Chinese frigates dock at Yangon 

China’s Navy is hoping to extend its links with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Two naval vessels from China have arrived in Yangon for a five-day visit...

Philippines looks to buy Russian nuclear ship

A copy of Russia's controversial floating nuclear power station could power remote Philippine islands, according to Manila’s trade secretary, Ramon Lopez. Philippine’s president, Rodrigo Duterte,...

Human remains found at Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars, Laos. Source: Wikimedia Excavations on the mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos may have finally provided an answer to what the...

Freeport boss in Papua quits

Freeport’s controversial copper mine in Papua, Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia Chappy Hakim, the chief executive of mining giant Freeport-McMoran in Indonesia, has stepped down after the...

S’pore to freeze car numbers 

Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a car, has announced it will enforce a growth cap on the...

Tankers collide off Singapore 

Two oil tankers collided about 1 nautical mile south of Tuas Extension off the coast of Singapore yesterday (Tuesday), causing a liquefied butane gas...

Malaysia ready to hit EU with sanctions over palm oil

Malaysia says it will look to take retaliation against exports from the European Union if the bloc phases out palm biodiesel. "Malaysia will combat the...

Indonesia activists demand climate action 

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Indonesia is demanding the government in Jakarta steps up action to tackle the climate crisis.  The grassroots movement, established in July 2019,...

Cambodia blocks Asean statement

Disunity rules at Asean. Source: YouTube Asean has failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea after the Cambodia delegation blocked any...

Widodo mulls capital move

Plans are under discussion to relocate the capital of Indonesia, as a drastic solution to reports that the sprawling megacity of Jakarta, which is...

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