‘Most-wanted’ militant killed

Sparsely populated, mountainous and covered in dense forest, Sulawesi provided a base for Santoso’s militant group. Source: Wikimedia The “most-wanted” Indonesian Islamist has been killed...

Duterte demands US troop withdrawal

USS Essex enters port at Subic Bay. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, has said US forces must leave the unstable island of Mindanao,...

Bid to put Malaysia under state of emergency rejected

Malaysian King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin has rejected a proposal to declare a state of emergency to combat the increasing cases of coronavirus amid strong opposition...

Japanese sub docks in Philippines

The Imperial Japanese Navy is moving south. Source: Wikimedia Japan has sent a submarine to a Philippine port for the first time in 15 years...

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...

Chinese bank axes rebels’ account

The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army is heavily tied to the drugs trade. One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to...

Myanmar unveils huge drugs bust

Large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine have been unveiled to the international media near Myanmar’s border with Thailand inside the so-called golden triangle. The Burmese...

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 still open to Maoist peace

The Philippine army is one of the most poorly resourced in Asean. Source: Wikimedia   Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could re-impose a ceasefire with Maoist rebels a...

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