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May 13, 2022

North Korea Reports 6 Deaths After Admitting COVID-19 Outbreak

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim
North Korea says there have been 350,000 cases of fever – including 18,000 on Thursday alone – but it's unclear how many of those with symptoms actually have COVID-19.

May 13, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Family Falls From Grace

By David Rising and Krutika Pathi
President Gotabaya, who is the last Rajapaksa still clinging to national office, has not been seen outside his heavily guarded compound.
May 13, 2022

Wickremesinghe Chosen Sri Lanka Prime Minister in Effort to Quell Crisis

By Krishan Francis and Bharatha Mallawarachi
The president's selection of Wickremesinghe a five-time former prime minister, is an attempt to end the violence and restore international credibility.

May 13, 2022

Chinese Ambassador Says China’s Rise Is No Threat to Australia

By Rod McGuirk
Beijing’s ambassador to Australia wrote a newspaper op-ed to try and assuage concerns over China’s new security pact with Solomon Islands – although he didn’t specifically mention the deal.

May 11, 2022

Hong Kong Arrests Roman Catholic Cardinal, an Actress, and Others

By Associated Press
Cardinal Joseph Zen, singer-actress Denise Ho, lawyer Margaret Ng, and scholar Hui Po-keung were detained by Hong Kong's National Security Police on May 11.

May 11, 2022

Sri Lankan Troops Roll into the Capital After Violence, Protests

By Krishan Francis
Security forces have been ordered to shoot those deemed to be participating in violence.
May 10, 2022

Marcos Presidency Complicates US Efforts to Counter China

By David Rising and Jim Gomez
Marcos has been short on specifics about foreign policy, but in interviews he said he wanted to pursue closer ties with China,

May 10, 2022

Hong Kong Leader Says China Patriots Now Firmly in Charge

By Associated Press
Chief Executive Carrie Lam thanked the government in Beijing for “improving Hong Kong’s electoral system” a day after John Lee was almost unanimously chosen as her successor.

May 09, 2022

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Resigns After Weeks of Protests

By Krishan Francis and Bharatha Mallawarachi
Mahinda Rajapaksa is the fourth member of the Rajapaksa clan to step down since the political crisis worsened in late March.

May 09, 2022

Australia Aware of China Plans for Solomon Islands Wharves

By Rod McGuirk
"We're very aware of what the Chinese government's ambitions are in the Pacific,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

May 09, 2022

Taliban Divisions Deepen as Afghan Women Defy Veil Edict

By Kathy Gannon
Akhundzada’s hardline orders to impose the full burqa on women and keep them out of schools does not have the support of more pragmatic Taliban leaders.
May 07, 2022

Japan’s Foreign Minister to Attend South Korean President’s Inauguration

By Mari Yamaguchi
The decision to send Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa to Seoul signals Japan’s willingness to improve dialogue with South Korea. President-elect Yoon has made similar overtures.

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