Rakhine conflict sparks refugee crisis

Anxiety is rising among Rohingya Muslims trapped on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border amid clashes between the Burmese army and Buddhist rebels. Many Rohingya remain in...

Meth crisis will only get worse

Myanmar's Shan State supplies methamphetamines to the planet and exports are due to rise as billions are channelled into improving regional infrastructure, the Brussels-based...

Thailand to give Saudi teen refuge

Thailand says it will protect Saudi fugitive Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who said she fled from her family during a visit to Kuwait to avoid...

Militants attack Myanmar police outposts

Buddhist militants in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State have reportedly killed 13 police and injured nine others in attacks on four police posts to coincide...

Thailand set for another election delay

Thailand’s Election Commission has demanded answers from the military-controlled government about another delay to the much-promised general election. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said...

Indonesia oil firm eyes buyout

A struggling oil explorer and producer is in talks to sell itself to an Indonesia-based rival. Shares in London-listed Ophir Energy rose by 29 per...

Cambodia reports casino boom

The number of gambling licences granted to casinos in Cambodia last year rose to 150 due to an increase in operators. Cambodia’s ministry of finance...

Vietnam completes online clampdown

Legislation requiring internet companies operating in Vietnam to remove content the one-party state regards as "toxic" has come into effect, in a move critics...

Mahathir refuses to extend PM term

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (pictured) has reminded his supporters that he is only holding the post temporarily, despite calls for him to complete...

Hun Sen unveils monument to himself

Dictatorial Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (pictured) has inaugurated a monument marking the official end of the Khmer Rouge guerrilla war in 1998. The...

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