Single Rohingya family returns

Myanmar says it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya of around 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh since August 2017, despite UN warnings...

Papua rocked by killings, mass arrests 

Indonesia has released most of the 44 students and activists arrested last week at a Papuan university amid claims of large numbers of deaths...

Aceh LGBT lashings condemned 

Human rights activists called on Indonesia’s sharia-run Aceh province to release four people in their early 20s detained on suspicion of having gay sex,...

Clooney aims to free journalists 

Rights lawyer Amal Clooney (pictured) has said she will represent two Reuters journalists on trial in Myanmar for covering Rohingya massacres in Rakhine State. Burmese...

Thai-Malay border wall discussed

The defence ministers of Malaysia and Thailand in Bangkok have addressed border controls, dual citizenship and counter-terror cooperation, with a short wall proposed for...

Critics rage at Duterte ICC exit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) will not effect the probe into alleged human-rights abuses during his so-called war...

Rohingya ethnic cleansing ongoing: UN

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh cannot be safely returned to Myanmar because ethnic cleansing is continuing, a UN rights chief has warned. Assistant secretary general for...

US carrier to arrive in Vietnam 

A US aircraft carrier is due to dock in Vietnam today (Monday) for the first time since the Vietnam War in a sign of...

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...

Maoists face terror label

The Philippine judiciary has moved to formally label the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, as terrorist...

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Singapore targets Asean smart cities 

Asean’s leaders will gather in Singapore from today (Wednesday) until Saturday for the 32nd Asean summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chairing.  Singapore says...

Suu Kyi to skip Asean summit 

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will skip this weekend’s Asean summit in Singapore and President Win Myint, who was sworn in last...

Junta rule continues unchecked

Myanmar’s military continues to crush opposition in the war-torn country, bullying anyone who opposes its grip on power. Unfortunately, the country's elected “leaders” remain entirely...