Pacific

Australia pays growing price to keep Papua New Guinea on side

“Budget support” loans to PNG since 2020 total nearly A$2.6 billion, says Australia’s foreign affairs department.

Philippines

Philippine VP Sara Duterte resigns from Marcos cabinet

Cracks in the alliance between the Duterte and Marcos political clans have been widening since January.

Philippines

Vietnam asks Philippines to respect its interests, consult on sea boundary

Manila is seeking to extend its continental shelf in the South China Sea.

Malaysia

China’s No. 2 wraps up Malaysia trip, marks golden jubilee of ties

Premier Li Qiang praised Malaysia’s diplomatic independence, while Beijing and Kuala Lumpur strengthened trade and economic relations.

South China Sea

Philippines demands return of firearms confiscated by Chinese during sea encounter

Military chief likens the Chinese to pirates.

Philippines

Philippine VP Sara Duterte resigns from Marcos cabinet

Cracks in the alliance between the Duterte and Marcos political clans have been widening since January.

Tears of joy as Thailand passes bill legalizing same-sex unions

Are Vietnamese fishermen to blame for Malaysia’s squid losses?

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