US clamps down on waivers tied to Iran’s nuclear cooperation

The Trump administration announced Wednesday it is ending nearly all of the last vestiges of U.S. sanctions relief provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Trend reports citing AP. Secretary…

WHO reports daily increase in coronavirus cases worldwide by over 84,000

More than 84,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases nearing 5.5 million and the coronavirus-related…

TikTok owner ByteDance moves to shift power out of China

TikTok’s poaching of Disney’s Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its centre of power…

China’s Campaign to Cut Plastic Trash Delayed by Coronavirus

China’s coronavirus lockdown has brought a halt to the nation’s nascent efforts to recycle plastic trash. While China is gradually opening up for business again, new ways of ordering food…

Myanmar NGOs Call on National Rights Body to Take Up Abuses in Conflict Zones

More than 20 rights NGOs have urged the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, which was revamped in January and has been criticized as toothless, to focus on reported rights violations…

Cambodia’s Farmers Thrive as Coronavirus Border Closures Keep Out Crop Competition

Farmers in Cambodia’s Battambang province are some of the few people in the country to benefit from efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, saying they finally have a market for…

Thai Economic Crime May Be Undetected As Reports Drop, Survey Says

Thai citizens who have tried to download a COVID-19 contact tracing app found that, in some cases, hackers were trying to lure them to fake versions of the app launched…

Why Vietnam’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Won’t Be Like California’s

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Vietnam’s financial hub is setting aside land to develop what locals call a new “Silicon Valley,” a reference to the area of California where a lot of…

Coronavirus Deaths Top 350,000 Worldwide

The worldwide death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed 350,000. The milestone comes as South Korea announced Wednesday its highest number of new cases in 49 days. Authorities are…