Asia Pacific Topics

Indonesia, Australia agree to closer naval cooperation

Feb 26, 2017

Indonesia, Australia agree to closer naval cooperation

Indonesian and Australian leaders on Sunday committed to free trade and closer naval cooperation as they urged countries in the Asia-Pacific region with competing territorial claims to obey international law. Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo arrived in Sydney on Saturday on his first visit ...

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

Feb 24, 2017

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the “sociopathic serial killer.” Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained ...