Indonesia set to execute 15 inmates

The island of Nusakambangan, dubbed the "Alcatraz of Indonesia". Source: Wikimedia   Amnesty International has condemned Indonesia's decision to execute death-row inmates, following reports of prisoners being moved...

Malaysia frees journalists as it seeks Australian support over China 

Kuching waterfront, Borneo. Source: Flickr The Australian journalists detained in Malaysia after trying to question Prime Minister Najib Razak have flown to Singapore after the...

Jakarta defiant over Natunas

An Indonesian frigate on patrol. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has rejected China's claim that it had competing claims in the South China...

US “concerned” about Shan conflict

Myanmar’s 22 large, powerful rebel armies present a considerable challenge to the new government. Source: Wikimedia The US embassy in Myanmar has said it is...

Bomb kills 14 in Duterte’s hometown

People’s Park in Davao. The city was known as one of the Philippines’ safest. Source: Flickr At least 14 people have been killed and many...

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...

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...

US fails to unify Asean on South China Sea

The South China Sea dispute is concentrating minds in Washington. Source: Flickr US President Barack Obama announced that he and Asean leaders had discussed the...

1,000 West Papua arrests: activists

The banned West Papuan flag. Source: Flickr The Indonesian authorities have been accused of arresting more than 1,000 people at West Papuan demonstrations that were demanding an...

Suu Kyi pledges to defend Muslim rights 

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the UN General Assembly in New York. Source: YouTube Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to promote human rights...

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China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

Meth trade extends its web 

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Indonesia poised to cut interest rate

The Bank Indonesia is set to ease monetary policy to counter the global economic slowdown sparked by the US-China trade war, according to Indonesia’s...