'Ping pong bombs' during ASEAN summit in Bangkok wound three

Asia Pacific Aug 2, 2019

'Ping pong bombs' during ASEAN summit in Bangkok wound three

Several small bombs exploded across Bangkok on Friday, rattling the Thai capital as it hosted a regional summit attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and leaving three people wounded. Thailand, which has a grim history of political violence, remains deeply divided after a ...

U.S. set to push security strategy as Chinese maneuvers rattle region

Asia Pacific Aug 1, 2019

U.S. set to push security strategy as Chinese maneuvers rattle region

Recent incidents involving Chinese ships in Southeast Asian waters are testing regional faith in Beijing's sincerity about maritime peace, and aiding a renewed U.S. push to build alliances with countries unnerved by China's assertiveness. Chinese maneuvering in energy-rich stretches of the South China Sea, including ...

Business / Tech Jun 21, 2019

Southeast Asia looks to Taiwan as recycling pioneer

Once dubbed "garbage island" for its overflowing landfills and filthy streets, Taiwan now has Asia's highest rate of recycling and is a role model for the region, analysts said on Thursday. With untreated waste causing marine pollution and clogged drains triggering fatal floods from Bangkok ...

Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

Asia Pacific Jun 7, 2019

Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

An ASEAN report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ignoring an ongoing civil war in Rakhine state and failing to mention the persecuted Muslim minority by name. The leaked ...