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Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five decades of military rule. The opposite is happening: The new government is failing to attract Western investment and Beijing is ...

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

May 29, 2017

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago, authorities said Monday, as the army launched airstrikes and went house-to-house to crush areas of resistance. More than 100 people, ...

May 29, 2017

China to implement cybersecurity law from Thursday

China, battling increased threats from cyberterrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said. The law, passed in November by the country’s largely rubber-stamp ...