11:55 am January 26, 2015 | No Comment
More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in an 11-hour firefight with Muslim rebels which erupted while they were chasing one of the region’s most wanted militants, police said on Monday.
5:13 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
Thai authorities dealt a double blow to ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her powerful family on Friday, banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail.
3:41 pm January 22, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand's army-stacked parliament will vote in an impeachment hearing against ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday, testing a fragile calm between the rural poor and the royalist establishment backed by the Bangkok middle class.
9:06 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Authorities in Myanmar have detained 155 Chinese nationals for illegal logging, China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, denying reports that its citizens had been trapped by an armed conflict there.
6:21 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Philippine officials accused China on Wednesday of expanding reclamation work in disputed waters of the South China Sea, as the United States again called for restraint in the territorial conflict.
5:59 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
A witness told Cambodia's UN-backed court on Wednesday that Khmer Rouge soldiers slit prisoners' throats and ate their gall bladders during the 1970s, as the genocide trial of the two most senior surviving leaders resumed.
3:34 pm January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a UN human rights envoy a "whore" has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk said on Tuesday, but he is unlikely to face censure.
2:41 pm January 20, 2015 | No Comment
A Vietnamese court has sentenced eight members of a smuggling gang to death for trafficking heroin and five others to life in prison, state media said on Tuesday.
3:47 pm January 19, 2015 | 1 Comment
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had not ordered his military-dominated legislature to vote against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra when her impeachment hearing concludes this week.
12:10 pm January 16, 2015 | No Comment
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has conceded it is impossible for the communist country to ban social media, urging officials instead to embrace websites like Facebook to spread the government’s message.
10:29 am January 16, 2015 | No Comment
Pope Francis called on the Philippine government on Friday to tackle corruption and hear the cries of the poor suffering from “scandalous social inequalities” in Asia’s most Catholic country.
1:46 pm January 15, 2015 | No Comment
Nine Myanmar nationals have been charged with murder in Malaysia over the gruesome killings of six of their countrymen that are suspected to be revenge attacks related to ethnic strife back home, a media report said Thursday.
7:35 pm January 14, 2015 | No Comment
Asia accounted for three-quarters of global maritime piracy last year after a surge in tanker hijackings helped to fuel a 22 percent jump in armed robbery and pirate attacks on ships in the region.
2:34 pm January 14, 2015 | No Comment
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has unveiled stiffer measures against corruption after high-profile graft scandals in the last two years that have tarnished Singapore’s reputation for clean government.
1:09 pm January 13, 2015 | 2 Comments
Malaysia’s highest court on Tuesday upheld death sentences for two police officers convicted of murder in a sensational scandal linked to allegations of high-level corruption that shook the long-ruling regime.
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