Singapore on cyber alert

The cyber-attack spreading from Russia and Ukraine to Europe and the US is "more dangerous and intrusive" than WannaCry, the ransomware that debilitated FedEx...

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...

Isis claims Singapore: analyst

Members of so-called Islamic State allegedly say they regard Singapore as part of its proposed Asean caliphate or region, which has been interpreted as...

Rohingya ‘insurgent’ camp raided

Myanmar’s security forces claim to have killed three people during an attack on what the authorities described as a Rohingya insurgent training camp in...

Foreigners flee Bali prison 

The Indonesian authorities are hunting for four foreign prisoners who escaped from Bali’s overcrowded Kerobokan prison (pictured) by crawling through a tunnel dug under...

Pattani bomb kills six soldiers 

A bomb beside a dirt road has killed six soldiers in southern Thailand in an apparent strike by Muslim separatists in an insurgency in...

US supports Marawi assault  

US troops are engaged in the southern Philippine city held by Islamist insurgents, it has been announced. The foreign troops were deployed in non-combat, support...

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...

US sends arms to Marawi 

Washington has given the Philippines machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers to reportedly battle Islamist insurgents in the besieged southern city of Marawi. "This equipment...

Jakarta cleric faces porn charges 

Jakarta's police have named an Islamist leader as a suspect in the exchange of pornographic messages and photos, a new legal threat to the...

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Thai GDP exceeds forecasts 

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...

Church blasts drug killings 

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Tagle, has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs slaughter, condemning "those who kill even...