Human Rights

Malaysia: Muslim countries should end Rohingya crisis

Malaysia PM Najib Razak warns that Rohingya could be 'infiltrated' by ISIL if their plight is not solved.

People & Power

Hong Kong's Localist Revolutionaries

Why a new group of radical activists in Hong Kong are calling for greater autonomy - and even independence - from China.

Asia Pacific

Floods leave seven dead in the Philippines

More than twice the average January rainfall in a day forces nearly 7,000 people from their homes.

Asia Pacific

Hot weather eases for eastern Australia

Storms break the heat across eastern Australia as floods hit Queensland and New South Wales.


Obama's legacy in Asia

After six years of major foreign policy effort, it is clear Obama failed in his Pivot to Asia.

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Asia Pacific

UN denied access to some Rohingya villages

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee looking into country's human rights record, including alleged abuses against Rohingya.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: No one can stop me from declaring martial law

Despite constitutional limits, Philippine president considering martial law if drug problem turns 'virulent'.

War & Conflict

Burmese 'stopped from seeking shelter' in China: NGO

Fighting between the Burmese military and an ethnic armed group has displaced 23,000 people in Kachin State.

Asia Pacific

China ship enters strait, Taiwan warns against 'panic'

Chinese aircraft carrier sails into Taiwan Strait amid increasing tensions between mainland and island territory.


Severe flooding leaves 30 dead in southern Thailand

Torrential rain causes floods and mudslides across Thailand’s southern provinces affecting more than a million people.

Asia Pacific

Samsung leader summoned as suspect in S Korea scandal

Prosecutor summons Samsung leader Jay Lee over donations made to firm linked to scandal involving president's friend.


WHO: Smoking will kill eight million a year by 2030

Study conducted with US National Cancer Institute says 80 percent of deaths occur in low and middle-income countries.


Japan, S Korea scramble jets after China flies bombers

Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.

Asia Pacific

North Korea threatens missile launch anytime, blames US

US defence chief, meanwhile, vows to shoot down any ICBM tests near American territory - or that of its allies.


Australian health minister probed in property scandal

Susan Ley insists she did not break any laws when she bought a house during a government-funded trip.