Category: Asia Pacific

Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall in Philippines

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMembers of the Philippine Coast Guard evacuating residents of Camarines Sur Province on Saturday ahead of the storm.Credit…Philippine Coast Guard, via Associated Press ‘Catastrophic winds’ predicted as the storm hits. Typhoon Goni, expected to be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, made landfall early Sunday with

Thailand Steps Up Response as Antigovernment Protests Escalate

BANGKOK — A confrontation between the Thai authorities and antigovernment demonstrators that has escalated in recent days jumped to an uncertain new phase on Friday, as protesters were forcibly dispersed and two of the movement’s participants were charged with violating an obscure law against endangering the royal family. Riot police officers deployed powerful water cannons

The Woman Taking Over TikTok at the Toughest Time

Six weeks ago, as TikTok grappled with escalating tensions between the United States and China, the social media app’s top executives huddled together to figure out their next steps. Vanessa Pappas, 41, was worried. TikTok’s North American business, which she has run since 2018, was dealing with an uproar. President Trump had threatened to ban