They are businessmen born in mainland China, serve on top advisory committees to Beijing and profess patriotism for the motherland. Now, they are seeking to bring that ardour to Hong Kong, as the founders of the city's newest political party.
- by Keith Bradsher and Vivian Wang
It was once a stop on the hippie trail and inspiration for the Lonely Planet guidebooks. So how did Afghanistan come to be defined by war and terrorism?
- by Maher Mughrabi
Once a hub for both Western and Indian tourists, Kashmir has been reeling for more than a year. First, India brought in security forces. Then the coronavirus struck.
- by Emily Schmall
The US said it had obtained new evidence that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick with the virus before the first identified case of the outbreak, but provided no data to back up its claims.
- by Bill Faries
The government is building a number of COVID hospitals, saying the new strain is harder to contain.
- by Joe McDonald
The volcano's hot clouds came just days after an earthquake killed dozens on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.
Sanitation worker Manish Kumar became the first person in India to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one of the world's largest immunisation campaigns to bring the pandemic under control.
Thousands spent the night in the open fearing aftershocks and a possible tsunami.
- by Niniek Karmini and Yusuf Wahil
Videos showed residents fleeing to higher ground on motorcycles, and a child trapped under the rubble as people tried to remove debris with their bare hands.
- by Angie Teo
The North’s missiles on parade could be engineering mock-ups that would require further development before they are ready to be deployed.
- by Kim Tong-Hyung
Cave art discovered in Indonesia has been dated as the oldest yet discovered, and could point the way to even older discoveries.
- by Stuart Layt