Every member state has ratified a UN convention banning the worst forms of child labour, the UN announced on Tuesday, in a historic first – though eliminating such practices remains distant.
North Korea appears to have been pushing ahead in advancing its nuclear weapons programme, a UN report has said, assuming the North has “probably developed miniaturised nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles”.
China on Tuesday accused the US of “bullying” over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US operations to be sold to a US company.
Citing an order by President Rodrigo Duterte, Secretary of Defence Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said the Philippines would not join the navies of other countries, like the US, in maritime drills in the South China Sea for fear of rais
Southeast Asia must step up its Covid-19 response to combat the imminent deepening of inequality, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said in a recent report highlighting weak health systems and connectivity in the region.
Farmers and experts have asked Ho Chi Minh City authorities to remove hindrances and create favourable conditions for residents to build greenhouses and breeding centres on agricultural land used to build nursery gardens.
The aphorism “perfect is the enemy of good enough” has been played out to tragic effect in the US’ inadequate testing for the novel coronavirus, according to researchers calling for quick tests that cost only about a dollar each, an
The novel coronavirus pandemic is worsening the humanitarian situation in the world’s deadliest conflicts and threatens to unleash economic devastation that will intensify violence, UN diplomats and experts warn.
French prosecutors have indicted pharmaceutical giant Sanofi for manslaughter over birth defects linked to an epilepsy drug, in a long-running case that has also seen it charged with fraud.
The US’ first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico.