Government And Politics

Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features

Feb 14, 2018

A Philippine official says the government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in an offshore area that belongs to the Philippines, indicating a new tiff despite their mended ties

Myanmar's presence downplayed at Thai-US military exercise

Feb 13, 2018

Thailand and the United States are downplaying a Myanmar military officer's attendance at the opening of the largest annual joint military exercise in Southeast Asia

China charges former rising political star with bribery

Feb 13, 2018

Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery

Duterte slammed over threat to shoot rebels in the genitals

Feb 13, 2018

Human rights groups have condemned the Philippine president for saying that troops should shoot female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless," which they said could encourage sexual violence and war crimes

China imposes anti-dumping measure amid trade tensions

Feb 13, 2018

China is requiring importers of a U.S. industrial chemical to post deposits in preparation for possible anti-dumping duties amid rising trade tension with Washington

2 groups join Myanmar government's peace process

Feb 13, 2018

Two ethnic rebel groups have joined Myanmar's long-delayed peace process, a small step forward in ending decades of civil strife

Minister: Britain plans to sail warship in South China Sea

Feb 13, 2018

Britain's defense minister says his country will sail a warship through the South China Sea to assert the right of free passage amid Chinese claims to virtually all of the strategic waterway

Year after Kim's killing, suspected masterminds evade trial

Feb 13, 2018

Two unlikely defendants are standing trial in the killing Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother while the suspected masterminds are long gone

Boris Johnson discusses Rohingya, elections in Thailand

Feb 12, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Monday with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and other Thai officials on topics including neighboring Myanmar's persecution of ethnic Rohingya Muslims and plans for elections in Thailand to end military rule

Indonesian woman dies in new maid abuse case in Malaysia

Feb 12, 2018

An Indonesian maid who allegedly suffered injuries on her body and was forced to sleep outside on a porch with a family's dog has died in Malaysia, prompting calls by activists and lawmakers for better laws to safeguard migrant workers