WASHINGTON - A US warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea on Thursday, a US official said, the first such operation by US President Donald Trump's administration in the disputed waterway.
UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia expressed serious concern regarding the recent disappearances of community workers; Amri Che Mat and Raymond Keng Joo Koh, and urged Malaysian authorities to urgently investigate the abductions of the two men associated with religious minority groups.
Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that martial law would be "harsh" and like a dictatorship, after imposing military rule in the south of the country to combat Islamist militants.
MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday martial law in the southern region of Mindanao could last a year, as he vowed it would be similar to the late Ferdinand Marcos's dictatorship.
THE UNITED STATES handed over six patrol boats to the Vietnamese coastguard in the central Quang Nam province, marking a step in expanding security cooperation between the two countries amid tensions in the South China Sea.
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom - Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and dozens injured when a man detonated a bomb at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain's deadliest terror attack in 12 years.
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom - Youthful fans who were at US pop star Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester and parents waiting for their children outside described scenes of panic after an explosion ripped through the foyer on Monday night.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Two Indonesian men will Tuesday be publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community.
The Thai government has allowed foreign universities and vocational academies to set up facilities in the Eastern Economic Corridor to teach and train Thais in areas where there are manpower shortages. The initiative, which would bypass the Education Ministry’s bureaucracy,
is a model which is already widely practised in Latin America.