Rohingya crisis: Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia

The Myanmar Ministry of Immigration announced that permits would no longer be issued to its citizens seeking employment in Malaysia.  Myanmar's move to impose...

China and Japan Island Dispute Simmers

Simona Botviciute, Editor (Asia - Far East)   HONG KONG – Relationship between the world's second- and third-largest economies have been strained due to the bitter wartime...

Peace for Philippines: Opportunities for Development and End of Violence

Simona Botviciute, Editor (Asia — Far East)   MANILA – Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has reached a landmark peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel...

A Nut Cake War?

Tiantian Liu, Correspondent (Asia - Far East)   HUNAN - A fight between a couple of Uyghur street vendors selling nut cakes and some local villagers in...

Territorial Dispute between Philippines and Taiwan leaves Fisherman Dead

Simona Botviciute, Editor (Asia – Far East)   TAIPEI – Relations between Taiwan and Philippines are becoming detrimental over the past month after a series of incidents...

Indonesia Calls for Chemical Castration for Paedophiles

With a rise in sexual assaults against children, Indonesia considers chemical castration for molesters. JAKARTA — The Indonesian health minister is planning to punish paedophiles...

Ex-employee stabs 19 people to death in Japan care home

SAGAMIHARA - A former employee has reportedly killed at least 19 people and injured 26 others at a care home facility in Sagamihara, Japan...

South Korean PM Nominee Apologises over Controversial Statements

South Korea's prime minister nominee apologised for his controversial remarks about Japan's colonisation of Korea that outraged the nation SEOUL – Last week, Moon Chang-keuk...

Thailand Wildlife Attractions Urged to Stop

While wildlife tourism is a huge aspect of tourism in Thailand, World Animal Protection has started campaigning to end the trade BANGKOK — The World...

Myanmar signs peace deal with armed rebel groups

NAYPYIDAW - According to reports, Myanmar President Thein Sein has signed a ceasefire deal with eight armed rebel groups in the country.  While this is a...