Philippines

Fighting resumes in Philippines city after Eid truce

No gunfire or air attacks heard over besieged Marawi during eight-hour 'humanitarian pause' declared by the military.

Fighting resumes in Marawi after Eid ceasefire

Asia Pacific

Attackers kill police officer in Indonesia's Medan

Police say assailants linked to ISIL and another armed group following Eid-day incident just before prayers in Medan.

Indonesia: Attackers kill police officer in Medan

Asia Pacific

Cash benefits for ex-communists in Thai amnesty deal

Final payouts made as part of agreement with government that led to the surrender of 80,000 party members in 1980.

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea: Corruption allegations highlighted in elections

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says he believes he will be re-elected, but allegations of corruption, vote buying and poor handling of the economy have dogged him during the campaign.

Asia Pacific

US charges Hambali in Bali bombing case

Indonesian detainee at Guantanamo blamed for both 2002 bombings and 2003 JW Marriott Hotel attack in Jakarta.

Guantanamo detainee Hambali charged in Bali bombing

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Marawi suffers humanitarian crisis during siege

Government health agencies warn that the violence in the city of Marawi is causing a humanitarian crisis.

Politics

US says North Korea carried out rocket engine test

US officials believe latest test could be for intercontinental ballistic missile as tensions soar on Korean peninsula.

US: North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

Opinion

Is North Korea really a 'hollowed out' state?

Thanks to its official state ideology 'Juche' North Korea is in rude health.

Sven Jurschewsky

by Sven Jurschewsky

Sven Jurschewsky

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Choi Soon-sil handed three-year jail term

Seoul court finds longtime friend of ousted President Park guilty of bribing daughter's professors.

South Korea: Choi Soon-sil handed three-year jail term

Asia Pacific

Fighters flee after raiding Philippine village

FIBB fighters abandon positions after taking over a primary school in Mindanao and using civilians human shields.

Fighters flee after raiding Philippine village

Asia Pacific

Many struggle over China’s extended fishing ban

Beijing’s annual fishing ban on all Chinese waters has been extended in a bid to revive depleting fish stocks.

Asia Pacific

Fears as Indonesia phases out iconic taxi Bemo

Jakarta's government is phasing out an iconic mode of public transport in the capital.

Asia Pacific

Philippines renews military push to end Marawi conflict

Aircraft bomb rebel positions and troops push further into Marawi City as death toll in Mindanao conflict reaches 350.

Army renews push against ISIL-linked group in Marawi

Asia Pacific

Philippines to halt operations against communist rebels

Truce allows government troops to focus on quelling a month-long siege by ISIL-linked fighters in Mindanao province.

Philippines to halt operations against communist rebels

Asia Pacific

Missing US sailors' bodies found inside damaged ship

Sea and air search ends at site of collision off Japan's coast between USS Fitzgerald and a merchant ship on Saturday.

Missing sailors' bodies found in damaged USS Fitzgerald