MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year....
National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns -- but there is some cause to believe that may be changing...
September brought more record heat globally, and U.S. meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded....
The Republic of the Maldives is the smallest country in Asia, both by landmass and population. It is also the country with the lowest elevation on Earth, rising to only 1.5 meters above sea level. Due to climate change, the Maldive Islands are under threat of rising sea levels. In 2012 President Mohamed Nasheed called...
In Singapore, June, 2013 was marked by 16-year high levels of air pollution. Known as “Hazepocalypse”, forest fires in Indonesia and Malaysia caused the city-state to be blanketed in an unhealthy haze of smoky air for days on end. ...
China arrests 39 in scam targeting Malaysians
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:51AM UTC
2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:47AM UTC
9 convicted in Philippines for 1996 disco fire
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 6:19PM UTC
Sri Lanka president calls early presidential polls
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 5:35PM UTC
Arrests, cancellations mark ‘The Hunger Games’ opening in Thailand
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:18PM UTC
Embassy issues do’s and don’ts for Thai tourists in Japan
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:02PM UTC