RCEP members lure back India

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are underway with the crafting of measures to resolve the recent exit of India from...

Duterte withdraws suspension of rice imports

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday withdrew his earlier pronouncement to stop the further entry of rice commodities into the Philippines, and instead sought for...

4 Malaysian nationals caned over gay sex

Four Malaysian nationals on Monday were caned for having gay sex, which is a violation of the Islamic laws. Human rights group Amnesty International said...

EU and HRW slam Cambodia clampdown

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Cambodia should drop all charges against the opposition leader Kem Sokha (pictured) and allow exiled critics to return to...

PH to retaliate vs. Thailand over cigarette import dispute

The Philippine government is keen on imposing quantitative restrictions (QR) against automotive imports from Thailand for the latter’s alleged non-compliance with measures sanctioned by...

Thailand to impose curfew on 4 provinces

The government of Thailand is stepping up its security measures in the southernmost provinces but the move was said to have nothing to do...

Charoen Group awaits Court ruling over airport project dispute

A Thailand-based consortium seeking to develop the Eastern Airtport City Project is holding its breath for a High Court ruling over a dispute with...

South African firms wooed to invest in Vietnam

The Vietnamese government is luring South African businesses to invest in Vietnam and create an improved political and economic relationship between the two countries. During...

15 dead in Yala, Thailand attack

Fifteen people have been killed while four others were injured in an attack by suspected Muslim rebels on a security point in Yala, Thailand. An...

Philippine VP accepts ‘drug czar’ post offer

Philippine Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Wednesday accepted an offer installing her as a drug czar to combat the proliferation of drug...

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