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‘State authoritarianism’ in Asia restricts freedom to worship, says new report

From tightening constraints in Vietnam to an almost total ban in North Korea, state authoritarianism restricts ability to worship freely

Asia gets mixed marks amid ‘global rule of law recession’

Cambodia, Myanmar among the world’s worst jurisdictions for the rule of law, new report says

Family, simple pleasures lift spirits on grim International Day of Happiness...

No East Asian or Southeast Asian country or territory cracked the top 25 countries in the 2022 World Happiness Report released on Friday

Asia suffered hottest year on record in 2020, says UN

Extreme weather and climate change impacts across Asia in 2020 caused the loss of life of thousands of people

‘Ghost kitchens’ boom in Asia as pandemic sparks huge demand

The boom in food delivery apps meant customers were already used to having restaurant quality meals quickly delivered to their homes

Faith-based groups, indigenous communities launch ‘Asian School of Wisdom’ in Thailand

The institution aims to shape “youthful and learning communities” that will live in “authentic dialogue-based partnership” with communities

Asian, tropical coastlines most vulnerable to rising seas – study

62% of these low-lying areas were located in the tropics, with a third of the total in Asia, said the study

Developing Asia to recover strongly, but COVID-19 risks remain, says ADB

Developing Asia, which groups 45 countries in the Asia-Pacific, is forecast to grow 7.3% in 2021, the ADB said

State of press freedom in Asia worsens during coronavirus pandemic, says...

The RSF annual report says the region’s “authoritarian regimes” have capitalized on the global health crisis to control information

Coronavirus is driving discrimination in Asia, warns Red Cross

Half of those surveyed blamed a specific group for virus spread, with many mentioning Chinese people, immigrants and foreigners

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