Three arrested in Jakarta

Indonesia’s authorities impressed analysts with their fast response. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian police have arrested three men suspected of having links to the coordinated bomb and...

China slams Philippine-US defence pact

The Royal New Zealand Air Force at Clark airfield, Luzon, in 1984. Foreign jets will soon return. Source: Wikipedia Chinese state media has condemned the...

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...

Hanoi claims China endangered civilian aircraft

China is unwilling to compromise over its extensive claims to the South China Sea. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has accused Beijing of endangering civilian flights over the...

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,...

China brushes off Vietnam’s aviation protest

 China’s South China Sea claims are not based on proximity. Source: Flickr China has rejected a complaint from Vietnam claiming that it failed to notify...

Philippine militants claim Isis alliance

Tulay Mosque in Sulu province. Source: Flickr Four Islamist extremist groups in the southern Philippines have reportedly merged to form a detachment of Islamic State...

Hanoi, Manila and Tokyo condemn Chinese island runway test

China’s claims to the South China Sea are incompatible with those of its neighbours. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has accused Beijing of violating its sovereignty by...

Probe launched into Indonesia terror funding

Indonesia's uniformed forces have been on alert. Source: Wikimedia A militant financing probe has uncovered about US$500,000 in Australian cash transferred to Indonesia to arm...

Philippine troops kill 10 Islamist militants from Abu Sayyaf group

The Sulu provincial capitol building on the island of Jolo. Photo: Agtillah/Wikimedia Commons. Philippine commandos yesterday killed 10 Islamist militants in a battle on the...

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Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

Rebel armies in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, mostly soldiers, in attacks on a military academy and other government targets in the...

Singapore cuts GDP forecast amid recession fears

Singapore has cut its economic growth forecast as the Sino-Trump trade war worsens and data confirmed the slowest growth rate since the 2009 financial...