Rebel armies back Htin Kyaw

The new government must placate Myanmar's powerful rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia  Three ethnic rebel armies currently engaged in conflict with Myanmar's military says it is...

France stirs up troubled waters 

China’s military could spark trouble if it builds on the Scarborough Shoal. Source: Wikimedia  Talks in Singapore and Beijing in the last week have done little...

1,000 West Papua arrests: activists

The banned West Papuan flag. Source: Flickr The Indonesian authorities have been accused of arresting more than 1,000 people at West Papuan demonstrations that were demanding an...

Fresh Rakhine killing reported

The Rohingya have been largely confined to refugee camps since pogroms in 2012. Source: YouTube The authorities in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State have reported an...

Suu Kyi: prepared to step down

Aung San Suu Kyi’s international image has been tarnished by the Rohingya issue. Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) is marking a year in office...

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...

Turks plan divisive Rohingya visit

Many Rohingya were driven from their homes in 2012 rioting. Source: YouTube Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is due to visit troubled Rakhine State in...

Indonesia’s blood-soaked past

Indonesia remains incapable of addressing its history. Source: YouTube Indonesian activists are making fresh calls for the international community to expose the murders of more...

Thousands flee Shan rebel conflict

Many people are unaware of the scale of Myanmar’s rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia   More than 3,000 villagers have fled their homes in war-torn northern Myanmar...

Three arrested in Jakarta

Indonesia’s authorities impressed analysts with their fast response. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian police have arrested three men suspected of having links to the coordinated bomb and...

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The Thai economy expanded at its fastest rate in four years during the second quarter of 2017, exceeding forecasts. The growth was partly fuelled...

Police name Papua mine suspects

Police in the troubled Indonesian province of Papua say they have named six people as suspects out of 17 detained over the weekend after...

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