Manila alarmed at China warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to Beijing over what it says is an increasing number of Chinese radio threats to Philippine aircraft and ships...

Hanoi red-faced over Berlin kidnap 

A German court has sentenced a Vietnamese man to three years and 10 months in jail for taking part in a daytime kidnapping of...

US citizen faces Vietnam protest trial 

William Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American who was arrested during an anti-Chinese demonstration in Vietnam, faces his first trial in Hanoi for disturbing public order. Nineteen members...

Rebels reject Manila peace talks 

The Philippine government has asked that peace talks with communist insurgents be moved home from Europe with designated areas set up to help end...

Gay crackdown boosts HIV: HRW

A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infections and causing a public...

Generals planned ethnic cleansing: Amnesty

Thirteen Burmese military chiefs, including the most powerful government figure in Myanmar, should be investigated by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity,...

UN visit to Papua blocked 

Indonesia is being criticised for refusing to allow the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to visit troubled Papua...

Lee defends $15m summit bill 

Singapore has been in the news this week as it hosted the Trump-Kim talks for which the bill would reach around US$15 million, said...

Jakarta approves tough ‘terror’ law

The Indonesian parliament has unanimously approved a contentious"anti-terror" law that grants the military direct involvement in so-called counter-terror operations and security decisions. After several suicide...

Hanoi condemns Chinese bombers 

Chinese bombers which landed in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands “seriously violated” Vietnamese sovereignty, Hanoi’s foreign ministry said.  China said air force bombers such...

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Duterte defies China over threats

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said China’s claim to airspace above its occupied South China Sea islands was wrong and could become a “flashpoint” for...

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US U-turns on seized bells

The Philippines has welcomed the announcement by the US Department of Defence to return the colonial-era Balangiga bells, seized after a 1901 massacre by...