Air-defence missiles deployed in South China Sea: US

A Chinese HQ-9 launcher on display on the Chinese mainland. Source: Wikimedia Satellite imagery, confirmed by the USA and Taiwan, suggests two batteries of...

US fails to unify Asean on South China Sea

The South China Sea dispute is concentrating minds in Washington. Source: Flickr US President Barack Obama announced that he and Asean leaders had discussed the...

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...

Slowdown overshadows Singapore Airshow

South Korea’s Black Eagles will be a highlight at the Singapore air display. Source: Wikimedia Asia's largest airshow opens on Tuesday (February 16) when Singapore...

Philippine militants pledge IS allegiance

Remote Mindanao has become increasingly lawless. Source: Wikimedia There are increasing fears that Islamist groups in the southern Philippines have united to announce an alliance...

Rebel commander detained, son killed

Cotabato City’s Golden Mosque. Source: Flickr   A leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was arrested and his escort was killed in the southern...

Abu Sayyaf release child hostage

Philippine Marines training with US Marines. The Philippines has one of the region’s worst equipped armed forces. Source: Wikipedia Abu Sayyaf militants have freed the three-year-old grandson...

Malaysian IS video threatens revenge

Malaysia’s military and police say they are on their toes. Source: Wikimedia The so-called Southeast Asian wing of Islamic State has threatened to take revenge...

Malaysian IS video threatens revenge

Malaysia’s military and police say they are on their toes. Source: Wikimedia The so-called Southeast Asian wing of Islamic State has threatened to take revenge...

Sect members shipped to Java camps

A video shows a mob burning down the Borneo settlement on January 19. Source: Brisbane Times Jakarta’s Social Affairs Ministry has transported around 1,300 former...

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