Malaysian PM hails ties with Saudi Arabia

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak hailed ties with Saudi Arabia during his keynote address at the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) 2016 in Saudi Arabia. Malaysia...

Beijing brushes off US admiral’s remarks

A mock-up of a “future” Woody Island in the Paracel Islands. Source: DeviantartBeijing has criticised a US admiral on the South China Sea and urged Washington...

Amnesty condemns Myanmar rights record

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most famous former political prisoner, is curiously absent from campaigns to end contemporary human rights abuses. Source: Wikimedia  Last year...

US “concerned” about Shan conflict

Myanmar’s 22 large, powerful rebel armies present a considerable challenge to the new government. Source: WikimediaThe US embassy in Myanmar has said it is...

35 detained in Java anti-terror raids

Central Java’s Mount Sumbing. Source: WikimediaIndonesia’s police claim to have detained numerous suspected Islamic extremists on Java, many of whom were reported to be...

Air-defence missiles deployed in South China Sea: US

A Chinese HQ-9 launcher on display on the Chinese mainland. Source: WikimediaSatellite imagery, confirmed by the USA and Taiwan, suggests two batteries of...

US fails to unify Asean on South China Sea

The South China Sea dispute is concentrating minds in Washington. Source: FlickrUS President Barack Obama announced that he and Asean leaders had discussed the...

Thousands flee Shan rebel conflict

Many people are unaware of the scale of Myanmar’s rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia More than 3,000 villagers have fled their homes in war-torn northern Myanmar...

Slowdown overshadows Singapore Airshow

South Korea’s Black Eagles will be a highlight at the Singapore air display. Source: WikimediaAsia's largest airshow opens on Tuesday (February 16) when Singapore...

Philippine militants pledge IS allegiance

Remote Mindanao has become increasingly lawless. Source: WikimediaThere are increasing fears that Islamist groups in the southern Philippines have united to announce an alliance...

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Singapore to ban sugary drink adverts

Singapore, which has some of the world’s highest diabetes rates, is to become the first country to ban advertising for sugary drinks, according to...

Singapore eases monetary policy for first time in 3.5 years

Singapore’s central bank loosened monetary policy for the first time in three-and-a-half years on Monday, while the trade-reliant economy narrowly dodged recession in the...

Indonesia’s Papuan lies continue

Indonesia has opened its Sorong Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on a 524-hectare site in the troubled province of West Papua.  Speaking at the inaugural ceremony,...