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ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

Published 07/08/2017

Southeast Asian foreign ministers ended an impasse on Sunday over how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, issuing a communique that called for militarization to be avoided and noting concern about island-building. [more…]

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

Published 07/08/2017

The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday urged the international community to pressure North Korea to abandon its "threatening and provocative path" and apply additional diplomatic and economic measures on Pyongyang over its missile tests. [more…]

ASEAN unsettled by China`s weapon systems, tension in South China Sea

ASEAN unsettled by China`s weapon systems, tension in South China Sea

Published 21/02/2017

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers link arms during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Boracay, central Philippines February 21, 2017. L-R: Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Laos- Anifah Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs...

Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as very unsettling and want to prevent militarization and urge dialogue to stop "recent developments" from escalating, the Philippines said on Tuesday.

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Malaysia calls for ASEAN to coordinate aid for Myanmar`s Rohingya

Malaysia calls for ASEAN to coordinate aid for Myanmar`s Rohingya

Published 19/12/2016

Malaysia Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (L) arrives to attend ASEAN Foreign Minister Meeting for Rohingya issue in Sedona hotel at Yangon, Myanmar December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Malaysia said on Monday the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was a regional concern and called for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to coordinate humanitarian aid and investigate alleged atrocities committed against them.

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ASEAN breaks deadlock on South China Sea, Beijing thanks Cambodia for support

ASEAN breaks deadlock on South China Sea, Beijing thanks Cambodia for support

Published 25/07/2016

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request for their joint statement to mention a landmark legal [more…]

On southwestern fringe, China’s Silk Road ambitions face obstacles

On southwestern fringe, China’s Silk Road ambitions face obstacles

Published 05/06/2016

KUNMING, China/VIENTIANE For the southwestern city of Kunming, China's plan to extend a high-speed rail link 3,000 km (1,875 miles) south to Singapore is already [more…]

Obama’s four-summit trip did not always go according to script

Obama’s four-summit trip did not always go according to script

Published 22/11/2015

KUALA LUMPUR From Turkey to the Philippines to Malaysia, it's been an overseas trip for U.S. President Barack Obama that often veered off-script.

By now, [more…]