The White House was quick to insist US policy towards Taiwan ‘had not changed at all’ but the president’s remarks yet again challenge strategic ambiguity.
- by Jennifer Jacobs
Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air as part of a hard-line shift.
- by Rahim Faiez
As China spruiks its links with Australia’s near neighbour, its new president is keen to see the incoming Albanese government back a major infrastructure drive in south-east Asia’s newest nation.
- by Chris Barrett
Surviving a crash in which 97 people were killed while he was one of just two survivors has transformed Zafar Masud’s view of life.
- by Ben Farmer
Joe Biden’s visit to a massive Samsung semiconductor plant in Korea underscored a message of economic security with an eye on China and the war in Ukraine.
- by Trevor Hunnicutt
Researchers say the hole, which spans around 50 million cubic metres, could be home to previously unidentified plant and animal species.
- by Marisa Iati
The man gambled it away after promising to return the accidental payment, police said.
- by Hisako Ueno and Mike Ives
Marcos, who won last week’s election by a landslide, said he held “very substantial” talks by phone on Wednesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- by Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema
Days after winning the presidential election in the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos jnr has quietly flown to Melbourne, where his youngest son is said to be enrolling to study.
- by Chris Barrett and Matilda Finn
New Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is printing money to pay salaries, selling the national airline and using Indian line of credit to buy more fuel.
- by Alasdair Pal and Uditha Jayasinghe