Landslide buries Myanmar jade miners

An example of Hpakant's prized jade. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Many people are missing after a major landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State. At least...

Asean launches economic bloc

Southeast Asian nations have created a unified economic community that aims to rival the European Union and North America. The 10 Asean leaders signed a...

Thai economy on road to recovery

The economic future looks brighter in Bangkok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Thailand’s economy is showing signs of growth after months of relative decline following last May’s coup, according...

Thai economy on road to recovery

The economic future looks brighter in Bangkok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Thailand’s economy is showing signs of growth after months of relative decline following last May’s coup, according...

Islamism set to dominate summit

The Petronas Towers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. US President Barack Obama said Islamist militancy and the South China Sea disputes would dominate Kuala Lumpur’s summits this weekend. After...

Islamism set to dominate summit

The Petronas Towers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. US President Barack Obama said Islamist militancy and the South China Sea disputes would dominate Kuala Lumpur’s summits this weekend. After...

EU hopes for Asean statement on sustainable development

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is among world leaders due to attend the Asean summit in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The European Union...

Jakarta suspends death sentence

Kerobokan Prison in Bali, where drug smugglers have been held. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Indonesia has suspended the execution of death-row prisoners, the archipelago’s top security...

Obama to raise South China Sea dispute

US President Barack Obama (pictured) and Asean leaders plan to raise the South China Sea dispute at this weekend’s summit in Kuala Lumpur, according...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

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