Within minutes, red lotuses and green leaves were showing up on a large sheet of white paper under the hand of a well-groomed Chinese painter, overlooked by his compatriots and Vietnamese counterparts.
Reporters will be the guests of honour at the New Year’s Eve party in New York’s Times Square today, in what organisers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at US news outlets.
William Yu is giving a tour of a Hong Kong apartment where each of the three bedrooms has been divided into a separate flat – part of a lab he has set up to show how many families live in small, crowded and hot spaces with no air conditioning or fresh air.
In late 2017, a topic about Haidilao, the Chinese hotpot chain known for its exceptional service, trended on social networks: a Teddy bear was seated in front of a solo diner to keep them company.
Will 2019 be a better year for Pakistan’s religious minorities? As Shamil Shams writes, 2018 offered some hope, as the country’s top court released Asia Bibi, a blasphemy-accused Christian woman, from jail. Should we keep our hopes high?
The one family still living in a Christian village devastated by Islamic State worked hard to revive Christmas traditions that have brought at least a few of its people home for the holiday.
From its towering “supertree” vertical gardens to a Formula 1 night race, Singapore is known for many attractions; underground space is not one of them.
Nassaguri Tokhtkurban, 42, has three roles: businesswoman, student and part-time lecturer, but she was better known to many as the head of a startup with 68 skilled local artisans.
Beyond the infrastructure and financial aid Japan has been providing the kingdom, many talented Khmer students have also benefited from the close friendship between the two historic nations.
A new movement in Singapore that seeks to reduce the amount of consumer waste in the affluent city-state is scavenging for unwanted goods, some in near-mint condition, that migrant workers can send home for the holidays.
From an eye shadow that opens with the flick of a thumb, Zippo-style, to a barely-there foundation in subtle blue-grey packaging: men’s make-up is getting a makeover as manufacturers bid to take it more mainstream.
North Korea’s main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the “negative impact” from mobile phones use around the world, as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country.
Peace may be an achievable goal in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and government delegates are intensifying talks to reach an agreement, says DW’s Nasim Saber. But will Kabul sacrifice women’s rights in exchange for peace?
After doctors checked on him and a nurse gave him an infusion, Mike, a 65-year-old stroke patient, moved from his bed to a wheelchair.
“Justice” is what most people sought on Merriam-Webster, among the world’s most popular dictionaries, as the US publisher named that principle of being fair as the Word of the Year for 2018.
Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe yesterday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant.
PHNOM PENH – On the 8th of December, Chaktomuk Theatre, a home for many ballet, cultural and artistic performances, came alive once again with the 4th Annual Year-End concert.
As the UN climate conference wraps up, Asia’s emission-producing economic powerhouses have said that their growing wealth doesn’t guarantee that they can fully comply with the Paris Agreement without assistance.
Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana’s parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism.
In a bid to contribute to Nepal’s tourism through series of spectacular photos of the world’s highest peak, the team of “First Women Journalists Qomolangma Expedition-2018” organised a photo exhibition in Kathmandu.
In a curious twist of fate, families in Ban Napia village, in Laos, make a living from bombs as they wait for their land to be cleared.
For some years now, a charity in Laos has been providing women at risk of being trafficked with a new tool to seek help: the Chinese social media app WeChat.
Movies about race, politics and music dominated nominations for the Golden Globe awards on Thursday, setting the stage for a lively Hollywood awards season leading up to the Oscars in February.
Local and international runners run through the Angkor Archaeological Park for the 23rd Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on December 2, principally sponsored by Manulife.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, indeed! Khmer Times’ Anith Adilah Othman joins the Christmas Tree lighting of Phnom Penh’s Raffles Hotel Le Royal, and finds out how the luxury boutique hotel turns this festive season into a more meaningful and charitable celebration.
Migrants tend to be healthier than the residents of wealthy countries they travel to, such as the United States, and often help fight diseases by becoming healthcare workers in those nations, according to a study published on Wednesday.
You’ve heard of the story of Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, haven’t you? An authorial debut of illustrator Colin Stimpson, the fiction is an overhaul and humor-filled version of the classic English fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk.
A recent study indicates that fewer young men and women in Japan are going on dates or having sex than in the past, with ramifications for a nation already struggling with a falling birth rate and an aging population.
When Rabee Shrouf put on his first pair of ballet shoes two years ago, he knew he had found his calling. The Jordanian’s lifelong dream was to be on stage and as a ballet dancer in Amman, he wanted to shatter stereotypes along the way.
Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.