Hong Kong may only reopen in early 2024 because of its stringent Covid-19 policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardise its role as a financial hub, the city's European Chamber of Commerce said in a draft report.
Europe’s busiest airport in Istanbul welcomed its first flight in 24 hours yesterday and Greece declared a public holiday as the eastern Mediterranean neighbours began digging out of a rare snowstorm that ground their capitals to a halt.
The United States warned Moscow yesterday of damaging sanctions, including measures personally targeting Vladimir Putin, as Russian combat troops massing around Ukraine launched new exercises.
Japan expanded regions subject to tighter coronavirus curbs to cover 70% of the country yesterday, as the government tried to counter a record wave of Covid-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant.
North Korea fired two cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast yesterday, South Korea’s military said, amid rising tension over a recent series of weapons tests.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday confirmed he had invited Myanmar’s junta chief to a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), on the condition he makes progress on a peace plan he agreed to last year.
The threat to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s position deepened yesterday, as police said they were investigating lockdown-breaking parties at his Downing Street office and government departments.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels were expelled from a key battleground district by UAE-trained Giants Brigade fighters, the militia said yesterday, a day after the insurgents’ latest missile attack on Abu Dhabi.
Supporters of Burkina Faso’s new junta rallied yesterday as the UN, France and the country’s neighbours condemned its latest coup.
At least 19 people have been killed in a clash at a nightclub in Indonesia's West Papua province, police said Tuesday, with most dying after the venue caught fire.