Singapore mental health woes on rise: study

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the third most common mental health conditions in Singapore, following depression and alcoholism, according to a study of 6,126 Singaporeans...

Another Chinese worker killed in Laos

The state’s grip on rural Laos is weak. Source: Wikimedia A Chinese national has been killed and three were wounded in what has been called...

Philippine militants claim Isis alliance

Tulay Mosque in Sulu province. Source: Flickr Four Islamist extremist groups in the southern Philippines have reportedly merged to form a detachment of Islamic State...

Malaysia called to probe police over disappearances

The Malaysian human rights commission has called for a probe into the disappearances of a Christian priest and a Muslim Shiite activist after a...

Rakhine oil pipe ready to serve China

Impoverished Rakhine State is increasingly important to China After a two-year delay, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline is expected to begin operating next month, Nay...

Russian navy woos Duterte

The destroyer, Admiral Tributs (552), in Vladivostok in 1992. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines is planning naval exercises with Russia, which has deployed two huge vessels for a...

Malaysia on war footing for Asean summit

Barack Obama will be addressing the Asean summit.Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Around 4,000 police officers will provide security for the 27th Asean summit in Malaysia this...

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...

Pope visit set to stir hatred 

Although Pope Francis' expected late November visit to Myanmar has not been officially announced, it has already enflamed religious and ethnic tension.  Buddhist nationalist groups...

UN Myanmar chief dismissed 

The United Nations' regional and humanitarian coordinator for Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien, has been moved for allegedly failing to prioritise human rights.  The UN’s Myanmar team...

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