Indian Ocean

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Why is the cyclone called Roanu?

The cyclonic storm Roanu is named by Maldives. “Roanu” means “coir rope” in Maldivian (Dhivehi).

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Two plane debris 'almost certainly' from MH370

Examinations on two pieces of plane debris found in South Africa and Mauritius were completed and experts concluded they "almost certainly" came from flight MH370.

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

MH370 flight ended in southern Indian Ocean: Report

The Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) report, which found that the two pieces of debris found in Mozambique were “almost certainly” from MH370, is in line with the government’s announcement...

September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015

France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

French prosecutors confirm Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island is from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began.

August 6, 2015
August 6, 2015

Malaysia, Bangladesh to seek solution to human trafficking

Malaysia and Bangladesh agree to work together towards a permanent solution of irregular movement of people in the Indian Ocean.

August 2, 2015
August 2, 2015

‘Second plane part’ found on Reunion

A second piece of suspected plane debris is found on the shore of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015

Beauty belies dark trade

The dense mangrove forest on both sides of the road to the Bang Ben bay through Laem Son National Park is indeed intriguing.

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015

Women are sexually abused all the way

Afia (not her real name) was not accompanied by any of her family members, but she showed no signs of jitters. While many in the vessel turned pale in panic due to want of food and water in the...

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

No army link found yet: Thai deputy PM

Thailand Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn denies having knowledge of any army personnel's link with human trafficking.

March 14, 2015
March 14, 2015

Former Maldives president jailed for 13yrs

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering arrest of a judge when he was in power in 2012