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.

Thailand: PM offers end to ’emergency’


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the night of 21 Oct 20 suggested everyone take a step back in the conflict between the government and anti-government movement. The premier offered to lift the state of emergency

Thailand: Protest leaders ‘Penguin’, ‘Rung’ charged in Criminal Court


Two protest leaders, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, were taken to the Criminal Court on 21 Oct 20 as Bangkok police pressed charges against them for their part in an anti-government rally at

India: Why Modi is Still So Popular Even as India Fails to Fight Virus


India is battling one of the world’s highest coronavirus caseloads, its worst-ever economic slump, shuttered factories, farmer protests and the deadliest border fighting with China in decades. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to remain

The Philippines: BSP to carefully assess timing of unwinding its easing measures


THE central bank will carefully gauge the appropriate timing of unwinding its aggressive policy measures, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said. “With the huge amount of liquidity injected into the system,

India: Bihar Polls: State explores ways to get more people to vote safely


The Bihar government is trying to increase voter turnout in the upcoming assembly election without letting its guard down in the fight against Covid-19, a stiff challenge especially since public activities have increased because of