Indonesia agrees development plan with UN

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is representing his nation at the Commonwealth summit in Malta. Source: WikimediaJakarta, through its National Development Planning...

EU hopes for Asean statement on sustainable development

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is among world leaders due to attend the Asean summit in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.The European Union...

Philippines reef named Asean Heritage Park

A coral reef in Tubbataha Natural ParkAsean has named Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an Asean Heritage Park (AHP).Roberto Oliva, executive director of the...

Asean calls for regional air-pollution action

Smog on the Aceh-to-Medan roadAsean environment ministers on Thursday (October 29) expressed concern over the "unprecedented severity and geographical spread" of the smoke haze...

Asean calls for regional action on air pollution

Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/Wikimedia Commons.Asean environment ministers on Thursday expressed concern over the "unprecedented severity and geographical spread" of...

Indonesia puts fire deaths at 19

Thick grey smoke hovers over Sumatra triggering air quality alertsThe death toll from the heavy haze blanketing parts of Indonesia has climbed to 19,...

Death toll from Indonesia forest fires reaches 19, as crisis worsens

Indonesian firefighters try to contain a blaze in South Kalimantan earlier this month. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.The death toll from the heavy haze blanketing parts of...

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