Myanmar mining Rakhine border: sources

Myanmar has been accused by government sources in Dhaka of laying landmines along its Rakhine State border with Bangladesh. It was claimed the purpose may...

Duterte eyes Asean task force 

The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, says he will hold talks with Indonesia and Malaysia on the possibility of creating a task force to combat...

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...

Australia offers Duterte military help 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been offered Australian help to train the Philippine military in its fight against Islamist extremists, according to Canberra's foreign...

Annan calls Suu Kyi to act

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has reported that Myanmar must end restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants...

Pope visit set to stir hatred 

Although Pope Francis' expected late November visit to Myanmar has not been officially announced, it has already enflamed religious and ethnic tension.  Buddhist nationalist groups...

US blasts religious repression 

Freedom of worship was harshly limited last year in Vietnam and Myanmar, where Muslims and Christians in the Buddhist-majority union were harassed by government...

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...

Papua police chief sacked over killing

A police chief in troubled Indonesian Papua has reportedly been demoted following last week's fatal shooting in Deiyai Regency. Yulianus Pigai, 28, died and up...

Key editor held in Myanmar 

Myanmar’s police have arrested a journalist, accusing him of trying to leave the country ahead of his trial for allegedly defaming firebrand, anti-Muslim Buddhist...

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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...