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Where to, ARSA?
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:13

The month-long unilateral humanitarian ceasefire issued by the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) expired at midnight Oct. 9. The pause meant litt...

Eager to spend millennials are new engines of China’s economy
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:43

China’s consumption expenditure is set to receive a substantial boost from millennials who are willing to spend, with beer, dairy and home appli...

India’s courts take the fun out of a Hindu holiday
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:51

High spirits, clogged lungsTHERE is a buzz in the air of India’s capital, and not just because Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is barely a wee...

South Korean court extends detention of ousted former president Park Geun-hye citing evidence concerns
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 04:13

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye will be kept in detention for a further six months, a Seoul court ruled on Friday, as she stands trial in ...

Nato chief believes US military action against North Korea would lead to ‘devastating consequences’
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 03:13

Military intervention against North Korea would have “devastating consequences”, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg warned on Friday, after US Pr...

Corporate Scandals Say More About Japan Than the Nikkei
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:20

Japanese stocks are at a two-decade high, but the recent spate of corporate scandals shows all is still not well. WSJ.com: What's News Asia

Cambodia’s government asks the courts to abolish the opposition
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:16

No hugs for the oppositionTHE Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is nothing if not hardy. The main opposition to the government of Hun Sen, Cambodi...

China’s DJI offers system to track airborne drones as governments tighten restrictions
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:09

DJI, the world’s largest maker of recreational drones, has introduced a system that identifies and monitors airborne drones, as authorities in C...

Shoot-out between police and separatists in famed Indian tea region Darjeeling leaves officer dead
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:12

One police officer was killed and four others injured on Friday in a gunfight with suspected separatists in Darjeeling, the famous tea growing region ...

'Bengalis' Not Native to Myanmar, Country’s Military Chief Says
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:13

The hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid armed clashes between Muslim insurgents and government soldi...

Myanmar’s media peddle “patriotic” facts
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:10

EARLIER this month, in a column in a state-owned newspaper entitled “The Truth behind the Northern Rakhine Issue”, a retired general decided to re...

Beer or baijiu? China’s drinkers become more quality conscious
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:09

Asahi Group, Japan’s largest beer producer, is considering bailing out of its share in Tsingtao, one of China’s largest beer makers, in an...

Samsung Expects Another Quarter of Record Profits; CEO to Resign
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:09

Samsung Electronics, continuing to see roaring demand for its components, is forecasting third-quarter profits will be the company’s highest ever. C...

Quick sell-out expected for Beijing’s first dollar bonds since 2004
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:27

Investors will snap up China’s US dollar-denominated sovereign bonds, analysts predict. The US$ 2 billion expected to be raised by China’...

China’s trade with North Korea slumps as nuclear sanctions bite
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:22

China’s trade with North Korea slumped in September, amid United Nations sanctions aimed at deterring Kim Jong-un from pursuing his missile and ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan are top 2 worst Asian countries for girls to get education
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:23

Think Pakistan-born Malala Yousafzai, a girl who was shot by the Taliban for merely advocating for girls’ access to education in her village. Now, a...

Why the LDP keeps winning elections in Japan: pragmatism
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:22

Still a bastion of the LDPTHE city of Imabari is known for its medieval castle (pictured), overlooking the Inland Sea, which separates Shikoku and Hon...

Pakistan is “mainstreaming” misogynist tribal justice
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:09

ONE evening in August Bakht Jan, a 15-year-old girl, attempted to elope with her boyfriend. Before she could meet him, relatives found her and brought...

What’s to be done about working people to death in Asia?
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:19

THE paltry fine levied on Japanese advertising agency Dentsu for its part in the death of employee Yukima Takahashi has highlighted the blight of o...

What has Derailed Peace Talks with the Philippines’ Communist Rebels?
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:16

WHEN Rodrigo Duterte was elected as president of the Philippines in May 2016, hopes were raised for a negotiated end to one of Asia’s longest-runnin...

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