Isis blamed for attack on Saudi preacher

Zamboanga, mixed between Christians and Muslims, has long been a militant target. Source: Flickr An influential Saudi Arabian preacher, who was recently named as a...

Isis blamed for attack on Saudi preacher

Zamboanga, mixed between Christians and Muslims, has long been a militant target. Source: Flickr An influential Saudi Arabian preacher, who was recently named as a...

Another Chinese worker killed in Laos

The state’s grip on rural Laos is weak. Source: Wikimedia A Chinese national has been killed and three were wounded in what has been called...

Malaysian PM hails ties with Saudi Arabia

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak hailed ties with Saudi Arabia during his keynote address at the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) 2016 in Saudi Arabia. Malaysia...

Beijing brushes off US admiral’s remarks

A mock-up of a “future” Woody Island in the Paracel Islands. Source: Deviantart Beijing has criticised a US admiral on the South China Sea and urged Washington...

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 “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...

35 detained in Java anti-terror raids

Central Java’s Mount Sumbing. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s police claim to have detained numerous suspected Islamic extremists on Java, many of whom were reported to be...

Air-defence missiles deployed in South China Sea: US

A Chinese HQ-9 launcher on display on the Chinese mainland. Source: Wikimedia Satellite imagery, confirmed by the USA and Taiwan, suggests two batteries of...

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...

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