Despite crackdown, people-smuggling across Thai-Myanmar border has risen

Migrants from Myanmar often do work Thais shun in sectors such as construction, agriculture and fishing, forming the backbone of Southeast Asia's ...

Cash and chemicals: for Laos, Chinese banana boom a blessing and curse

Chinese-driven banana boom has left few locals untouched, but not everyone is smiling.

Philippine police 'reload', rejoin drug war

Filipino authorities resumes the war on drug with a more sophisticated campaign than the last which ...
March 06, 2017 | 03:35 pm GMT+7

More than 20 killed, dozens injured after fire on Indonesian tourist boat

The cause of the fire was thought to be a short circuit on a power generator, according to local ...
January 01, 2017 | 06:13 pm GMT+7

UN human rights chief urges murder inquiry into Duterte's killing claim

President Rodrigo Duterte claims he killed three people as mayor of Davao City and has commanded ...
December 21, 2016 | 08:23 am GMT+7

China considers granting Philippines access to disputed shoal - adviser

'A wholesale bilateral fishing industry deal is still being discussed, an agreement has not yet ...
November 27, 2016 | 06:46 pm GMT+7

Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals

'We want an immediate stop to the violence. This is cruel.'
November 26, 2016 | 09:42 am GMT+7

China puts army on high alert after fighting in northeastern Myanmar

Three armed groups simultaneously attacked security posts in Myanmar's northeastern Shan state.
November 21, 2016 | 10:06 am GMT+7

Malaysian protesters march against Prime Minister Najib

PM Najib is alleged to be involved in a billion dollar corruption scandal.
November 19, 2016 | 09:44 pm GMT+7

Cambodia jails opposition senator over fake border map with Vietnam on Facebook

'He created a fake border map and used it as an incitement to overthrow the government,' said ...
November 08, 2016 | 09:12 am GMT+7

Thai king's death adds to uncertainty about Obama's faltering Asia pivot

King Bhumibol's death means Washington finds itself having to rely even more on Vietnam for any ...
October 15, 2016 | 09:06 pm GMT+7

'We were family': Myanmar attacks shatter rare ethnic harmony

At least 26 civilians died in recent clashes, which the government has blamed on Muslim ...
October 15, 2016 | 04:57 pm GMT+7

Uber rival Grab partners with driverless car firm in Singapore

Users of ride-hailing firm Grab will be able to book driverless cars from Friday.
September 23, 2016 | 09:08 am GMT+7

Indonesia rejects US research estimate of 100,000 'haze' deaths

Indonesian government records show only 24 deaths related to forest fires in 2015.
September 21, 2016 | 08:41 am GMT+7

Hundreds protest in Myanmar over Suu Kyi's panel on Rohingya Muslims

"I don't want to see foreigners involved in this commission," said one protester.
September 06, 2016 | 03:14 pm GMT+7
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