Manila axes communist talks 

The Philippines has formally called off peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to end a dispute over a rebel order to...

Suicide bomb arrests made

Indonesia's police said they had arrested more suspected militants following suicide bombings in Jakarta last week that killed three police officers. Islamic State claimed...

‘Traitors’ executed in Marawi

Executed civilians have reportedly been found in a ravine outside the besieged Philippine city of Marawi amid ongoing battles with a terror group that...

Manila fighting ‘Isis invasion’

Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists battling the military who have taken control of the southern Philippine city of Marawi (pictured), Manila claimed.  Referring...

Duterte hits back on Mindanao

Helicopters and infantry have attacked militants in a besieged city on Mindanao in the southern Philippines after meeting heavy resistance. Tanks rolled into the mainly...

Bomb marks coup anniversary 

The Thai junta has failed to fulfil pledges to respect human rights and restore democratic rule three years after the military coup, Human Rights...

Manila talks down China tensions 

The Philippines and China have played down a warning by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that Beijing would go to war if the Philippines drilled...

Unanswered Thai crime

This week southern Thailand has seen another bomb attack specifically targeting civilians.  Violence has gripped the three Muslim-majority provinces on the Malaysian border since 2004. It...

Widodo to disband Islamist group 

Indonesia’s security minister says an extremist Islamist group that seeks a global caliphate of Muslim nations under strict Shariah law and organised the giant...

200 Sumatra inmates still on run

Indonesia says about 200 prisoners remain at large two days after a mass jailbreak from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra. The escape occurred when prisoners...

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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...