I WAS not born in the USA and that may be why I find myself defending my adopted country with more conviction than other Americans who may be taking their place of birth for granted and feel less...

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FEW Malaysians were surprised when the government's decision last week to ease conditionally its Movement Control Order (MCO) ran aground almost immediately on the shoals of political reality.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump suggested that injecting people with household disinfectant might cure them of the novel coronavirus.

[BEIJING] China's top legislature will hold its annual session next month after postponing the meeting for the first time in decades due to the virus outbreak, official news agency Xinhua said on...

FRENCH digital minister Cédric O on Tuesday became the first major government minister to publicly call for Google and Apple to weaken privacy protections around its coronavirus digital contact...

[HONG KONG] China's state council approved a Hong Kong government shake-up on Wednesday at a time when Beijing is reaffirming its authority over the city, raising political tensions and risking a...

[JERUSALEM] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a historic deal Monday with one-time rival parliament speaker Benny Gantz to form a unity government, ending the country's worst-ever...

THE World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are gearing up for this week's annual spring meetings - this year conducted virtually - from Friday to Sunday. Amid one of the most rapid...

[NEW YORK] The Trump administration is tightening rules to prevent China from obtaining advanced US technology for commercial purposes and then diverting it to military use, several sources told...

[SYDNEY] Beijing has ramped up its diplomatic push into the Pacific, pledging coronavirus aid and medical advice, although its efforts are being impeded as islands close borders to stop the spread...