Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll

Indonesia presidential election candidate Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the election process on Tuesday afternoon, just......

Malaysian PM: Flight MH17 black boxes ‘appear to be in good condition’

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that pro-Russian rebels have handed over the two black......

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say they have......

Media and Malaysian tragedy: A look at coverage of MH17 and MH370

Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian people suffered two shocking tragedies this year. The disappearance of......

Thailand introduces tough new overstay rules

Thailand’s immigration crackdown continued today with authorities confirming that tough new rules on foreigners overstaying......

Analysis: Can Malaysia Airlines survive double tragedy?

The tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 with 298 passengers and......

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Thailand’s junta adopts interim constitution

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:57PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has adopted a temporary constitution as the country makes its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule. The 48-article charter was announced Tuesday night after its posting on the website of the Royal Gazette, where new laws must be published. Its enactment is...

1 dead, dozens injured after trains collide in South Korea

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 6:30PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say two trains have collided head-on in eastern South Korea, leaving one passenger dead and dozens of others injured. Fire officials say the collision between two passenger trains occurred Tuesday in the eastern Gangwon province but the cause of the incident wasn’t immediately known. The officials say one woman...

Protesters demand justice at Russian embassy in KL

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:34PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Protesters have marched on Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur, waving placards and demanding justice for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week....

Bitcoin goes live in Vietnam despite government concerns

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:38AM UTC

Vietnam’s first online Bitcoin trading floor has gone live, allowing customers to buy and sell Bitcoins in Vietnamese dong....

UN passes resolution calling for full plane crash investigation

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:48AM UTC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved an Australia-proposed resolution calling for an international investigation into the Malaysian plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the site....

Philippine army says 18 killed in rebel clashes

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:33AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military official says 17 Muslim rebels from a breakaway faction and a soldier have died in renewed clashes in the south of the country....

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:51PM UTC View Comments

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say they have reached an agreement to end a political deadlock since last year's contentious election....

Media and Malaysian tragedy: A look at coverage of MH17 and MH370

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 1:44PM UTC View Comments

Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian people suffered two shocking tragedies this year. The disappearance of flight MH370 continues to be a painful mystery, and the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine came as a another brutal shock, leaving many in Malaysia to ask "Why is this happening again?"...

Thailand introduces tough new overstay rules

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:27PM UTC View Comments

Thailand’s immigration crackdown continued today with authorities confirming that tough new rules on foreigners overstaying their visa or entry permit have now been put in place. ...

Analysis: Can Malaysia Airlines survive double tragedy?

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:07AM UTC View Comments

The tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 with 298 passengers and crew aboard, coupled with the mysterious disappearance of a second Boeing 777-200 into the Indian Ocean with the loss of 239 on March 8, could well doom the airline....

‘I’d never run’: Labor activist won’t flee Thailand defamation charges

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 12:46PM UTC View Comments

Activist Andy Hall is a man of principle. He’ll tell you that himself, especially when questioned about the mounting legal woes facing him in Thailand....

New survey reveals fear of conflict in Asia… and some unlikely alliances

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:46AM UTC View Comments

If you haven't yet read the latest public opinion survey released by the Pew Research Center earlier this week, then it's time you did. Based on interviews with over 48,000 people from 44 different countries in the last five months, the survey attempts to lend some perspective to the tit-for-tat manoeuvring and out-manoeuvring of the world's leaders on Asia's stage. Some of the findings are interesting, to say the least?...

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Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo gestures after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, earlier today. Pic: AP.