Jakarta snub shakes US relations 

Washington has apologised to the chief of Indonesia's military after he was denied entry to the country at the weekend, despite having an invitation...

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...

UN axes Rohingya report 

The United Nations food aid agency has withdrawn a critical report revealing starvation among the Rohingya Muslim population after the Myanmar government demanded it...

‘Most-wanted’ militant killed in Marawi

The last two surviving leaders of the prolonged siege in the southern Philippines, including a principal terror suspect, were reportedly killed in an assault...

Duterte threatens to expel envoys

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has warned the European Union and United Nations that he could expel their ambassadors within 24 hours if they...

Another gay raid in Jakarta 

Indonesian police have arrested 58 people, including eight foreigners, at a Jakarta sauna popular with gay men, pointing to a further erosion of tolerance...

HRW: Rohingya men killed in village

Myanmar’s military killed numerous Rohingya civilians as they tried to escape government-organised violence near the Bangladesh border, witnesses have told Human Rights Watch (HRW). The...

UN Rakhine trip axed

Myanmar has cancelled the scheduled visit by a UN team to Myanmar’s Rakhine State, from which an estimated 480,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since...

Rakhine mob attacks aid boat

Buddhist protesters in Myanmar have thrown petrol bombs to prevent a boat loaded with aid from reaching Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. Hundreds of protesters...

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