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Coastal provinces beef up security for possible attacks in southern Thai


Coastal provinces known as tourists destinations in southern Thailand have beefed up security measures after receiving warnings of possible attacks, local media Sunday reported.

Philippine military pushing against Islamic militants in Marawi


The Philippine military has been dropping bombs on the southern city of Marawi, parts of which are occupied by Islamic militants. Authorities say they have made gains in the battle, but still have not completely retaken the entire city.

Thailand closes southern border crossings to shut IS out


The Thai government has closed down six border crossings in southern Thailand's Narathiwat, to prevent members of Islamic State (IS) from creeping into the country and illegal smuggling, Thai Public Broadcasting Service Thursday reported.

Myanmar parliament approves to sign int'l agreement on disaster relief


Myanmar's parliament has approved the country taking part in the signing of an international agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Russia on disaster relief, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday.

Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law


Philippine opposition lawmakers petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to review and nullify President Rodrigo Duterte’s imposition of martial law in the southern third of the country.

Bangkok crowns city of highest rental growth in Asia: Knight Frank


Bangkok tops 20 Asian cities with a staggering year-on-year rental growth of 9.6% during the first quarter of 2017, according to the Knight Frank Asia-Pacific Prime Office Rental Index.

Brunei's Sultan sends condolence message over London attacks to British PM


Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah sent a message of condolence to British Prime Minister Theresa May, following the latest attacks in London, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Monday.

Cambodian ruling party wins majority in local elections: PM


The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won the majority in the fourth commune elections on Sunday, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday.

Philippine officials sorrowful for death of 37 people in Manila attack


Authorities in the Philippines have expressed deep sorrow for the 37 people who were killed during the attack on Resorts World Manila casino in Manila earlier this week.

“Peace corridor” to be established: Philippine President Duterte


Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the establishment of a “peace corridor” to be manned by the implementing panels of both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to accelerate rescue and humanitarian operations for civilians trapped in Marawi City.