Category - Asia


Western Japan, Korea: Severe Tropical Storm Krosa

1 dead as Severe Tropical Storm Krosa strikes Japan with flooding rain, strong winds At least 40 people have been injured and hundreds of flights canceled as Severe Tropical Storm Krosa unleashes widespread torrential rain and locally damaging winds across Japan. Around 3 p.m. Thursday, local time, Krosa moved ashore near Kure City in Hiroshima, […]


Hong Kong Airport: all flights grounded

Hong Kong grounds all flights as protest paralyzes airport All flights grounded: All departing flights have been cancelled in Hong Kong, as thousands of demonstrators descend on the city’s International Airport earlier Monday.


Hong Kong: protests at Hong Kong Airport

Three-day protest kicks off at Hong Kong airport Authorities at Chek Lap Kok airport implement ‘extra security measures’ as fresh wave of protests begins. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said the government will not make any concessions to appease the protesters, hours after pro-democracy activists kicked off three days of rallies at Hong […]


Taiwan: earthquake, and Typhoon Lekima forecast

A powerful typhoon will hit Taiwan later on Thursday, bringing the risk of landslides and high seas, weather forecasters said, hours after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island. Typhoon Lekima, categorized at the strongest typhoon level by Taiwan’s weather bureau, was expected to approach off the island’s northeastern coast late on Thursday. It was moving […]


Hong Kong: demonstrations, strikes affecting Cathay Pacific flights

Mass demonstrations and strikes in Hong Kong forced its biggest airline, Cathay Pacific, to cancel more than 150 flights on Monday and urge passengers to postpone non-essential travel. Cathay Pacific (CPCAY) urged customers not to fly Monday and Tuesday, and said it would waive fees for rebooking. Shares in Cathay plunged more than 4% during […]


Indonesia: 6.8 Earthquake

Tsunami warning after magnitude 7 quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra Indonesian authorities on Friday urged people living near the coast to move to higher ground, after issuing a tsunami warning in the wake of a magnitude 7 earthquake off the islands of Sumatra and Java. The Indonesian geophysics agency issued a tsunami warning after the […]