Daily News

These are sample stories on Asia which we track on a daily basis. The sources and links to the stories, which are available online, are acknowledged and listed. Where any of these stories require paid subscription to access, we've listed only the portion which the site allows.

Indonesia: Support for Jokowi Down as Indonesia Tops Daily Covid Deaths


Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s approval rating fell as the coronavirus continues to tear through the nation, pushing its daily Covid-19 death counts to become the worst in the world. About 59.6% of respondents are satisfied

Indonesia: Manufacturing recovery in doubt amid virus surge


Factory activity is projected to contract in the third quarter of the year, ending an expansionary trend seen in the first two quarters, following the enactment of new COVID-19 emergency public activity restrictions (PPKM Darurat)

Thailand: Samui opens for vaccinated tourists despite delta threat


Koh Samui opened to vaccinated foreign tourists on 15 Jul 21 despite a nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases propelled by the Delta variant. The islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao are welcoming

The Philippines: Sara’s Hugpong to back President Duterte’s vice-presidential bid


Hugpong ng Pagbabago said that it will back President Rodrigo Duterte’s vice-presidential bid should he push through with it. However, the regional party headed by the president’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, reiterated that

India: After a lull, India’s monsoon splashes entire country


India’s monsoon has splashed back into life after a lull, covering the entire country including the capital New Delhi and lifting the threat of a slowdown in planting crucial summer crops such as rice, cane,