Laos-China railway now in advanced stages of construction

Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. is now in the advanced stages of construction for the 422-kilometer Vientiane-Boten railway. This as drilling of the tunnels across the...

ASEAN nations set Covid-19 example for wealthier counterparts

Two of Asia’s major economies, Japan and South Korea, have donated $1 million to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) coronavirus relief fund....

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

The global pandemic did not just rob people to live life the way it used to be, but it also dampened global economies, shattered...

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

US-Asean Summit postponed over virus fears

A long-scheduled summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States will no longer push through as planned. According to a...

ADB extends $2M assistance to combat coronavirus

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shelled out $2 million in fresh funds to support efforts in combating the spread of the 2019 novel...

Moody’s assigns first-time issuer rating of B3 to Laos

American credit rating agency Moody’s has given a B3 rating with a positive outlook to the Government of Laos, citing the country’s high economic...

Masatsugu Asakawa is new ADB head

Masatsugu Asakawa is the new president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Asakawa, who is currently serving as a special advisor to Japan’s prime minister...

Thailand cross-border trade dips 2% to 1.12T baht

Thailand saw its cross-border trade dip by nearly 2 percent during the first 10 months of the year on account of various factors which...

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Hundreds tried for treason in Cambodia

One hundred thirty-seven Cambodians are facing treason charges allegedly for plotting an attack against the government in 2019. A report by Al Jazeera on Thursday...

Indonesia mass vaccination begins; younger generation first in line

Indonesia began with its mass vaccination program on Wednesday which focused on the younger working-age population and not the elderly. According to reports, Indonesian President...

Indonesia frees militant leader Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was...