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Vietnamese PM calls for organic, smart farming development

2017-02-02

​Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday called for developing organic and smart farming with the involvement of private businesses and cooperatives, pledging to introduce to the world Vietnam's clean farm produce .

44 trafficked Myanmar victims repatriated from Thailand

2017-02-02

A total of 44 trafficked Myanmar victims who were sold into forced labor, have been repatriated from Thailand, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Thursday.

Hope to survive slim for missing passengers from sunken boat: Malaysian official

2017-02-01

As the search and rescue operation for the victims of the sunken boat in waters off the Malaysian state of Sabah enters its sixth day, the possibility of survival for the six missing passengers is wearing thin, said a Malaysian official on Wednesday.

Search continues for the missing in boat accident in Malaysia

2017-01-31

Search efforts continue on Tuesday for the missing in the boat accident off Malaysia's Sabah state on North Borneo.

3 soldiers wounded in leftist rebel attacks in Philippines during peace process

2017-01-31

Three government troops were wounded in attacks by suspected leftist guerrillas in southern Philippines on Monday, raising anew fears the fragile truce between the Philippine government and the rebels could unravel and plunge the entire country back to war.

Duterte tells U.S. not to build military depots in Philippines

2017-01-30

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the United States of building "depots" in the Philippines to store live ammunition, warning that he would abrogate a bilateral treaty if Washington is indeed building permanent structures on Philippine soil.

3 Chinese tourists confirmed dead, 6 missing after boat sinks in Malaysia: authorities

2017-01-29

​Three Chinese tourists on board a boat which sank off Malaysia's Sabah state on North Borneo were confirmed dead early Monday after being rescued.

Legal advisor of Myanmar's ruling party assassinated at Yangon Int'l Airport

2017-01-29

​Legal advisor of Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party U Ko Ni was shot dead on Sunday at about 5 p.m. local time, at Yangon International Airport, U Zaw Htay, spokesperson of President's Office, told Xinhua.

Red vs black: Thai Chinese face New Year fashion dilemma

2017-01-25

Bright red garments, gold embroidery and colorful accessories would normally have been the mode du jour for Thailand's ethnic Chinese celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday.

Briton shot dead in Porsche in Thailand's Pattaya resort

2017-01-25

A British man has been shot dead in his Porsche in Thailand.