China unveils island-making ship

In a move that threatens Philippine claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has unveiled a giant dredging ship capable of creating more artificial...

Indonesia steps up boat sinkings 

On Sunday Indonesia sunk another 17 foreign vessels alleged to have been fishing in its waters as part of the archipelago’s war on illegal...

Papua mine talks still deadlocked 

Freeport-McMoran is encouraged by talks over its giant Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesian Papua, according to chief executive Richard Adkerson said. While conceding...

S’pore to freeze car numbers 

Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a car, has announced it will enforce a growth cap on the...

S’pore unveils wind turbine project 

Singapore's first long-span wind turbine has been installed at Semakau landfill, rising to the equivalent of a 14-storey building with three 10.5-metre rotor blades. The...

Study aims to boost strait safety 

To increase safety in one of the world’s busiest waterways, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia have signed an agreement to more accurately map the Straits...

Asean’s plastic shame

Multilateral firms are polluting oceans by selling goods packaged in plastic to the Philippines, Indonesia and their neighbours, Greenpeace argues. It singled out Nestle,...

Cars fail to pass S’pore air tests

The popular Honda Accord and Toyota Vios will soon be banned from new sales in Singapore as they will not meet this week's Euro...

Freeport backs down in Papua row

Arizona-based mining giant Freeport-McMoran and two Indonesian ministers say they have ended the prolonged dispute over the world's second largest copper mine in Papua. Freeport...

S’pore abandons circular road 

Real estate that was being safeguarded for the Singapore Underground Road System has been released as there is no more need for an orbital...

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Swiss move to ban palm-oil exports 

The regional parliament of Geneva in Switzerland has passed a resolution to exclude palm oil from free-trade talks with Indonesia and Malaysia. Five other...

Three bombs rock Sittwe

Three pre-dawn bombs exploded in Rakhine State’s troubled capital Sittwe, including one in the compound of the state government secretary's home, although no deaths...

Tourism survives Rohingya crisis 

Myanmar received 3.44 million visitors last year, according to its Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, up 18 per cent from the 2.9 million arrivals...