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Philippines' Duterte warns of more bombings in Mindanao

2017-06-21

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of more bombings because of the inroads of ISIL into the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

Thailand lese-majeste: UN urges amendment to law

2017-06-20

The UN said that since the military coup in 2014 the number of people investigated for violating the lese-majeste laws has risen to more than double the number investigated in the previous 12 years, and that only 4% of those charged were acquitted.

Indonesia explores more potentialities from spiritual tourism

2017-06-19

Indonesia is keen to explore further potentialities from spiritual-related tourism, highly expected to contribute the nation’s efforts in complying with targets already set in tourism sector which has been set as the nation’s core industry at present.

Philippine troops rescued Vietnamese crew member from Abu Sayyaf

2017-06-17

A Vietnamese crewman was rescued after combat operations conducted by the Joint Task Force Basilan under one Colonel Juvymax Uy.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong denounced by siblings

2017-06-17

The younger siblings of Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, have launched a scathing personal and political attack on him, saying they have lost confidence in him as a leader and accusing their “big brother omnipresent” of abusing his power.

Philippine police arrest bomb-maker of IS-link militants

2017-06-15

Philippines police on Thursday arrested an alleged member of an extremist group allied with the Islamic State (IS), a police report said.

Philippine police arrest bomb-maker of IS-link militants

2017-06-15

Philippines police on Thursday arrested an alleged member of an extremist group allied with the Islamic State (IS), a police report said.

Philippines says U.S. troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting

2017-06-15

U.S. troops are on the ground near Marawi City in the southern Philippines, but are not involved in fighting Islamist militants who have held parts of the city for more than three weeks, a Philippines military spokesman said on Wednesday.

Children in Philippines, Myanmar more at risk to natural disasters: ILO

2017-06-14

Children from the Philippines and Myanmar are more vulnerable to natural disasters, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.

Thai PM set to speed up Thailand-China railway project

2017-06-14

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed on Tuesday he will use Article 44 next week to accelerate the Thailand-China railway project.