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...

Maoists face terror label

The Philippine judiciary has moved to formally label the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, as terrorist...

‘Most-wanted’ militant killed in Marawi

The last two surviving leaders of the prolonged siege in the southern Philippines, including a principal terror suspect, were reportedly killed in an assault...

Duterte’s two faces 

President Rodrigo Duterte even wore a suit when he met his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in October. Source: Wikimedia The colourful Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte,...

Suu Kyi makes surprise appearance at peace talks

Aung San Suu Kyi adds creditability to the government’s troubled peace process. Source: Wikimedia Aung San Suu Kyi's surprise move to join Myanmar peace talks,...

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...

Japanese sub docks in Philippines

The Imperial Japanese Navy is moving south. Source: Wikimedia Japan has sent a submarine to a Philippine port for the first time in 15 years...

Manila defends helicopter deal

The Philippine defence minister Delfin Lorenzana has claimed that 16 helicopters being bought from Canada will not be used to attack insurgents after activists...

Sailors freed by Abu Sayyaf 

Philippine marines claim credit for forcing the release of hostages. Source: Wikimedia Three Indonesian men have been freed in the southern Philippines after being held...

Indonesia’s blood-soaked past

Indonesia remains incapable of addressing its history. Source: YouTube Indonesian activists are making fresh calls for the international community to expose the murders of more...

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Duterte defies China over threats

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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...