South China Sea

South China Sea dispatch: Excitement, fear fill Philippine voyage to Scarborough Shoal

A BenarNews correspondent recounts his experience sailing aboard a Filipino civilian convoy to waters near disputed shoal.

Thailand

ASEAN Special Envoy meets with Myanmar junta leader

They discussed promised election plans and the possibility of future aid.

Malaysia

Concerns over militant group JI’s revival after suspect kills 2 Malaysian policemen

The al-Qaeda affiliate had been dormant in the country for a long time.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh cracks down on 3-wheelers in Dhaka over traffic, health concerns

About 4 million of these vehicles operate throughout the nation without proper permits.

South China Sea

Philippines blasts Beijing’s new trespass rule in contested waters as ‘illegal’

A Philippine lawmaker urges Manila to take Beijing again to an international court over its new policy.

Thailand

ASEAN Special Envoy meets with Myanmar junta leader

They discussed promised election plans and the possibility of future aid.

The Trisakti Tragedy, 26 years on. Will justice be served?

Tagged leatherback turtles released into waters off Thailand

US, the Philippines and Japan forge stronger ties to counter China’s “dangerous, coercive” behavior

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