Region

Analysts: Deal on Philippine bases gives US firmer foothold in Asia

Washington will use sites in the Philippines to stage a military response to a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other conflict, observers say.

Philippines

Philippines grants US access to more military sites amid tensions over Taiwan

Beijing reacts sharply to the move between the two longtime defense allies.

Malaysia

US lifts ban on importing palm oil products from Malaysia’s Sime Darby

There no longer are indicators that the company uses forced labor in its production chain, customs bureau says.

Indonesia

Skepticism greets Indonesian president’s plan to send general to persuade Myanmar junta

Indonesia, a former military-backed dictatorship, in 2011 helped Myanmar transition to democracy.

Philippines

China’s coast guard ‘monitors’ Philippine navy ship in disputed territory

A US aircraf carrier is also in the region as the country’s defense secretary visits Manila.

Philippines

Philippines grants US access to more military sites amid tensions over Taiwan

Beijing reacts sharply to the move between the two longtime defense allies.

China angered by US-Manila deal on military bases

Indonesians who lost homes to natural disasters still live in flood-prone zone

Eye-watering onion prices make Philippine staple a luxury

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