US axes bomb clearance fund

Cambodia has marked 64 years since it gained independence as the US announced it would withdraw funding for de-mining operations. The country, which was under...

Jakarta disowns China statement

A controversial US Navy P-8A Poseidon mission monitors Chinese military activity in the South China Sea. Source: YouTube Jakarta has announced that an Asean statement...

EU pledges cash for southern Philippines

The EU wants to stop the violence in the southern Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The European Union will boost aid to the Philippines, primarily to...

Australia claims credit for foiling Indonesia terror plot

The 2002 Bali bombing memorial. Source: Wikimedia Australian security services claim to have helped neutralise an ISIS-inspired attack in Indonesia and the two governments have agreed to co-operate to...

Pope calls for forgiveness 

Pope Francis has demanded respect for all ethnic groups during a public Mass and meeting with Myanmar’s embattled State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

Islamist faces blasphemy charges 

Islamic Defenders Front condemns Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama last October. Source: YouTube Indonesian police will prohibit a rally in Jakarta next month led by...

Javans target giant Chinese statue 

A 30-metre statue (pictured) of a Chinese deity was covered with an enormous sheet in East Java Province, after Indonesian Muslims threatened to destroy...

UN Myanmar chief dismissed 

The United Nations' regional and humanitarian coordinator for Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien, has been moved for allegedly failing to prioritise human rights.  The UN’s Myanmar team...

Ex-Thai PM cleared of 2010 killings 

Thailand's Supreme Court has dismissed criminal charges against a military-allied former prime minister and his deputy for their role in the heavy-handed crushing of...

HRW attacks Duterte’s bloody year 

The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, has unleashed a "human rights calamity" during his first year in office, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).  His so-called...

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Thai king takes control of vast fund 

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