southeast asia

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Covid-19 cases on the rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organization’s latest weekly pandemic report issued Wednesday.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

In Southeast Asia, social media preachers under the spotlight

Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad Batubara has been in the headlines for being denied entry into Singapore over his extremist teachings.

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017

Electric car-sharing service to roll into Singapore

An electric car-sharing service is going to be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme says is going to be a first for Southeast Asia.

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

Southeast Asia's Grab to get $2.5b extra firepower in Uber battle

Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab expects to raise $2.5 billion in a record round of fundraising to cement its lead over Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in the region and grow its payments platform.

May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016

Heatwave sears Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has been roasting in an extended heatwave through much of April with temperatures reaching unprecedented

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

KL yet to inform Dhaka decision on not hiring workers

The Malaysia government is yet to inform Bangladesh formally about its decision to halt the recruitment of new foreign workers into the country.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Myanmar president hails 'triumph' of democratic transition

Myanmar President Thein Sein hails the "triumph" of the country's transition of power, addressing a military-dominated parliament for the final time before a handover to Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy movement.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

Presidents of China, Taiwan to hold historic meeting

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore this weekend, the two sides said, in what will be the first meeting between leaders from the rivals since the end of a civil war in 1949.

July 8, 2015
July 8, 2015

Torrential rains increasing in warming world: Study

Torrential rains have become more frequent worldwide since 1980, with Southeast Asia getting the biggest increase in downpours, a scientific study said on Tuesday.

June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015

Myanmar needs to treat Rohingya as citizens: US

Myanmar's government needs to treat minority Rohingya Muslims as citizens to solve the root cause of the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia, say the United States.