Hairstylist gives free haircuts to Thai health frontliners

BANGKOK (AP) — Scrubs may be in fashion during the coronavirus crisis, but split ends — never. That's where Pornsupa Hattayong comes in. The 43-year-old hairstylist is boosting the m...

No joy for Thai drinkers as ban on alcohol sales extended

BANGKOK (AP) — Drinkers in Thailand desperate for a tall beer or a nightcap after a three-week ban on alcohol sales are out of luck. Authorities in the capital, Bangkok, have announced that the ban, i...

Grounded Thai airline staff, hit by pay cuts, work side gigs

BANGKOK (AP) — Restrictions on air travel imposed on airlines in Thailand have brought a lot of turbulence into the lives of flight and cabin crews, but they’ve been trained to cope with emergencies. ...

Photo of the Day: Australia joins Milk Tea Alliance with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Australia refused to back down from its calls to have the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) investigated, a Thai Twitter user has added the country to the viral "Mil...

Thailand may extend flight arrival ban to mid-May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand may extend a ban on all commercial flights into Thailand to mid-May to stem the spread of COVID-19, despite signs the pandemic is slowing down in the country, CNA...

From guns to GoPros, Asian Americans seek to deter attacks

When Eddie Song leaves his Manhattan home, it can feel like heading into battle. The Korean American startup founder and avid rider dons his armored motorcycle jacket, motorcycle gloves, a skull face ...

Taiwan releases film ‘Looking Up Again’ to promote its medical prowess

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) released a short film on Thursday (April 23) about a Guamanian who sought medical assistance in Taiwan and has been able to get his ...

Thailand's tourist drought leaves space for shy sea mammal

BANGKOK (AP) — It's rare to see a threatened species of sea mammal in shallow waters in southern Thailand but thanks to travel restrictions that have stripped popular destinations of crowds of tourist...

Virus-caused unemployment in tennis could lead some to quit

Like plenty of people from all walks of life, 26-year-old Mitchell Krueger wants to sign up for unemployment benefits to make up for income lost because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Taiwan donates 200,000 face masks to Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan has donated 200,000 medical face masks to Thailand as part of its initiative to provide aid to countries hit hard by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Thailand has ...

David Beckham asks Taiwanese fans for quarantine advice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British soccer star David Beckham on Saturday (April 18) asked Taiwanese fans for advice on productive ways to pass the time while under quarantine as the Wuhan coronaviru...

Taiwan president pushes online diplomacy through tweets

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) saw the number of her Twitter account followers surge past 1 million earlier this week as the social media platform has become a tool to strengthen Taiwan's participat...

Thai leader asks billionaires for help solving virus crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s leader says he will appeal directly to the country’s 20 wealthiest people for assistance in overcoming the coronavirus crisis. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o...

China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for t...

Emerging economic data reveals devastation; job losses grow

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of t...