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Study finds Sinopharm effective against Delta variant

A preprint of a study carried out by the Sri Jayewardenepura University stated that the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine was found to be effective against the Delta variant and that over 95% of the sample developed antibodies following the…

Asean ministers pick Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Wednesday picked Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof as their special envoy to Myanmar, in a breakthrough after months of delay for regional mediation to help end the country's deepening crisis.…

Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

Earlier today, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Indonesia’s Papua region, says the United States Geological Survey. There was no reported tsunami warning, nor were there any reports of damage. The earthquake struck at…

ASEAN leaders agree to Myanmar’s five consensus plan

ASEAN leaders met with Myanmar’s Director-General Min Aung Lalin in Jakarta yesterday to reach a five-point consensus on how to resolve the country’s political crisis. The points are: 1) immediately end the violence in Myanmar; 2)…