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...

Lies are nothing new in Myanmar

Labourers paint block paving at the parliament in the soulless, under-populated capital, Nay Pyi Taw. The population is kept far away from their political...

Malaysia must defend its territory, deputy PM says amid South China Sea row

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the country must defend itself against any encroachment on its territory,...

Bomb kills four in southern Thailand

Four people were killed and four injured in an overnight bomb attack at a checkpoint in the southern Thai province of Pattani, agencies report. “The...

We sacked US envoy: Myanmar

Myanmar says it kicked US diplomat Bill Richardson off an advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, accusing him of making a "personal attack" on...

US carrier to arrive in Vietnam 

A US aircraft carrier is due to dock in Vietnam today (Monday) for the first time since the Vietnam War in a sign of...

Chinese bank axes rebels’ account

The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army is heavily tied to the drugs trade. One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to...

Rakhine rally opposes Rohingya returns

Buddhist protesters in Myanmar's Rakhine State have demonstrated against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, calling them "runaway refugees". "All the people of...

Trump praises fellow populist 

Donald Trump has hailed his relationship with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, ignoring media questions about human rights and the thousands killed during his host’s bloody...

Malaysia steps up security ahead of Asean summit

The Paris attacks overshadow the Asean summit Following Friday’s terror strikes in Paris, Malaysia’s police have been put on high alert and will be doubling...

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