AJ Impact

Could India demands tank trade bloc poised to be world's largest?

Hopes of finalising Asia-wide trade pact throw into doubt at ASEAN summit, as officials work to salvage progress.

Could India demands tank trade bloc poised to be world's largest?

ASEAN

Trump snubs meeting with ASEAN leaders in Bangkok

Analysts say US president's absence will add to concerns about Washington's reliability as a strategic regional partner.

Trump snubs meeting with ASEAN leaders in Bangkok

AJ Impact

Asia responds to US-China tensions with giant trade pact

Pinched by the trade war, Asian countries are being spurred to sign the Regional Comprehensive Trade Partnership.

Asia responds to US-China tensions with giant trade pact

ASEAN

Warships and aircraft ready for first US-ASEAN maritime drills

Eight warships, four aircraft and more than a thousand personnel from the US, Southeast Asian countries join the drill.

Warships and aircraft ready for first US-ASEAN maritime drills

AJ Impact

Cambodia's micro-loans: A form of predatory lending?

Some Cambodians are reportedly taking drastic steps to pay back tiny loans designed to benefit the poor.

Cambodia's micro-loans: A form of predatory lending?

Rohingya

Rohingya activists slam ASEAN's call for dialogue with Myanmar

Regional bloc accused of whitewashing Myanmar's crimes against Rohingya.

Rohingya activists slam ASEAN's call for dialogue with Myanmar

AJ Impact

China vows to retaliate against Trump's new round of tariffs

US President Trump announced a 10 percent tariff on $300bn worth of Chinese goods that will go into effect September 1.

China vows to retaliate against Trump's new round of tariffs

Asia Pacific

Four wounded in small explosions as Bangkok hosts summit

Prime Minister Prayuth orders probe into several small explosions in the Thai capital that left two women injured.

Four wounded in small explosions as Bangkok hosts summit

Asia Pacific

ASEAN meeting: North Korean tensions, trade to dominate talks

North Korea's nuclear issues, China's expansionist plans and trade war likely to feature in Southeast Asian summit.

Opinion

ASEAN can no longer turn a blind eye to Myanmar's atrocities

ASEAN has a responsibility to help facilitate a repatriation process that prioritises the well-being of the Rohingya.

Eric Paulsen

by Eric Paulsen

Eric Paulsen

Football

ASEAN nations to 'launch joint bid' to host 2034 FIFA World Cup

Experts say the 10 ASEAN nations - home to more than 640 million people - have yet to work out the details.

ASEAN nations to 'launch joint bid' to host 2034 FIFA World Cup

Asia Pacific

ASEAN leaders promise closer ties, wrap up Bangkok summit

But there is no clear voice from the collective on any of the key topics.

Asia Pacific

ASEAN Bangkok Summit: Declining Democracy?

Many say the 10-nation ASEAN, the Association of South East Asian Nations, has seen a weakening of democracy in recent years.

Asia

ASEAN must not turn a blind eye to Rohingya crisis: Rights groups

Southeast Asian nations should use upcoming Bangkok summit to do some straight talking with Myanmar, groups urge.

ASEAN must not turn a blind eye to Rohingya crisis: Rights groups

Asia Pacific

Myanmar gets ‘weak’ criticism over Rohingya at ASEAN summit

At the end of the summit, a weak statement was issued, calling for accountability, but still offering support to Myanmar.