The Unification Church was derided as a cult in the 70s. The assassination of Shinzo Abe has unexpectedly brought a new wave of scrutiny to the movement.
- by Rosa Silverman
A short time after Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa landed in Singapore, he emailed his resignation home to Colombo.
- by Uditha Jayasinghe, Alasdair Pal and Chen Lin
Travelling through the Rajapaksa’s stronghold of Hambantota, it was clear that even the family’s diehard supporters were losing faith.
- by Ruth Pollard
As news of the flight spread, thousands gathered at the main protest site in Colombo. Hundreds of others stormed the prime minister’s office, demanding his resignation.
- by Krishan Francis and Daniel Brettig
Two polls taken since Sunday show popular support for Fumio Kishida is at a record high, despite the shock and turmoil of the weekend’s events.
- by Jon Herskovitz
Banks froze customers accounts after the biggest collusion case int eh nation’s history.
Assassinated former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe wanted his country to abandon its constitutional renunciation of its right to make war. Election results over the weekend made that much more likely.
- by Peter Hartcher
The protesters blame President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for an unprecedented economic meltdown.
- by Bharatha Mallawarachi
Abe’s governing party and its allies have secured a majority in Japan’s upper house elections, meaning they can pursue Abe’s long-held goal of revising Japan’s pacifist Constitution.
- by Mari Yamaguchi and Foster Klug
For six weeks there’s been an extraordinary coexistence between economic crisis and universal support for cricket.
- by Daniel Brettig