Saturday, January 22, 2022


Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi’s party to death

Phyo Zeyar Thaw is accused of orchestrating several attacks on regime forces, including the brazen shooting on a commuter train in Yangon in August that killed five policemen.

US warns Iran of severe consequences if Americans attacked

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan says Iran's sanctions come as Tehran's proxy militias continue to attack American troops in the Middle East.

Britain calls in military to help with hospital Covid staffing crunch

Britain has seen a surge in coronavirus cases due to the Omicron variant, and has reported over 150,000 new cases each day over the last week.

Japan decides to declare Covid-19 curbs in 3 regions hosting US bases

The declaration of Covid-19 curbs marks the first of such measures since September, when Japan lifted emergency controls that had prevailed over the country for most of last year.

Myanmar court jails celebrities who supported democracy protests

A court in the main city of Yangon jailed them for three years with hard labour.

US at risk of paying ‘unbearable price’ over Taiwan, says senior Chinese diplomat

China claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory and has stepped up military and diplomatic pressure to assert its sovereignty claim, fuelling anger in Taipei and concern in Washington.

US president Biden signs US$770 billion defence bill

The defence bill includes a 2.7% pay increase for the troops, and more aircraft and Navy ship purchases, in addition to strategies for dealing with geopolitical threats, especially Russia and China.

Japan and US draw up plan for any Taiwan emergency, says local news agency

China claims Taiwan as its own 'sacred' territory and in the past two years has stepped up military and diplomatic pressure to assert its sovereignty claims, fuelling anger in Taipei and deep concern in Washington.

Japan to pay US$9.33 billion for US forces over 5 years to 2026

The US and Japan are long-term allies and have deepened their cooperation in recent years through the Quad grouping, which includes Australia and India, in the face of China's rising power.

Pentagon documents reveal ‘deeply flawed’ US air war, report says

Poor or inadequate surveillance footage often contributed to deadly targeting failures, the report says.

Russia says monitoring French warship in Black Sea

Tensions between Moscow and the West are on the rise over Russian troops movements near ex-Soviet Ukraine.

Canada apologises for sexual misconduct in military

The apology was part of the settlement of a class action filed against the government by almost 19,000 serving and retired members of the military, as well as civilian defence workers.

Other News