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18,000 alcohol bottles destroyed; Indonesia’s stern warning in Ramzan

AFP | About 18,000 bottles of bootleg alcohol were crushed by a steamroller in Muslim-majority Indonesia's capital Monday as police warned tipplers off booze during...

Indonesia military chief ‘strongly believes’ crashed jet found

News Desk | The smashed fuselage of a crashed Indonesian jetliner may have been found, the country's military chief said on Wednesday, two days after...

More body parts found from crashed Indonesian jet

News Desk | Indonesian search teams Tuesday recovered more remains at the site of a crashed Lion Air jet that plunged into the sea with...

Indonesian Lion Air plane crashes into sea with 189 passengers, crew

News Desk | A brand new Indonesian Lion Air plane carrying 189 passengers and crew crashed into the sea, officials said, moments after it had...

Reunited Indonesian couple a rare ray of hope in quake zone

AFP | It was two agonising days of searches through makeshift morgues and hospitals before Azwan found his wife Dewi alive and well after she...

Indonesia tsunami toll crosses 1200 as govt tries to maintain order

AFP| More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to...

Catalogue of abuse: seeking justice for the Rohingya

AFP | Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to...

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

AFP | Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official...

Thai military diver dies as window for cave rescue narrows

AFP | A former Thai military diver helping to rescue a young football team trapped inside a flooded cave drowned Friday as officials warned the...

Waking up the neighbours: Indonesia’s Ramadan alarm clocks

AFP | Most of Jakarta is fast asleep at 2:00 am, but for Fajar Ramadan and his pint-sized comrades it's time to wake up the...

China Consortium and Philippines: Cooperation in the aftermath of Terrorism

Jumel Gabilan Estrañero| While there is this latest news regarding the $9.5B in Chinese investment deals with the Philippines in the last Boao Forum in China, I...

Australia and ASEAN: More loopholes than Swiss cheese

News Analysis | Australia’s Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP hosted Australia’s first-ever summit with ASEAN on Australian soil on March 17-18, 2018. He...

Vietnam and Afghanistan Wars: Does History Repeat itself or Rhyme?

Jamal Hussain | History repeats itself,” the original adage was reportedly modified by Mark Twain to read “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.”  A...

India’s bid to isolate Pakistan

Asif Haroon Raja | After the false flag operation in Mumbai on November 26th, 2008, India blamed Pakistan, ISI and Hafiz Saeed led...

Philippines must prepare for a long war against ISIS

Jumel G. Estrañero | Terrorism cannot be tackled overnight. On October 22 during the 38th MassKara Festival on Sunday night celebration, President Rodrigo Duterte urged the nation...

Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines launch joint patrols to tackle ISIS threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | Staggering six months of waiting coupled with best efforts before this quarter of 2017, a more concrete defense alignment and cooperation...

China sends firearms to the Philippines!

Jumel G. Estrañero l The Chinese government on October 5 turned over 3,000 units of assault rifles as part of its continuing “military assistance gratis”...

Anti-terrorism strategic cooperation between U.S. and Philippines

Jumel G. Estrañero | It takes more than military alliances to execute a risky and challenging operation involving terrorists. Some 1,200 Filipino and US forces...

The road to ‘Strong & progressive India’ passes through Beijing, not Washington

M K Bhadrakumar | If anyone ever told the nation that India should be prepared to fight a “two-front war” with China, he must have...

Is extremism & fundamentalism slowly engulfing Malaysia?

James M. Dorsey | The owner of a self-service laundrette in the historic town of Muar in the Malaysian state of Johor likely had little...

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