Indonesian mass murderer dies

Anwar Congo, the former leader of an Indonesian death squad that killed thousands of suspected communists in the Sumatran city of Medan during the...

Chinese survey ship leaves Vietnam’s waters

A Chinese oil and gas survey ship that has angered Vietnam in the South China Sea has left Vietnamese territory for the time since...

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...

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with existing job contracts in Hong Kong and Macau are now able to return to said territories amid the Philippine...

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