EU and Asean talk human rights

Image: Asean. The EU and Asean have held their first policy dialogue on human rights in Brussels. “The first policy dialogue allowed for open and constructive...

Retno hits out at Papua flag protest 

The West Papua flag. Source: Flickr   Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has urged Australia to “immediately investigate and legally process” those displaying the controversial Papuan...

Solomans defends Indonesia police deal

The Solomon Islands claims there is no relation between its support for West Papua (pictured) and its proposed policing co-operation with Indonesia. Vanuatu and the...

Isis claims Singapore: analyst

Members of so-called Islamic State allegedly say they regard Singapore as part of its proposed Asean caliphate or region, which has been interpreted as...

Jakarta snub shakes US relations 

Washington has apologised to the chief of Indonesia's military after he was denied entry to the country at the weekend, despite having an invitation...

Three bombs rock Sittwe

Three pre-dawn bombs exploded in Rakhine State’s troubled capital Sittwe, including one in the compound of the state government secretary's home, although no deaths...

Jews rage at Mahathir nose comment 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has reignited accusations of anti-Semitism, blaming Jews for conflicts in West Asia and calling them “hook-nosed”. The 93-year-old has been...

Indonesia to send ‘600’ soldiers to protect Papua road project

Hundreds of Indonesian troops are due to be deployed to protect workers on the trans-Papua highway after civilian employees fled the project with as...

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...

Thais urged to postpone visit to Israel

The government of Thailand is urging Thai nationals to postpone their visits to Israel amid the quarantine requirement imposed by the latter. In an advisory...

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