The US said on May 18 it is confident Finland and Sweden will become part of NATO, despite vocal Turkish protests – an expansion that would dramatically realign European security in the wake of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine.
North Korea appears to be preparing for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile test within the next 48 to 96 hours in time for US President Joe Biden’s visit to Seoul and Tokyo this weekend, CNN reported on May 18.
Pollution caused some 9 million people to die prematurely in 2019, according to a new global report published on May 18, with experts raising alarm over increasing deaths from breathing outside air and the “horrifying” toll of lead poisoning.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will leave a government that has “failed in its obligations to protect human rights” and that has “encouraged a culture of impunity” by stonewalling on independent inquiries and not bringing to t
An alleged data leak containing the information of 22.5 million Malaysians born between 1940 and 2004, purportedly stolen from the National Registration Department (NRD), has once again put the country’s data security measures in the spotlight.
The Public Prosecutors Commission on May 18 unanimously voted to indict a former deputy attorney-general of being careless in making the decision to drop the criminal hit-and-run charge against Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhaya.
The ongoing wave of omicron infections in North Korea could cause tens of thousands of deaths in the unvaccinated country, according to Oh Myoung-don, who heads the South Korean National Medical Center’s committee for clinical management of emerging infectious diseases.
Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers who held off Russian fighters at the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol have surrendered, Moscow said on May 17 , as Kyiv called for an immediate prisoner swap.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law promoting the rights of abandoned children with unknown parents and giving them more protection.
Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met political and corporate leaders in Malaysia on May 17 – the first day of his three-day visit to the country aimed at renewing and strengthening bilateral ties.