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...

Thailand leads suicide rate in ASEAN

THAILAND is leading the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the most number of suicides, a study by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Bags of snakes thrown into Papuan student dorm 

Papuan students in Java say two bags of snakes were thrown into their dormitory as the unrest in Indonesia's easternmost provinces began to reduce. The...

Myanmar calls Thai king to pardon migrant ‘killers’

Myanmar says it will continue to support the process of seeking a royal pardon for two migrant workers whose death sentences were upheld by...

Kachin pastor sued by army for comments with Trump

A Burmese army officer has filed a lawsuit against a Kachin religious leader for mentioning “the promotion of democracy and federalism” with Donald Trump during...

ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Indonesia president calls for calm as Papuan mob burns parliament

Thousands of ethnic West Papuan activists have set fire to a provincial parliament in a protest sparked by accusations that the security forces arrested...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

Rebel armies in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, mostly soldiers, in attacks on a military academy and other government targets in the...

US agrees to sell protest-breaking vehicle to Thailand 

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Thailand of 60 eight-wheeled Stryker armoured personnel carriers in a deal estimated to be...

Myanmar’s Rohingya talks fail to find deal

Myanmar held repatriation talks with Rohingya representatives in a Bangladesh refugee camp, amid speculation that it is only an attempt to ease international pressure...

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Tesco gets offer for Thai, Malaysian stores

Retail giant Tesco could gain around US$9 billion by selling off its Asean businesses, according to a former supermarket chief. Shares in the supermarket...

Indonesia called to release Papua prisoners

At least 110 political prisoners are being held in Indonesian-controlled Papua after numerous arrests for raising the outlawed Papuan national flag, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).  Police...

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. could pay under US$2 billion to settle US probes over its role in raising money for scandal-plagued Malaysian investment fund...