S’pore reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases

In this  Jan 31, 2020 photo, a man wearing a protective mask looks at a smartphone while sitting at Raffles Place in Singapore. (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) MANILA / JAKARTA / JERUSALEM / SUVA / TEHRAN / HANOI / ISLAMABAD / COLOMBO / YANGON / SINGAPORE / ANKARA / SYDNEY / TOKYO / AMMAN / SEOUL / NEW DELHI / VIENTIANE / ULAN BATOR – Singapore added 1,504 new […]

Iran president picks veteran diplomat to lead nuclear talks

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on August 8, 2021, shows Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi chairing a cabinet meeting in the capital Tehran. (IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) Iran’s new president picked a Foreign Ministry veteran with close ties to the military to replace Mohammad Javad Zarif as the nation’s top diplomat. Hossein Amirabdollahian, […]

S. Korea adopts electronic travel authorization for foreign visitors

People wait to be monitored for possible side effects after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea, Aug 5, 2021. (AHN YOUNG-JOON / AP) BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN / SUVA / KATHMANDU / SINGAPORE / PHNOM PENH / JERUSALEM / ISTANBUL / SYDNEY / DHAKA / SEOUL / NEW DELHI / ISLAMABAD / ULAN BATOR / […]