Thailand called to respect Pakistani refugees 

Thailand has been urged to ensure recently arrested Pakistani asylum seekers are not returned to face persecution, torture and Islamist mobs in Pakistan.  Human Rights...

Arrests greet new Thai king

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. Source: YouTube Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has become Thailand's new king after accepting an invitation from parliament to succeed...

Singapore holds terror drills

The Singaporean authorities are bracing for terror attacks. Source: Wikimedia Singapore’s security cannot be outsourced to auxiliary police officers, the minister of home affairs Desmond...

US military boss to view joint exercises

Balikatan's beach landing drills are presumably particularly contentious in Beijing. Source: Wikimedia US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has arrived in the Philippines to reinforce the...

Whole police force sacked 

A whole Philippine city police force has been sacked after some of its members were accused of the killings of three teenagers, while others...

Brunei’s gay community ‘lives in fear’

The sultan of Brunei last week announced a moratorium on his sharia law death penalty for gay sex but members of the sultanate’s LGBT...

Duterte to ‘destroy’ Abu Sayyaf

The Philippine military is one of the most poorly funded in the region. Source: Wikimedia   The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, called for the Abu Sayyaf...

Philippine military storm Abu Sayyaf camp

The Philippine military's claims are yet to be independently confirmed. Source: Wikimedia  After a week-long series of attacks by Philippine troops, a Muslim extremist camp...

Bombs greet new Thai charter 

The Thai military is repeatedly engaged in Thailand.  Thailand's unstable southern provinces were rocked by a wave of bomb blasts and arson the day after...

China blocks Filipino fishing boats

President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Peter Lim. Source: YouTube The Chinese coastguard is apparently preventing fishing boats from the Philippines reaching the contested Scarborough Shoal, Manila...

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