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Over 9,000 Malaysians Raise Funds for Environmental Sustainability with #ShopeeGivesBack

Donors pledge their support for a more sustainable nation, with 61% donating for the first timeKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 17 August 2022 - #ShopeeGivesBack, Shopee's long-term communit...

EU could give Russians 'humanitarian' visas only, Lithuanian FM says

EU countries could follow Lithuania's example and implement a visa ban for Russian tourists, the country's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has told DW. "People were forced to fle...

Russians are increasingly flocking to visa-free Serbia

The Krov community center is located in a narrow top-floor apartment in central Belgrade. The wood-covered main room is reminiscent of West German party cellars from the 1970s. Normally, it's a hu...

India: Metro project at Mumbai's Aarey forest stokes ecological concerns

"Anyone destroying the forest is destroying our gods," said Vanita Rajesh Thakre, who belongs to one of the tribal communities living in the Aarey forest area, located in the heart of Mumbai...

European food companies break their plastics promises

The French food giant Danone made an ambitious promise back in 2008: Within one year, 50% of the plastics used in the company's water bottles would be made from recycled materials. Danone's su...

Authorities in Uganda suspend prominent LGBTQ rights group

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities have suspended the work of a prominent LGBTQ rights group, calling it an illegal entity. Sexual Minorities Uganda has been the East Africa...

Pelosi's Taiwan visit and Myanmar dominate ASEAN summit

Top Southeast Asian diplomats met in Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh on Wednesday to intensify efforts to stop the escalating violence in Myanmar and address other issues of regional importa...

ECJ rules NGO migrant ships can be detained, but not without cause

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Monday issued legal guidance on the rights of ports controlling ships from humanitarian organizations carrying out search and rescue operations. The court ruled...

Ukraine: When war goes viral

Just before her daughter Liza was killed on July 14, Iryna Dmytrieva posted a video of the 4-year-old on Instagram. The clip showed the girl, who had down syndrome, gleefully pushing her own stroller...

North Koreans seeking escape worry about being pushed back by South

Recently inaugurated South Korean PresidentYoon Suk-yeol is requesting an investigation into the 2019 case of two North Korean defectors who were allegedly sent back without due process. North Korean...

Myanmar accused of using Russian-made attack aircraft in civilian areas

Myanmar's ruling junta has used Russian-made military aircraft to attack domestic targets in civilian areas, the human rights watchdog Myanmar Witness reported on Friday. In a new report based on...

Macron defies criticism to host Saudi crown prince

French President Emmanuel Macron was hosting Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a working dinner in Paris on Thursday. The prince has been in Europe since Tuesday, visiting Greec...

Cameroon becomes a go-to country for foreign fishing vessels

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Off the coast of West Africa, the Trondheim is a familiar sight: a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sar...

Cameroon becomes a go-to country for foreign fishing vessels

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The Trondheim is a familiar sight off the coast of West Africa -- a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sa...

Sri Lanka extends state of emergency for a month

Despite objections by opposition lawmakers, Sri Lanka's Parliament on Wednesday extended the country's state of emergency for a month. Lawmakers voted 120 to 63 in favor of the extension. Th...