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July 30, 2021

Philippines’ Duterte Retains Pact Allowing US War Exercises

By Jim Gomez
The president has formally retracted his earlier letter announcing the termination of the Philippines-U.S. Visiting Forces Agreement.

July 30, 2021

‘Welcome Home’: Evacuation Flight Brings 200 Afghans to US

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Lee
Subsequent flights are due to bring more of the roughly 700 applicants who are farthest along in the process of getting visas.
July 29, 2021

Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke

By Eileen Ng
The king’s statement immediately sparked an uproar in Parliament, with opposition lawmakers shouting “treason” and demanding that Prime Minister Muhyiddin resign.

July 29, 2021

US Stepping up Airstrikes This Week to Support Afghan Forces

By Robert Burns
The strikes, which include several conducted last week, indicate stepped up U.S. support after weeks of battlefield gains by the Taliban as U.S. troops complete their withdrawal. 

July 29, 2021

Tokyo Sets Another COVID Record Days After Olympics Begin

By Mari Yamaguchi
Even as the Games continue, health experts urged Japanese to adopt a “sense of crisis” toward the current outbreak.

July 27, 2021

Weightlifter Guryeva Wins Turkmenistan’s 1st Olympic Medal

By James Ellingsworth
The silver medal is Turkmenistan’s first since independence in 1991.
July 27, 2021

After Massive Floods, Zhengzhou’s Subway Becomes a Public Mourning Site

By Dake Kang
At least 71 people perished in last week’s floods in Henan Province, including 14 who were trapped on the flooded subway in Zhengzhou.

July 27, 2021

Bhutan’s Vaccination Program Scales New Heights

By Wasbir Hussain and Rishi Lekhi
The Himalayan kingdom fully vaccinated 90 percent of eligible adults within a week.

July 27, 2021

Philippine President Duterte Unabashedly Threatens to Kill Drug Dealers

By Jim Gomez
Duterte devoted most of a rambling, nearly three-hour televised speech to non-pandemic topics he has addressed repeatedly in the past.

July 27, 2021

Malaysia’s Parliament Opens After 7 Months, Emergency to End

By Eileen Ng
The reopening has been criticized as a sham, as the five-day session is limited to reviewing the government's COVID-19 response and there are no plans for any votes.

July 22, 2021

Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply

By Chalida Ekvittayavechnukul
The country's slow vaccine rollout has heaped pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's government.
July 22, 2021

Teen With US Ties Again on the Run From China With Fiancee

By Associated Press
Wang Jingyu has been on the run from Chinese police since July 2019, after he posted comments in support of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.

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