Envoys plan Rakhine visit

Poverty grips much of Rakhine State. Source: Flickr Senior US, Chinese, British and other EU diplomats are due to visit the north of Myanmar's unstable...

Chinese frigates dock at Yangon 

China’s Navy is hoping to extend its links with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Two naval vessels from China have arrived in Yangon for a five-day visit...

Indonesia firms face fire sanctions 

Riau province deforestation. Source: Wikimedia Five pulpwood producers in Indonesia's Riau province face administrative sanctions over the illegal fires which contributed to last year's smog,...

Jakarta to host ocean ‘neighbours’

Piracy is one of the issues on the Indian Ocean Rim Association agenda. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta will host the first Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)...

Obama addresses US sins

A B-52D indiscriminately trying to bomb communists. Source: Wikimedia Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos when he arrived last week...

Korean firm blamed over fires

Too little is done to protect Indonesia's rainforest. Source: Flickr Video has emerged of a Korean palm oil company allegedly illegally burning vast areas of...

657 frozen pangolins found on Java

The critically endangered pangolin. Source: Wikimedia   The Jakarta authorities have seized 657 critically endangered pangolins found hidden in freezers and arrested a man suspected of...

Region chokes on ‘haze’ again

Smog has made life difficult for Singaporeans in previous years. Source: Wikimedia "Haze" has returned to Singapore with the air smelling of burning from fires...

Silence over Myanmar dam

  Aung San Suu Kyi and Xi Jinping meet in Beijing. Source: YouTube China and Myanmar say they will forge closer ties as "blood brothers", as State Counsellor Aung...

Suu Kyi tries to win over China

Myitsone dam site near Myitkyina, Kachin State. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is in China for presumably her most challenging diplomatic...

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