Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and  Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing during their meeting in Naypyidaw earlier this month. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
Myanmar
Russia-Myanmar ties deepen amid Western sanctions
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Moscow has become ‘even more accommodating’ towards Myanmar’s junta, as both seek closer economic and military ties, analysts note.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and  Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing during their meeting in Naypyidaw earlier this month. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
Russia-Myanmar ties deepen amid Western sanctions

Moscow has become ‘even more accommodating’ towards Myanmar’s junta, as both seek closer economic and military ties, analysts note.

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Singapore seeks to address a groundswell of complaints from the thousands that deliver meals around the city state daily. File photo: AFP
Singapore delivery app rivals join forces as new gig worker rights law looms

The meal delivery platforms have formed the Digital Platforms Industry Association to help shape guidelines that protect the safety of workers.

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Thailand
Indian man caught smuggling live fox, pythons at Bangkok airport

Officials said the haul, including two iguanas and three monitor lizards, were found in plastic baskets, hidden underneath snacks and packed in luggage.

Officials said the haul, including two iguanas and three monitor lizards, were found in plastic baskets, hidden underneath snacks and packed in luggage.

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Why is marijuana-friendly Thailand saying no to pot-smoking tourists?

‘We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,’ Thailand’s Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign visitors.

‘We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,’ Thailand’s Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign visitors.

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Indonesia’s call for optimism doesn’t match 5.3pc growth target: analysts
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Thailand’s Prayuth hails Khao soi after it’s named world’s best soup
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Politics
Explainer | Will missing ships scandal sink Malaysian PM’s team, Umno leadership?

Non-delivery of six littoral combat ships adds to crisis facing Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s administration, could implicate top Umno leadership and affect voter sentiment.

Non-delivery of six littoral combat ships adds to crisis facing Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s administration, could implicate top Umno leadership and affect voter sentiment.

16 Aug 2022 - 5:30PM
Ahead of US-Pacific meeting, climate change and China loom large

President Biden is to host important talks with Pacific leaders in Washington amid Beijing’s growing influence, with the island nations ‘happy to work with either’, say analysts.

President Biden is to host important talks with Pacific leaders in Washington amid Beijing’s growing influence, with the island nations ‘happy to work with either’, say analysts.

14 Aug 2022 - 8:30AM
Why Afghanistan’s terrorism problem is bad for China – and Pakistan too

Analysts warn growing instability under the Taliban could again turn Afghanistan into a terrorists’ haven, as the group’s anti-Pakistan affiliate gathers strength in a region filled with belt and road projects.

Analysts warn growing instability under the Taliban could again turn Afghanistan into a terrorists’ haven, as the group’s anti-Pakistan affiliate gathers strength in a region filled with belt and road projects.

13 Aug 2022 - 8:30AM
On Balance | Beijing’s war games risk pushing Asean neighbours away

Instead of joining China in condemning the US over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, Asean has called for restraint in the region. While Southeast Asian countries would rather not provoke their larger neighbour, China’s military drills so close to their doorsteps make it difficult to see the US as the main aggressor.

16 Aug 2022 - 11:40AM
On Balance | Beijing’s war games risk pushing Asean neighbours away

Instead of joining China in condemning the US over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, Asean has called for restraint in the region. While Southeast Asian countries would rather not provoke their larger neighbour, China’s military drills so close to their doorsteps make it difficult to see the US as the main aggressor.

16 Aug 2022 - 11:40AM
Opinion | China’s double debt crisis is a warning against hubris
14 Aug 2022 - 9:00AM
China Briefing | My family’s Hainan holiday nightmare shows misery of travel in zero-Covid China

Despite each of us testing negative for Covid-19 more than a dozen times, my family and I remain stranded on the island province amid its current outbreak – and we could be here for weeks to come.

13 Aug 2022 - 9:00AM
Opinion | Afghan women are disappearing from society after a year under Taliban rule
13 Aug 2022 - 4:15AM
As I see it | As nuclear tensions ratchet up, Asia’s embrace of atomic power offers hope
12 Aug 2022 - 8:30AM
Opinion | Will Philippines revive talks on China oil deal to solve energy crisis?
11 Aug 2022 - 10:00AM
Opinion | Afghanistan terror threat remains despite al-Qaeda leader’s death
11 Aug 2022 - 3:30AM
Foreign Minister Wang Yi, followed by South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, arrives for a group photo at the Asean Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh on August 4. Photo: Reuters
On Balance | Beijing’s war games risk pushing Asean neighbours away

Instead of joining China in condemning the US over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, Asean has called for restraint in the region. While Southeast Asian countries would rather not provoke their larger neighbour, China’s military drills so close to their doorsteps make it difficult to see the US as the main aggressor.

16 Aug 2022 - 11:40AM
Opinion | China’s double debt crisis is a warning against hubris

China’s financial system is showing signs of stress and fragility, which highlights the dangers of hubris.

China’s financial system is showing signs of stress and fragility, which highlights the dangers of hubris.

14 Aug 2022 - 9:00AM
China’s double debt crisis is a warning against hubris
China Briefing | My family’s Hainan holiday nightmare shows misery of travel in zero-Covid China

Despite each of us testing negative for Covid-19 more than a dozen times, my family and I remain stranded on the island province amid its current outbreak – and we could be here for weeks to come.

Despite each of us testing negative for Covid-19 more than a dozen times, my family and I remain stranded on the island province amid its current outbreak – and we could be here for weeks to come.

13 Aug 2022 - 9:00AM
My family’s Hainan holiday nightmare shows misery of travel in zero-Covid China

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