Jews rage at Mahathir nose comment 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has reignited accusations of anti-Semitism, blaming Jews for conflicts in West Asia and calling them “hook-nosed”. The 93-year-old has been...

Thais held after UK millionaire’s body found

Two corpses suspected to be those of a Scottish millionaire and his Thai wife have been found by sniffer dogs buried in the 32-acre...

Thailand’s generals poised to retain power

Thailand’s military party appeared to have won enough seats in the general election for General Prayut Chan-ocha to remain prime minister in an electoral...

HRW calls for 1965-66 massacre reconciliation

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch. Source: Wikimedia Increasing demands are being made for Indonesia to hold truth and reconciliation hearings to...

Abu Sayyaf behead German hostage

A video of Jurgen Kantner with Abu Sayyaf. Source: YouTube   A video has been released in the Philippines reportedly showing the beheading of a German...

Amnesty condemns Myanmar rights record

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most famous former political prisoner, is curiously absent from campaigns to end contemporary human rights abuses. Source: Wikimedia   Last year...

US hopes North Korea will follow Vietnam’s economic path

Vietnam, which is reportedly preparing for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit with Donald Trump in Hanoi...

Papuan trial delayed again 

The trial of a West Papuan independence activist, jailed for over six months without facing charges, has been delayed for a fourth time, this...

Isis claims responsibility for Jakarta attack

Jakarta was taken by surprise by the attacks. Source Wikimedia   Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in central...

Duterte talks tough on Isis

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Source: Wikimedia The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to ignore human rights if so-called Islamic State fighters flee from West Asia...

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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 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum.  Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...

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...