No Grasberg hostages: rebel

A militant separatist group in Indonesian Papua has disputed police claims that it is holding villagers hostage during an armed standoff near the giant...

Giant statues cast shadow over Thai military

The statues of Thai kings dwarf modern-day subjects. Source: ABC The Thai military has opened a second investigation into allegations of graft surrounding seven huge...

Singapore on cyber alert

The cyber-attack spreading from Russia and Ukraine to Europe and the US is "more dangerous and intrusive" than WannaCry, the ransomware that debilitated FedEx...

Duterte eyes Asean task force 

The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, says he will hold talks with Indonesia and Malaysia on the possibility of creating a task force to combat...

Isis video targets Malaysia

A Malaysian member of so-called Islamic State has called for the terror group’s supporters to launch attacks on their own countries. Muhammad Aqif Heusen Rahizat,...

Turks plan divisive Rohingya visit

Many Rohingya were driven from their homes in 2012 rioting. Source: YouTube Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is due to visit troubled Rakhine State in...

Military claims more Rakhine attacks

Impoverished Rakhine State shares a long border with Bangladesh. Source: Flickr   Three police officers were attacked with machetes in Myanmar's impoverished Rakhine State on Saturday...

Thai-Malay border wall discussed

The defence ministers of Malaysia and Thailand in Bangkok have addressed border controls, dual citizenship and counter-terror cooperation, with a short wall proposed for...

Singapore hands out first jail term for terror financing

Singapore has jailed its first suspect for terror financing amid a steady stream of arrests related to support for Islamic extremism. The Singaporean authorities...

Suu Kyi: prepared to step down

Aung San Suu Kyi’s international image has been tarnished by the Rohingya issue. Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) is marking a year in office...

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