5:12 pm March 1, 2015 | No Comment
Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism,
8:17 pm February 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Thursday,
1:13 pm February 26, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday in favour of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law is lifted.
11:56 am February 26, 2015 | 1 Comment
Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city-state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is still on mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit in hospital, the prime minister's office said on Thursday.
11:28 am February 26, 2015 | No Comment
In this teeming camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, it's easy to overlook the internet huts. The raw emotion they generate is much harder to ignore.
12:49 pm February 25, 2015 | No Comment
The ethnic Chinese leader of a group of Myanmar rebels which has been engaged in renewed fighting with the government has denied in an interview with a Chinese paper that he has been receiving any help from Chinese citizens or mercenaries.
10:20 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Two prominent pro-establishment Thai politicians should face impeachment for their role in a 2010 military crackdown that killed more than 90 anti-government protesters, the country’s powerful graft watchdog said on Tuesday.
9:33 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
The family of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Tuesday they had filed for a royal pardon two weeks after the 67-year-old former deputy prime minister was sent back to jail for five years.
4:54 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Thousands of revelers gathered at a village near Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Tuesday to witness the brutal execution of two pigs in a bloody tradition condemned by animal rights groups.
1:50 pm February 24, 2015 | 5 Comments
The wife of Malaysia's prime minister, who is widely mocked over reports of her taste for luxury, drew fresh scorn on Tuesday after she complained about the rising cost of house calls from hairdressers and tailors.
12:12 pm February 23, 2015 | No Comment
A US Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipina refused to enter a plea on Monday, prompting a court to submit not guilty for him so his trial could go ahead, prosecutors said.
9:34 am February 23, 2015 | No Comment
Nothing from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been recovered for 352 days, threatening to make it the first commercial jet ever to be lost without a trace. With no debris and no knowledge of what happened, distraught families are struggling for closure.
5:21 pm February 22, 2015 | No Comment
Five people, including a Red Cross volunteer, were wounded in an attack on a car near the Chinese border where battles have raged between government soldiers and ethnic insurgents, the second such attack within a week, the Red Cross said on Sunday.
8:00 pm February 20, 2015 | No Comment
Myanmar’s army intensified an offensive to flush out rebels from areas around a flashpoint town on the northeastern border with China, state media said on Friday, after 11 days of fighting displaced tens of thousands of people.
7:49 pm February 20, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand has passed a law banning foreign couples from using Thai women as surrogates after a series of high-profile scandals tainting the image of the hitherto unregulated industry.