US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said yesterday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for

The Buzz | Singapore’s home sales rose in October after a slowdown

Singapore’s home sales rose in October after a slowdown in September caused by the ‘Hungry Ghost’ period that’s considered inauspicious by Chinese homebuyers. Developers sold 758 units last month,

India | City rounds up beggars ahead of Ivanka’s visit

Authorities in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are rounding up beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump for an international conference. Over the past

Trump: Asia trip ‘tremendously successful’

Wrapping up his extensive tour of Asia, President Donald Trump yesterday hailed "tremendous amounts of work" on trade and said nations around the globe have been put on notice

Seoul: N. Koreans fired 40 shots at defector, hit him with five

Four North Korean soldiers fired about 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing into South Korea and hit him five times in the first shooting at the jointly controlled area

Korean Crisis | Seoul: North fire at soldier trying to defect to South

North Korean soldiers shot at and wounded a fellow soldier who was crossing a jointly controlled area at the heavily guarded border to defect to South Korea

Philippines | Trump embraces Duterte as Asia trip winds down

His lengthy Asia trip down to its final days, President Donald Trump once more pushed for equitable trade deals and opted to publicly prioritize strategic interests over

Where Cambodian leader sees US plots, others see US inaction

Cambodia’s leader is destroying a political opposition movement that threatens his three-decade grip on power and he’s accusing America of plotting his downfall. An influential opposition

Indonesia | Museum removes Hitler display after protests

An Indonesian visual effects museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Hitler against a giant image of the Auschwitz extermination camp has removed

Pacific trade deal closer but leaders won’t endorse it yet

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached an agreement Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President

Australia | Lawmaker resigns as dual-citizenship fiasco widens

One of Australian Prime Minister  Malcolm Turnbull’s lawmakers resigned from parliament, saying he may be a dual citizen, leaving the government at least temporarily in minority status.

Questions about Russian meddling follow Trump to Asia

Questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election have followed President Donald Trump overseas to Asia. Trump said during a news conference yesterday in Vietnam’s capital

Korean Crisis | Pope seeks to defuse tension, push nuclear disarmament

Pope Francis is seeking to defuse rising nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula and to boost support for disarmament with a Vatican conference that will bring together 11

APEC Summit | Abe keen to reach accord on Pacific Rim trade pact

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to do his utmost to get fellow leaders of countries participating in a Pacific Rim trade pact to stick

India | Modi lauds last year’s rupee swap, even as economy slows

One year after India launched one of its most ambitious monetary reforms — yanking 86 percent of its currency out of circulation without warning — many

Malaysia | Defense seeks to show political link in Kim Jong Nam killing

Defense lawyers in the trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sought yesterday to establish

Senate committee backs new sanctions targeting North Korea

A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on Chinese banks and other financial institutions if they are found to be helping North Korea evade existing

Australia | Ruling party lawmaker under dual citizen cloud

Another Australian politician has had his eligibility to sit in Parliament called into question due to a constitutional ban on dual citizens, while the prime

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