Turnbull tries to rebuild Indonesia relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Australia's new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, made a half-day visit to Indonesia on Thursday to hold talks with President Joko...

Indonesia probes Guernsey assets

Indonesia says it is investigating reports that US$1.4 billion held by Standard Chartered in Guernsey, mainly on behalf of Indonesian clients, was transferred to...

Rebel armies back Htin Kyaw

The new government must placate Myanmar's powerful rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia  Three ethnic rebel armies currently engaged in conflict with Myanmar's military says it is...

Manila stops workers going to Qatar  

The Philippines has blocked the departure of its nationals to Qatar (pictured) after the Persian Gulf state’s neighbours cut ties with Doha. The Philippine central...

Rakhine oil pipe ready to serve China

Impoverished Rakhine State is increasingly important to China After a two-year delay, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline is expected to begin operating next month, Nay...

Duterte shores up Benham Rise grip 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (pictured) has signed a proclamation declaring an area of Benham Rise, also known as Philippine Rise, a marine-protected area. Duterte signed...

Singapore builds artificial reef 

Singapore has installed the first part of an artificial reef structure on a bare seabed off its Small Sister islands.  There are eight fake reef...

Widodo demands monetarist reforms

Indonesia President Joko Widodo wants more economic liberalisation. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia will further open its markets and lift obstacles for foreign investors, President Joko Widodo told...

More bombs in Thai south

Narathiwat province. Source: Wikimedia More explosions have rocked southern Thailand, days after bomb and arson attacks struck several tourist resorts. A bomb on Monday in Bacho...

Hun Sen: no more US funding

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly challenged his former allies in Washington to end all aid after the US announced it was cutting...

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Philippine media trial begins of Duterte critic

In the Philippines, Rappler editor Maria Ressa's libel trial has opened in a case seen as retaliation for reports on President Rodrigo Duterte. The 55-year-old...

Drug-resistant malaria spreads across Asean

Only half of Asean’s patients with malaria are being cured because multi-drug resistant forms of the disease are spreading. The Lancet Infectious Diseases published...

Malaysia recovers 1MDB cash from Singapore and fugitive banker 

Singapore says it is returning US$40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that helped topple the corruption-laden...