Taiwan official leading missile production died of heart attack, report says

TAIPEI - The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry's research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, succumbing to a heart attack, according to the official...

Blinken commits U.S. to defending Philippines against armed attacks

By David Brunnstrom and Karen Lema MANILA -Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured the Philippines on Saturday that the United States would come to its defence if attacked in the South China...

Head of Ukraine's Amnesty office leaves after group accuses Kyiv

KYIV - The head of Amnesty International's Ukrainian branch is leaving the human rights body after the group accused Ukraine's armed forces of endangering civilians by basing troops in...

Chinese tourist hot spot Sanya imposes COVID lockdown

By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI -The southern Chinese resort city of Sanya imposed a lockdown on Saturday and restricted transport links to try to stem a COVID-19 outbreak that comes as some 80,000...

Lack of trust, political will shackling Myanmar peace process, ASEAN envoy says

PHNOM PENH -A lack of trust and political will is stifling Myanmar's peace process and the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN will keep shunning its ruling generals, unless they engage opponents and make...

Israel-Gaza fighting spills into second day with air strikes, rockets

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM -Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israel on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad...

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