Reuters pair jailed for 7 years

Two Reuters correspondents have been jailed in Myanmar after being found guilty of breaching the colonial-era Official Secrets Act while reporting on the murder...

Suu Kyi should have resigned: UN chief

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the authorities’ crackdown against the Rohingya, according to the UN’s outgoing human rights...

Myanmar delays Reuters verdict

A judge in Myanmar has delayed a verdict that had been expected today (Monday) against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents. The...

Mother jailed for mosque remark

An ethnic-Chinese woman in Indonesia whose supposed complaint about the volume of a mosque loudspeaker triggered a riot in the northern Sumatran town of...

Duterte defies China over threats

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said China’s claim to airspace above its occupied South China Sea islands was wrong and could become a “flashpoint” for...

‘Gimmick’ Rakhine committee set up

A new commission set up by Myanmar to investigate itself over the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State has been dismissed as a gimmick by...

Manila alarmed at China warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to Beijing over what it says is an increasing number of Chinese radio threats to Philippine aircraft and ships...

Hanoi red-faced over Berlin kidnap 

A German court has sentenced a Vietnamese man to three years and 10 months in jail for taking part in a daytime kidnapping of...

US citizen faces Vietnam protest trial 

William Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American who was arrested during an anti-Chinese demonstration in Vietnam, faces his first trial in Hanoi for disturbing public order. Nineteen members...

Rebels reject Manila peace talks 

The Philippine government has asked that peace talks with communist insurgents be moved home from Europe with designated areas set up to help end...

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Thai junta promises February election

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