Yingluck flees to Dubai: reports 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (pictured), who was facing up to 10 years behind bars if convicted on charges of negligence, has reportedly...

Hun Sen’s US rift deepens

Washington has accused Cambodia of undermining democracy after it moved to expel a US NGO and launched a clampdown on several media groups.  US State...

Church blasts drug killings 

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Tagle, has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs slaughter, condemning "those who kill even...

Indonesian jailed for treating dying wife

An Indonesian man who grew cannabis to ease his terminally ill wife's pain has been jailed for eight months, his lawyer said. Fidelis Ari Sudarwoto,...

A scandal that won’t die 

Malaysia is due to hold a general election in the next 12 months with the ruling United Malays National Organisation facing a tricky news...

Activists demand Rohingya protection

Sixty-two people were jailed by a Bangkok court this week in the largest human trafficking trial in Thai history. Ex-army general Manas Kongpan was...

S’pore voids ‘same-sex’ marriage

Singapore has voided the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change, making their partnership a “same-sex” union that contravened the...

Lee refuses to sue siblings 

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pictured) says he does not want to sue his siblings over claims he abused his power, despite calls...

Obama hails Indonesian tolerance 

Former US president Barack Obama has called on Indonesia to stand up for tolerance, moderation and respect for others, while warning that sectarian politics...

Vietnam jails leading blogger 

A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of distorting official policies and criticising the Communist leadership on...

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Thai share rises end

Thailand’s share index on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day fall since mid-November, while stocks in the Philippines reversed losses by the end of the...

US knew about slaughter: files

The US knew that civilians were being "delivered for slaughter" and did nothing during Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-Communist massacres, declassified documents have revealed. Between 500,000 and...

How ITLOS could undermine Asia’s security

The appointment of Paik Jin-hyun, a South Korean, to head the little-known International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is likely to...