People wait to buy kerosene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, amid struggles with a shortage of food, fuel and medicines. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sri Lanka
India, US interests converge in aid efforts for Sri Lanka crisis
7 Aug 2022 - 2:38PM

Washington could take on stronger role in Sri Lanka’s economy after Colombo reaches a debt restructuring agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

People wait to buy kerosene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, amid struggles with a shortage of food, fuel and medicines. Photo: EPA-EFE
India, US interests converge in aid efforts for Sri Lanka crisis

Washington could take on stronger role in Sri Lanka’s economy after Colombo reaches a debt restructuring agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

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Modern and luxury homes in Singapore. Photo: Getty Images
Explainer | Is Singapore still a ‘tenant’s haven’ as rents rise, Hong Kong expats arrive?

Rents in Singapore’s private residential market rose by double-digits in the first half of this year, a rate not seen since 2007.

7 Aug 2022 - 11:00AM
Indonesia
Indonesian schoolgirls face ‘harassment’ as pressure to wear the hijab rises

Ambiguous government policy has resulted in about 75 per cent of Indonesia’s Muslim female population now wearing the hijab, while only 5 per cent did in the late 1990s – with devastating effects on the mental health of some forced to wear it.

Ambiguous government policy has resulted in about 75 per cent of Indonesia’s Muslim female population now wearing the hijab, while only 5 per cent did in the late 1990s – with devastating effects on the mental health of some forced to wear it.

7 Aug 2022 - 8:30AM
Pacific nations
US warns Pacific islands of ‘struggle’ against coercive regimes

With China’s military carrying out war drills around Taiwan and Russia bombarding Ukraine, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman hit out at a new crop of world leaders reviving “bankrupt” ideas about the use of force during a visit to the Solomon Islands on Sunday.

With China’s military carrying out war drills around Taiwan and Russia bombarding Ukraine, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman hit out at a new crop of world leaders reviving “bankrupt” ideas about the use of force during a visit to the Solomon Islands on Sunday.

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Sri Lanka seeks delay in Chinese ‘spy’ ship to Beijing-run port after Indian pressure
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Superman couldn’t fix Myanmar crisis, envoy says
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Politics
Is South Korea’s Yoon seeking to crush opponents with new police bureau?

New oversight bureau has sparked criticism that the political neutrality of the country’s 130,000-strong police force will be undermined, with officers expressing strong opposition to the move.

New oversight bureau has sparked criticism that the political neutrality of the country’s 130,000-strong police force will be undermined, with officers expressing strong opposition to the move.

2 Aug 2022 - 2:24PM
Russia’s image in Asia remains ‘snow-white’, Moscow’s Singapore envoy says

Russia’s Singapore envoy Nikolay Kudashev said Russia had ‘nothing to be ashamed of, and nothing to regret’, pointing out that few Asian nations had sanctioned President Vladimir Putin’s government over its war in Ukraine.

Russia’s Singapore envoy Nikolay Kudashev said Russia had ‘nothing to be ashamed of, and nothing to regret’, pointing out that few Asian nations had sanctioned President Vladimir Putin’s government over its war in Ukraine.

1 Aug 2022 - 10:26AM
Philippines’ Ramos sought Beijing ties but also showed South China Sea defiance

Ramos, who died on Sunday at the age of 94, started a programme to modernise his country’s armed forces to better protect territories in disputed region while pursuing one-China policy.

Ramos, who died on Sunday at the age of 94, started a programme to modernise his country’s armed forces to better protect territories in disputed region while pursuing one-China policy.

2 Aug 2022 - 8:30AM
The late Philippine President Fidel Ramos.  Photo: EPA-EFE
Asian Angle | Why Fidel Ramos’ tenure was ‘high point’ of Philippines’ lost reformist era

During his term from 1992 to 1998, Ramos achieved democratic stability and undertook major financial reforms and infrastructure projects that initiated nearly three decades of growth but dramatic changes since then suggest this liberal reformist era is over.

7 Aug 2022 - 3:00PM
Asian Angle | Is the ‘Asian way’ a Chinese invention to counter US moves in the region?

Beijing has advocated the ‘Asian way’ in its approach to Asean-China ties and as contrast to US balance-of-power moves in Indo-Pacific region.

Beijing has advocated the ‘Asian way’ in its approach to Asean-China ties and as contrast to US balance-of-power moves in Indo-Pacific region.

6 Aug 2022 - 9:00AM
Is the ‘Asian way’ a Chinese invention to counter US moves in the region?
As I see it | If goading Beijing with Taiwan drama is the US’ goal, leave Asean out of it

Singapore and Malaysia shouldn’t have been used as an opening act to a provocative Nancy Pelosi tour overshadowed by Taiwan tensions.

Singapore and Malaysia shouldn’t have been used as an opening act to a provocative Nancy Pelosi tour overshadowed by Taiwan tensions.

5 Aug 2022 - 8:30AM
If goading Beijing with Taiwan drama is the US’ goal, leave Asean out of it

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