Duterte hails Korean triumph 

South Korea and the Philippines have purportedly signed US$4.9 billion of deals in trade and investment pledges during President Rodrigo Duterte's official visit.  There were...

Rights-busting President Quang dies

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (pictured), who had mostly ceremonial duties of greeting visiting leaders and hosting summits in a bid to boost Vietnam's...

Thai junta looks for coalition partners amid fraud claims

Two rival Thai parties both say they are trying to form a coalition government in the wake of Thailand’s election, amid widespread allegations of...

Philippines eyes rosy economic future

Can the Philippines scale new economic heights? Volcano Mayon, Albay Province, Philippines. Source: Pixabay The Philippines is trying to sell itself as a manufacturing hub...

Suu Kyi unlikely to take cabinet post

President-elect Htin Kyaw is due to take power at the end of the month. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi will lead her National...

Prayut won’t quit over charter

Thai “red shirts” protest in 2010. Political protests are thing of the past in Thailand. Source: Wikimedia The Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has said...

HRW dismisses Thai concession

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Source: Wikimedia   Thailand's decision not to bring fresh military trials of civilians is a limited step that appears...

Embassy tries to ease Duterte rage

The US and the Philippines have a long history of military cooperation. Source: Wikimedia Washington's Manila embassy says it will work with Philippine President Rodrigo...

Bombs greet new Thai charter 

The Thai military is repeatedly engaged in Thailand.  Thailand's unstable southern provinces were rocked by a wave of bomb blasts and arson the day after...

Vietnam jails leading blogger 

A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of distorting official policies and criticising the Communist leadership on...

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