Analysis: U.S., China positions ossify at entrenched Tianjin talksWorld · 4:43 AM UTC
With no indication of a U.S.-China leaders' summit in the works, nor any outcomes announced from high-level diplomatic talks on Monday, relations between Beijing and Washington appear to be at a standstill as both sides insist the other must make concessions for ties to improve.
Asia PacificSouth, North Korea have restored hotlines as leaders seek to rebuild ties
Asia PacificFirst person charged under HK security law found guilty of terrorism, inciting secession
Asia PacificCOVID-19 curbs to end in Australian state, though cases in Sydney rise
Healthcare & PharmaceuticalsOxyContin maker Purdue's creditors vote in favor of bankruptcy plan
Middle EastBiden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end U.S. combat mission in Iraq
United StatesU.S. will not lift travel restrictions, citing Delta variant, White House says
Olympics · 7:17 AM UTCStorm lurks over Tokyo, Osaka out of Games
Wind and rain buffeted the Tokyo region on Tuesday causing delays to Olympic competition and event rescheduling, while tennis superstar Naomi Osaka exited the Games after she was beaten in the third round of the singles tournament.
Asia PacificIndonesia's COVID-19 crisis to test fiscal discipline commitment
Indonesia's worsening COVID-19 crisis is raising pressure on the government to lift spending and widen the budget deficit, even as rating agencies warn any loosening of the country's hard-won fiscal discipline could bode ill for its credit ratings.
MediaAl-Jazeera TV says Tunisian police storm its office
Al-Jazeera television said on Monday that Tunisian police had stormed its bureau in the capital Tunis, expelling all the staff, after President Kais Saied late on Sunday ousted the government in a move his foes called a coup.