Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers who held off Russian fighters at the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol have surrendered, Moscow said on May 17 , as Kyiv called for an immediate prisoner swap.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law promoting the rights of abandoned children with unknown parents and giving them more protection.
Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met political and corporate leaders in Malaysia on May 17 – the first day of his three-day visit to the country aimed at renewing and strengthening bilateral ties.
Thailand and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to set up a cooperation council to further strengthen bilateral ties.
Sweden on Monday officially announced it will apply for NATO membership as a deterrent against Russian aggression, entering a “new era” and reversing two centuries of military non-alignment.
President Joe Biden has ordered the reestablishment of a US troop presence in Somalia to help local authorities combat the Al-Shabaab militant group, a senior American official told reporters on May 16.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un criticised “irresponsible” officials over the country’s pandemic response and ordered the army to help distribute medicine, state media said on May 16, as Seoul offered Covid-19 aid.
A Chinese immigrant who padlocked a church and opened fire on its Taiwanese-American congregation, killing one person and injuring five others, was motivated by hatred of the island and its people, US investigators said on May 16.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief economic manager warns against moves to repeal the rice tariffication law (RTL), pointing to its benefits to Filipino consumers such as the big reduction in rice prices as more imports we
At least 14 people were killed and more than a dozen others injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed into an advertising sign in Indonesia’s East Java province early on May 16, police said.