COVID-19 is destroying jobs and increasing social and global inequalities. The uneven impact of the pandemic is clear in Bali. While many locals are struggling due to the loss of tourism, Western digital nomads there have been little affected.
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The popular Balearic island is experiencing rising poverty that's even spreading to its wealthier quarters. The next holiday season is unlikely to heal the wound from the pandemic.
Pakistan should promote sustainable tourism, otherwise it could exacerbate climate change and threaten fragile ecosystems, experts warn.
Following the coup in Myanmar, a nationwide anti-junta protest movement is starting to take shape. Fears are growing of a military clampdown as the country is facing crises on multiple fronts.
Notorious extremist Abu Bakar Bashir was the suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people.
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