Typhoon Melor batters Philippines

Melor kills 4 in Philippines.  Source: Wikimedia  Typhoon Nona, as it is known in the Philippines or Melor internationally, has killed at least four people...

Thai man in court for insulting king’s dog

Thailand is not renowned for its treatment of dogs.  Source: Wikimedia Thailand’s strict laws making it a crime to insult the royal family took a...

Umno chiefs welcome olive branch to opposition

Umno President Najib Razak’s willingness to work with his PAS opponents is being seen as an important move towards national unity. Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid...

Unesco names Singapore and Bandung as Creative Cities of Design

Unesco director-general Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Michel Ravassard/Wikimedia Commons.   Singapore has been named a Creative City of Design by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation...

Malaysia leads way on terror policy

Muslim Malaysia is trying to promote a positive alternative to extremism. Source: Flickr Kuala Lumpur has recently hosted several large, regional summits and is claiming to...

Government imposes curfew in Lao province after rebel attacks

Anti-communist Hmong guerrillas, like those pictured here in 1961, were active in Xaysomboun but it is unclear if the ethnic group is linked to...

Does Thailand need another coup?

The coup was the easy part. Source: Wikimedia Incompetent economic policies and repression of any form of protest appear to be dominating the Thai news...

Thais probe US ambassador for royal defamation

US President Barack Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2012. Source: Wikimedia The US ambassador to Thailand is...

EU pledges cash for southern Philippines

The EU wants to stop the violence in the southern Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The European Union will boost aid to the Philippines, primarily to...

EU pledges cash for southern Philippines

The EU wants to stop the violence in the southern Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The European Union will boost aid to the Philippines, primarily to...

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Singapore told to look to domestic market for growth 

Singaporean growth this year is expected to come in slightly below the midpoint of the 1.5 to 3.5 per cent forecast range without any...

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