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...

Probe launched into Indonesia terror funding

Indonesia's uniformed forces have been on alert. Source: Wikimedia A militant financing probe has uncovered about US$500,000 in Australian cash transferred to Indonesia to arm...

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...

Junta scraps torture law

The Thai authorities have a long history of human rights abuses. Source: Wikimedia Thailand has dumped legislation to criminalise torture and disappearances after years of...

Suicide bomb arrests made

Indonesia's police said they had arrested more suspected militants following suicide bombings in Jakarta last week that killed three police officers. Islamic State claimed...

Myanmar demands Rakhine unity

Myanmar's army chief Min Aung Hlaing has called for the union to unite over the "issue" of the Rohingya in Rakhine State, saying the...

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Generous Singapore budget expected

Singaporean Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver his budget today with spending increases expected amid talk of a possible general election being called...

4 jailed over Suu Kyi’s aide murder in Myanmar

A Burmese court has sentenced two men to death for involvement in the murder of Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to...

Philippines accused of crushing free speech

The head of Philippine news website Rappler, which has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte, has been freed on bail a day after her controversial arrest...