – the KMT must update its vision of relations with China
EU’s former ambassador to South Korea suspect in China spy probe
Indonesian rapist Reynhard Sinaga’s 30-year sentence too lenient, says UK attorney general
China’s birth rate falls to near 60-year low, with 2019 producing fewest babies since 1961
China GDP growth last year was 6.1 per cent, slowest rate for 29 years
Local golfers raise more than HK$2 million for city charities as part of Operation Santa Claus
EU considers tougher rules for AI developers in ‘high-risk sectors’ such as health care, transport
Carrie Lam has said Hong Kong will consider a return to rent controls. But what are they?
India and the US over China: Maldives picks a side in the Indian Ocean
Harvey Weinstein rape trial not ‘referendum’ on #MeToo movement, judge warns jurors
Former US defence official calls US arms sales to Taiwan a catalyst for cross-Strait dialogue
China turns to Myanmar as the ‘friendly giant in the neighbourhood’
What does American business call the US-China trade deal? A start
Meet ‘PigeonBot’, the drone taking scientists one step closer to the dream of feathered flight
Asean, RCEP trade partners unlikely beneficiaries from US-China trade war, Deloitte economist says
In Nepal, children are getting married for love by choice
Shanghai introduces facial recognition drug collection terminals to combat abuse by patients and pharmacists
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resign as police probe wife’s murder
Wolf puppies play fetch, too, scientists find
Canada pushes Iran on downed plane, saying world ‘will not rest’ without answers
Ex-police chief Oscar Albayalde, who oversaw Duterte’s drug war, to be charged for corruption in Philippines
Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, in major win for Trump
Trump impeachment: White House broke law by freezing Ukraine aid, watchdog says
China admits fishing in Indonesian-claimed waters in South China Sea, vows to resolve things in ‘friendly manner’
Will China stick to the phase one trade deal? That depends on whether it fosters stability
EU to review US-China deal for any WTO challenge, says trade commissioner Phil Hogan
Hong Kong educators want students to act independently, take responsibility and reconcile tensions, survey finds
Hong Kong protests: man who attacked Post photographer pleads guilty to assault


China confident about Russia ties amid power shift in Moscow
Transitional housing for Hong Kong’s poor not just a job for charities and developers, human rights groups says, urging more government involvement
New survey of Hong Kong protesters says 80% support ‘one country, two systems’ and don’t want independence from China
Avoid raising Kashmir dispute at United Nations, India asks China
Hong Kong protests: ‘rioters’ should apologise for damaging city, police chief Chris Tang says, while conceding force could have handled unrest better
Trade war: China, US face tough reality ahead after the pomp of phase one deal signing
Chinese socialist icon and tractor- driving pioneer Liang Jun dies, aged 89
Hong Kong airport’s long-term investment plans to stay on course despite ongoing protests buffeting passenger numbers
Cathay Pacific predicts ‘highly challenging operating environment’ in 2020
Look to Japan and China: can the Middle East learn from East Asia’s success story?
German vlogger gets death threat over critical review of Singapore Airlines
Xi Jinping says China, Vietnam should resolve their disputes ‘properly’
China’s deal to buy more US goods is ‘distortion of the market’, Europeans complain
Hong Kong protests: legal challenge stops police watchdog from publishing review into officers’ behaviour during unrest
Hong Kong mall Festival Walk reopens, but post-protest scars remain
In Japan, University of Tokyo fires AI professor over ‘will not hire Chinese’ tweet
Maternity leave increase in Hong Kong a step closer after lawmakers back plan to fast-track legislation
5G: Why is Samsung cool, Chinese tech brands cold and US brands domineering?
Taal Volcano: desperate residents seize on ‘lull’ in eruption despite danger
Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor berates Uber after ‘scariest experience’ with London driver
Hong Kong man who vandalised HSBC outlet ordered to attend rehabilitation for drug abuse
Chinese man detained for 10 days and fined US$73 after throwing boy across playground
Chinese magazine editor under investigation for publishing son’s work
Hong Kong police uncover high explosives after taking pipe bomb suspect, hooded and chained, to village for evidence search
South China Morning Post’s 10 most read stories of 2019
China’s middle class frets the ‘good times’ are over amid sliding house prices, stagnant wages
Mikhail who? Putin’s pick for Russia PM is a political nobody
Singapore’s SDP loses bid for first challenge against fake news law to be heard in open court
British royal’s Hong Kong gaffe, Beatles legend Paul McCartney arrested and Concorde flights for Asia: headlines making the news 40 years ago
China Vice-Premier Liu He rejects Trump’s suggestion of immediate phase two talks, calling idea ‘unwise’
Wuhan virus: Japan case puts Asian health authorities on high alert before Lunar New Year
A school that cares about children’s wellbeing
Trump impeachment: four Republicans could prevent rapid acquittal in Senate
Kyle Bass says Hong Kong is headed for a ‘full-fledged’ banking crisis, markets are not convinced
China’s smog-prone regions see clearer skies but pollution worse elsewhere
US-China trade war deal: Liu He reassures Beijing’s other partners they will not lose out
‘Alarming texts’ suggest US ambassador was being tracked in Ukraine before Trump fired her
Carrie Lam says Hong Kong capitalism can only survive beyond 2047 if ‘one country, two systems’ is fully respected
Lawsuit: Epstein abused girls as young as 12, one tried to escape his private island by swimming
Brazil’s new US$100 million Antarctic base, built by China
UK will keep Huawei out of ‘critical national infrastructure’, culture secretary Nicky Morgan says
Hong Kong gets a ‘magnificent seven’ moment as stock exchange has busiest listing day in 18 months
China hails phase one trade war deal signing, but remains relatively tight-lipped on the details
Chinese ambassador warns Dutch government against restricting ASML supplies
Wuhan pneumonia: Japan confirms first case of new China coronavirus infection
Chinese giants thrive as European firms battle belt and road entry barriers, report says
Southeast Asia unsure of the value of Asean, poll by Singapore think tank shows
Tsai Ing-wen’s election win buys Taiwan precious time to deepen US relations in trade and security
In Indonesia, ‘mosque hunters’ are scouring 17,000 islands with drones to log the official tally
Hong Kong businesses urge dialogue and slow roll-out to Carrie Lam’s plans to boost number of statutory public holidays
Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake in bid to break Chinese record
Chinese protesters angle for Liu He’s attention as his motorcade whizzes past
Chinese export powerhouse bets on infrastructure to help stabilise economy
Iran regime will collapse within months, predicts exiled crown prince Reza Pahlavi
Top Chinese intelligence agency, ex-EU ambassador embroiled in German spy probe
China, US can build on phase one trade deal to resolve their broader differences, analysts say
US lawmakers want sanctions over Americans trapped in China by exit bans
Southeast Asia’s anxiety and disillusionment with US and China deepen: poll by Singapore think tank
US markets rise on trade deal, but broader issues remain
Meghan Markle could face estranged father in court after suing British tabloid
The US is targeting China for intellectual property theft, but is the fight really worth it?
Donald Trump and Liu He sign ‘phase-one’ US-China trade deal, though most tariffs remain
Monaco reclaims land to make space for US$2 billion luxury beachfront flats, amid housing shortage
2019 was second hottest year ever, with more extreme weather on the way as expert warns to ‘raise the red flag’
Huawei ‘not a chess piece’ in US-China trade deal, Steven Mnuchin says
Nancy Pelosi names seven-member impeachment team to prosecute Trump in Senate trial
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev resigns as President Vladimir Putin plans constitutional overhaul
Donald Trump’s assassination of Qassem Soleimani: illegal, says Russia, helped Isis, says Iran


Hong Kong protests: police seize powerful pipe bomb and arrest 10 members of radical anti-government group in two-day operation
Hong Kong dollar no longer ‘safe haven’ for investors as protests cast doubt, ‘father of dollar peg’ says
Singapore debt collector wears Chinese funeral outfit to harass victim, gets 5 weeks’ jail
Chinese investment integral to Philippine property market, as friendly diplomatic relations, offshore gaming add to appeal
Hong Kong officer off hook after magistrate rules evidence does not add up in forgery trial
Hong Kong protests: if people behaved police wouldn’t have to use force, says government, as it hits back at critical Human Rights Watch report
Japanese fishing boat seized in waters off Russian-held, Japan-claimed islands
Hongkongers told to cut back on food favourites and ditch the sauce, in Consumer Council health warning
Trade war: phase one trade deal to be signed in White House’s East Room
Hong Kong protests: Beijing’s new envoy calls for ‘unity and effective governance’ to steer city from months of turbulence and unrest
Government should embrace innovation in health care sector, industry members say at ‘Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series’
Indian sellers wage anti-Amazon protests as Jeff Bezos arrives for business trip
Wuhan pneumonia: how the search for the source of the mystery illness unfolded
Flight cabin cleaner remanded in custody for taking baton and protest gear to Hong Kong airport
China charity fails to transfer funds raised for woman who later died of malnutrition
India’s ‘door still open’ to RCEP free-trade deal: Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Hongkongers looking to move abroad warned to be careful when using immigration consultants after family spends HK$400,000 on going nowhere
Residence of French consul general in Hong Kong burgled in lunchtime break-in
Taal Volcano: 82,000 displaced in Philippines as danger zones become ‘ghost towns’
China and Indonesia can find common ground over a shared interest: fishing
Joo Ye-ji, YouTube maths tutor, warned South Koreans they’d get stuck ‘welding in Australia’ if they don’t study
Chinese restaurant chain Jiumaojiu jumps 56 per cent on Hong Kong debut after completing biggest IPO of new year
Japan moves to prevent Chinese spying on its seabed
China sees Myanmar as stepping stone to Indian Ocean, energy security
Man and woman die after falling from upscale Hong Kong apartment building
‘If anything happens, we can scramble’: Taiwan’s air force pilots on the front line with mainland China
Hong Kong health insurance: Consumer Council warns ‘lazy’ shoppers to compare deals carefully after revealing huge price differences
At Vietnam’s ‘Dong Tam Massacre’, activists claim government attacked its own citizens
Guatemala swears in president as departing leader gets pelted with eggs
Tsai Ing-wen says Beijing must face reality that Taiwan is ‘an independent country already’
China says human transmission not ruled out in Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
China’s top trade war negotiator handed more control at home as Beijing expands reach of finance committee
Democrats spar over women presidents and war as Trump stirs from afar
Alek Sigley describes being ‘kidnapped’ by North Korea and forced to admit to spying
Hong Kong welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says latest relief measures aimed at the elderly and low-income people will pose a burden on city’s coffers
Man accused of filming women in toilet had ‘master plan’ to flee Singapore
Michael Flynn seeking to withdraw guilty plea
NSA finds ‘severe’ security flaw in Microsoft Windows 10, apparently didn’t exploit it
Could Malaysia place its biggest companies under government control to break up dominance?
Lunar New Year fireworks show in Hong Kong cancelled over anti-government protests
Why protests in India over the new citizenship law are much ado about nothing
Ex-pope Benedict wants name removed from bombshell book
Indonesia taps Tony Blair and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince for advice on new capital city
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Silicon Valley on supporting China’s ‘Orwellian’ state ahead of trade deal
Beijing and Manila need more than coastguard diplomacy to fix South China Sea problems
China’s Wang Yi makes detour to praise Kenya after Djibouti claims advantage in quest for UN seat
China-bound plane dumps fuel on LA-area school playground, injuring children
Huawei’s latest US headache: Senate bill would spend US$1 billion on developing a 5G competitor
Hong Kong police consider arming officers with electroshock devices and net guns amid protests
Why China’s Greater Bay Area plan fails to capture the imagination of young Kongkongers
Sell, trade or rent? Mexico just can’t get rid of its presidential plane
China is global threat to individual freedoms, says new Human Rights Watch report
China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank won’t create ‘debt trap’ for borrowers, chief says
US won’t cut more China tariffs until after presidential election
Missile attacks on US bases weren’t Iran’s real revenge on Donald Trump. This is
Japanese defence chief Taro Kono warns China over disputed islands: respect international norms or ‘pay the cost’
How reunification of Taiwan and the mainland could still work: prioritise mutual respect and ordinary people’s feelings
US, EU and Japan target China with new global trade rules that challenge state subsidies
Donald Trump to headline Davos summit as Iran drops out following shooting down of Ukraine plane and assassination of Qassem Soleimani
Can Xi Jinping plug the trust deficit in stalled US-North Korea nuclear negotiations?
Iran arrests suspects in ‘unforgivable’ plane disaster, as protests persist
Hong Kong police defuse powerful pipe bomb in flat and arrest three men, including two with ‘links to radical protest group’
US sanctions China-based entity over North Korean overseas workers
US venture capital in China tumbles as tech decoupling deepens, report says
Iran nuclear accord in balance as UK, France and Germany trigger dispute mechanism
Man arrested after taking picture of Hong Kong police in restaurant, with councillor decrying incident as ‘arbitrary arrest’
Economists pour scorn on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package
Egypt probes death of jailed US citizen, as Washington slams ‘avoidable’ death


A MeToo moment, Malaysia? Defamation charge against South China Morning Post reporter Tashny Sukumaran withdrawn
Trade, tech ... and now the Arctic? The next frontier in the China-US struggle for global control
District councillors slam Hong Kong minister over refusal to halt work on controversial HK$50 million musical fountain
Taipei wins over Prague but Taiwan may face bigger Beijing battle
Ireland’s Leo Varadkar calls for snap election on back of successful Brexit deal
Hong Kong government overlooked hundreds of millions in money owed by developers over use of public space, ombudsman says
Taal Volcano: as Philippines races to evacuate residents, some decide to stay home
Hong Kong protests making investigations into corruption more complex, ICAC says, despite drop in number of cases lodged
Why the phase one US-China trade deal should not be scoffed at – it’s about more than pork and soybeans
Militia fishing ships ‘not on agenda’ as Chinese coastguard visits Philippines
China’s imports from the US fell by a fifth in 2019, as trade war stripped away demand
Hong Kong Bar Association offers city leader Carrie Lam blueprint for independent inquiry into protests
China, Pakistan complete Sea Guardians 2020 joint naval exercise in Arabian Sea
Battered by Hong Kong protests, Maxim’s gives staff one-off bonus for work during unrest
Blast rips through Chinese chemical plant deemed unsafe in July
University of Hong Kong starts procedure to decide whether co-founder of Occupy movement Benny Tai should be fired from his teaching job
Sex assault case against Anwar Ibrahim dismissed by Malaysia’s solicitor general for ‘insufficient evidence’
Chinese shipyards call time on corvettes to switch to larger vessels
Yum China, operator of KFC and Pizza Hut, is working with CICC, Goldman on Hong Kong listing as Chinese companies mull return to home market
Cardiac arrest patient not given certain drug because of time needed to get it from hospital pharmacy, Hong Kong inquest hears
New push to revive China’s wild yellow croaker fish stocks
Education Bureau slammed for allowing Hong Kong’s private schools to charge millions for priority enrolment
Cambodia’s Hun Sen has ruled for 35 years – is he looking to shore up his dynasty?
At least 110 dead as avalanches, heavy snow hit Pakistan, India, Afghanistan
‘Idiots’: Boeing dismissed Lion Air’s call for 737 MAX training a year before crash in Indonesia
Chinese woman, 24, dies of malnutrition despite US$145,000 effort to save her
Hong Kong government will fully cooperate with judiciary to expedite trials in protest cases, city leader Carrie Lam says
Wuhan pneumonia: Chinese tourist in Thai case did not visit outbreak-linked market, raising fears of possible spread of virus
Australia fires: government reassures tourists despite world’s worst air quality in Melbourne
Financial consultant killed after being struck by taxi on busy Hong Kong road
Hong Kong knifemen attack motorist trapped in overturned vehicle after car chase in Sheung Shui
Japan’s Watatsumi Shrine bans foreigners after vandalism and alleged death threat against priest
Chinese woman’s song urging son to find Lunar New Year love becomes viral hit
Thai actor faces questions after Singaporean man pays bitcoin ransom to flee from captors
Six dead and four missing after sinkhole swallows bus in western China
Hong Kong police seize 80kg of illegal fireworks and firecrackers from shipping container ahead of Lunar New Year
Carrie Lam performs U-turn and gives all Hongkongers aged 60 and over cheaper travel fares of HK$2 per trip
British model Madalyn Davis fell to her death at famous Sydney selfie spot
Why global switch to renewable hydropower may be the answer to limiting climate change
Meng Wanzhou: judge rejects media request to broadcast Huawei executive’s extradition hearing
Four women enter UK Labour leadership race. The only man will likely win
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismisses property tycoon Adam Kwok’s call to halve the quota of mainland Chinese relocating to city
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says opponents of Taiwan reunification ‘will stink for 10,000 years’
Singapore schools offer ‘safety and security’ for families leaving Hong Kong protests behind
Chinese man cleared of schoolgirl’s rape and murder after serving 13 years of life sentence
Apple refuses US government request to unlock gunman’s iPhones, reigniting feud over privacy
Taal Volcano eruption: Philippine government wants no repeat of Pinatubo disaster that killed 847 people
Singapore jails Indonesian helper for mixing menstrual blood, saliva into employer’s food
Russian hackers targeted Burisma amid impeachment inquiry, cyber firm says
China’s export growth lost steam in 2019 amid US trade war, decelerating sharply to 0.5 per cent
Ocean Park bailout plan by Hong Kong government will help fund attraction’s revival, not just ‘stop the bleeding’, tourism commissioner says
France’s Macron urges Trump not to leave Africa as US weighs troop reduction
1MDB scandal: Malaysia police admit failure in capturing Jho Low by 2019, vow not to give up
US makes final plea for Boris Johnson government to block Huawei from UK’s 5G network
Hong Kong must heal what the protest crisis has torn apart, not just relationships but also our minds
Anwar Ibrahim sexual assault accuser’s polygraph test sparks legal debate in Malaysia
US Treasury tightens foreign investment review rules
Guangdong legislators meet in shadow of US-China trade war and Hong Kong protests
Iran denies plane crash cover-up and grants access to Canadian investigators
Phase one trade deal gives Donald Trump bragging rights but phase two is likely a mirage, analysts say
‘Win hearts and minds’ by helping Hong Kong students find jobs in mainland China
Oldest stuff on Earth found inside meteorite that hit Australia
Tesla stock hits US$500 amid new China factory, strong sales
Model Gigi Hadid called as potential juror at Harvey Weinstein rape trial
‘Miraculous’ escape: US troops describe how they survived Iran missile attack
Peter Navarro says phase one US-China trade deal will provide swift enforcement
‘Megxit’ summit: Queen Elizabeth gives blessing to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to go it alone
US plans to lift China’s currency manipulator designation ahead of trade deal, according to report
Singapore man on trial for terrorism financing admits to sending money to Isis


Hong Kong protests: High Court test for warrants that let police search phones
Czech president to skip Beijing summit over China ‘investment letdown’
2020 Academy Awards: South Korea’s Parasite nominated for best picture Oscar
Hong Kong snooker star Marco Fu in legal fight over control of his Facebook fan page
Chinese blogger fans flames of controversy by blaming ‘lazy and unpatriotic’ Australians for bush fires
China’s sovereign digital currency plan in doubt with concerns raised about wider application
Taal volcano eruption: lava, lightning and a ‘hazardous explosion within hours’, but for some Filipinos, an eerie calm
We know who you are: China’s subways track commuters as security takes on a silent hi-tech face
Worker robbed at knifepoint for three straight nights as trio target dodgy diesel refuelling station in Hong Kong
Britain’s Princes William and Harry deny ‘false story’ ahead of royal summit
China urges US to ‘immediately halt’ sanctions on Chinese firms with Iran ties
Is this 70-year-old jogger and former president the future of Taiwan’s Kuomintang?
Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma on criticism of city courts and concerns about prosecutions of anti-government protesters
Wuhan pneumonia: Thailand confirms first case of virus outside China
Pakistan court sets aside death sentence handed to former ruler Pervez Musharraf
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi backs call to lift sanctions on Zimbabwe
Xi Jinping’s visit to mark 70th anniversary of China-Myanmar relations comes with high expectations
Indonesia’s labour unions protest in street against Omnibus jobs law they say will cut minimum wage
Chinese journal sorry over paper praising ‘sublime’ mentor and his ‘magnificent’ wife
Take ‘public interest’ into account on whether to bring cases to court, instead of just sufficient evidence, head of Hong Kong Bar Association says in speech
China using AI, 5G tech to improve travel experience during annual Spring Festival migration
Mark scheme not confidential, argues bribery-accused Hong Kong English-language tutor who posted it on Facebook
Hong Kong’s top judge announces task force on tackling rising number of prosecutions resulting from protests
Vandals scrawl ‘Free Hong Kong’ on Denmark’s famed Little Mermaid statue
Trade war deal will not fix US-China tensions as ex-Fed chair Yellen warns of long-term global impact
Do you hear the (young) people sing? How politics in Hong Kong and Taiwan show it’s time to empower the next generation
Hong Kong universities start new term still scarred by protest havoc, leaving some students mulling city exit
As Japan welcomes Taiwan’s election result, Abe also wary of upsetting Beijing
What does human flesh taste like? Canadian English teacher faces child abuse charges for showing BBC video in South Korea
China says ‘trade war is not over yet’ ahead of phase one deal signing that is just the ‘first round of a game’
Hong Kong government unveils HK$10.6 billion plan to bail out ailing Ocean Park, in expansion that will create new themed zones and attractions
China and EU may hold summit in Beijing at end of March, ahead of ‘17+1’ meeting
Iran plane crash: protesters flee reported gunfire and tear gas in Tehran
Taal Volcano is the most deadly in the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 in its history. How big is its latest eruption?
Chinese police kill kidnapper, free hostages in Inner Mongolia attack
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam tells Asian Financial Forum the city is withstanding protests, US-China trade war
American Dream: the new US$5 billion mega-mall built for the Instagram era
Hong Kong’s key index compiler opens the door for China’s technology behemoths to join Hang Seng stock benchmark
Taal Volcano eruption: Philippine nationals in Hong Kong worry about relatives’ safety as flights between city and Manila cancelled
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa seeks girlfriend to travel to the moon
Re-election of Tsai Ing-wen as Taiwan’s president brings relief for Hong Kong protesters who fled to island
South Korean job applicants are learning to trick AI hiring bots that use facial recognition tech
Will Harry and Meghan move to a ‘hidden mansion’ in this quiet Canada holiday spot?
How to make a career switch in Hong Kong with postgraduate programmes
US said to be planning to halt nearly 1,000 civilian drones over concerns of China spying
Tyson Steele recounts how he survived 20 days in freezing Alaska wilderness after fire destroyed cabin
Philippines’ Taal volcano eruption triggers dozens of quakes and mass evacuation
Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong pledges deeper integration with mainland China province Guangdong amid months of anti-government protests
South Korea under scrutiny amid doubts over role in release of North Koreans held in Vietnam
Cathay Pacific set to offer unpaid leave to staff as Hong Kong protests and boycott by mainland Chinese customers take toll
Political reform in Hong Kong could begin with a revamp of the ‘peripheral’ Executive Council
Where to for the KMT after Han Kuo-yu’s failed bid for Taiwan president?
In Singapore, cutting down on plastic is not yet so drastic
Spas to seaweed: the Thai brands banking on Chinese tourists
First Xinjiang, now Tibet passes rules to promote ‘ethnic unity’
Former pope Benedict rejects allowing married men to join priesthood
Rural farmers get help selling produce online as China steps up poverty alleviation efforts
Thousands sign petition calling for introduction of koalas in New Zealand after devastating Australia bush fires
China’s most advanced destroyer the Nanchang formally enters service in ‘leap forward’ for navy
Jihadist attack on military camp kills 89 Niger soldiers
US residents begin recovery after storms that killed 11 in Midwest and South
Canadian residents awake to alert of ‘incident’ at nuclear power plant, later discover it was sent by mistake
World Health Organisation links China virus outbreak to single seafood market in Wuhan and says it’s not spreading
US Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there is ‘enough testimony’ against Trump to remove him from office
Rocket volley slams into major Iraqi airbase where US troops are stationed
US-China phase one trade deal is ‘modest but helpful’, say business leaders
Human Rights Watch chief denied entry to Hong Kong at airport, with no explanation provided, group says