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Eyeing China, US moves to strengthen Indonesian defense ties

Jim Mattis will head to Vietnam after his visit to Indonesia to strengthen defense ties. 

Analysis: Southeast Asia's illegal fuel market

Analysts estimate about 3 percent of Southeast Asia's consumed fuel is sourced illegally, worth $10 billion a year.

Duterte under fire as Philippines moves to close news website Rappler

Duterte is set to shut down Rappler, a critical voice of his government. 
January 16, 2018 | 10:27 pm GMT+7

Vietnam, Southeast Asian plastic recyclers hope to clean up after China ban

Vietnam's imports of plastic waste rose by 62 percent to 500,000-550,000 tons for 2017.
January 16, 2018 | 09:51 am GMT+7

12,000 flee as lava oozes from Philippine volcano

Mayon, a near-perfect cone that draws thousands of tourists, is also considered the Philippines' most active volcano.
January 15, 2018 | 03:12 pm GMT+7

China lavishes cash on ally Cambodia with eyes on the Mekong

Cambodia is promised billions of dollars in investment if the country says yes to China's mega-dam project. 
January 15, 2018 | 02:48 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's productivity lags behind Laos

The productivity gap between Vietnam and its neighbors is widening due to outdated technology and a low-skilled workforce.
December 29, 2017 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

UN warns of 'massive' human rights abuses on Philippines' Mindanao

Duterte has called the island a 'flashpoint for trouble' and for atrocities by Islamist and communist rebels.
December 28, 2017 | 05:11 pm GMT+7

Philippines storm death toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Storm Tembin, which is entering Vietnamese waters, has swept through the Philippines and killed at least 200 on the way. 
December 24, 2017 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

Thailand battles drug-resistant malaria strains that imperil global campaign

Hard-won gains are at risk from the latest drug-resistant form and currently spreading to Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam.
December 15, 2017 | 05:14 pm GMT+7

China tells Australia off over disputed sea stance

As Australia shows concerns over the disputed East Sea, China says back off. 
December 15, 2017 | 09:56 am GMT+7

In Jakarta, flood-hit slum residents aim for a higher, drier future

Jakarta, a coastal city built on a swampy plain, faces no end of flood worries, not least because roughly 40 percent of its land sits below sea level.
December 12, 2017 | 09:37 am GMT+7

Airbnb pushes back on Singapore's tough home rental rules

Airbnb faces hurdle in Asia-Pacific hub as part of growing reaction from regulators worldwide.
December 08, 2017 | 05:41 pm GMT+7

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump's Jerusalem plan

From Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta, protests have been held across Asia to protest Trump's inflammatory decision. 
December 08, 2017 | 05:41 pm GMT+7

Cambodia laughs off Washington threats over democracy

At the same time, Cambodia has moved into a closer orbit of China.
December 07, 2017 | 04:40 pm GMT+7