Myanmar hosts joint naval exercise with Russia, its close ally and top arms supplier

The military-run Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar is holding its first joint naval exercise with Russia, state media reported, with the countries carrying out maneuvers

Resistance claims first capture of a district capital from regular forces

Armed resistance groups fighting Myanmar ‘s military government seized a district capital in the north this week after taking state offices and a police station in

Prince William cheers on 15 finalists of Earthshot Prize ahead of awards ceremony

Britain’s Prince William cheered on 15 finalists of his third Earthshot Prize in Singapore yesterday ahead of the awards ceremony where five of them will win

PM Lee plans to step down and hand over to his deputy before the 2025 election

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said this week he planned to bow out and hand over power to his deputy, Lawrence Wong, late next year, before

Seoul plans to launch its first military spy satellite on Nov. 30

South Korea said yesterday it plans to launch its first domestically built spy satellite at the end of this month to better monitor rival North Korea,

Aid trickles in to Nepal villages struck by earthquake as survivors salvage belongings from rubble

Aid trickled in to villages yesterday in Nepal’s northwest mountains flattened by a strong earthquake over the weekend as villagers searched through the rubble of

Radio anchor fatally shot while on Facebook livestream watched by followers

A radio anchor was fatally shot by a man inside his southern Philippine station yesterday in a brazen attack that was witnessed by people watching the program

North Korea is closing some diplomatic missions in what may be a sign of its economic troubles

North Korea confirmed Friday that it’s closing some of its diplomatic missions abroad, a move that rival South Korea suspects is likely the latest sign

Prime minister to raise imprisoned democracy blogger during China visit

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said yesterday he will raise the plight of a detained Australian democracy blogger with Chinese leaders during a state visit to China.

Deli and Dhaka launch new India-assisted rail projects amid opposition protests

India and Bangladesh launched two new railway links and a thermal power plant unit yesterday to strengthen connections and energy security in the region amid strong

PLA’s forces shadow a Philippine navy ship near disputed shoal, sparking new exchange of warnings

A Philippine navy patrol ship was shadowed by Chinese forces near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, sparking a fresh exchange of accusations and warnings between

Three die as police clash with opposition supporters seeking prime minister’s resignation

Police in Bangladesh yesterday clashed with opposition supporters as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) enforced a three-day transport blockade across the country to demand

Residents hold subdued Halloween celebrations a year after party crush killed about 160 people

Halloween celebrations in South Korea were subdued on the eve of the first anniversary of a harrowing crowd surge that killed about 160 people in a Seoul alleyway.

Malaysia picks powerful ruler of Johor state as country’s new king under rotation system

Malaysia ‘s royal families have elected the powerful and wealthy ruler of southern Johor state as the country’s new king under a unique rotating monarchy system,

Australia-US Biden calls ally ‘an anchor to peace and prosperity’ during state visit from Albanese

President Joe Biden described Australia as “an anchor to peace and prosperity” while standing alongside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the White House yesterday , part of

Albanese state visit to feature talk of submarines and tech partnerships — and a lavish dinner

President Joe Biden is pressing forward with this week’s state visit from Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, carving out time to nurture the relationship with a

Activists demand transparency over Malaysia’s move to extend Australian miner’s operations

Environmental activists voiced disappointment yesterday at  The government Tuesday said it allowed Lynas to continue to import and process rare earths at its refinery in central Pahang

Four suspected North Korean defectors found in a small boat in South’s waters

Four North Koreans were found in a small wooden boat in South Korean waters yesterday in what is likely a rare case of North Koreans taking

Prime minister announces China visit hours before leaving for US to meet Biden

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he will visit China in early November to meet President Xi Jinping, making the announcement yesterday before he departed for the

Military ordered to stop using artificial intelligence apps due to security risks

The Philippine defense chief has ordered all defense personnel and the 163,000-member military to refrain from using digital applications that harness artificial intelligence to generate personal

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