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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.

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.

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.

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.

Heatwave sears Southeast Asia

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Myanmar scraps proposed 5 pct tax on phone cards as telecoms boom

Myanmar scraps proposed 5 percent tax on mobile phone top-up cards after lawmakers voted against the levy, the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said on Thursday.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

Malaysia finds 139 graves at ‘cruel’ jungle trafficking camps

Malaysian authorities find 139 graves, and signs of torture, in more than two dozen squalid human trafficking camps suspected to have been used by gangs.

May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015

Save migrants, deal with cause of flight: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes of humanitarian crisis forcing Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea.

May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and "encourage people to get on boats".

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

Diplomatic moves start as Myanmar faces blame for migrant crisis

Malaysia says its foreign minister would meet his Indonesian and Thai counterparts to discuss the influx of boatpeople to Southeast Asia as international pressure grew for a regional solution.

May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015

US calls for regional response to migrant crisis

The United States has voiced fear for the lives of the migrants abandoned by traffickers at land and sea, calling on Southeast Asian nations to co-operate to address the crisis.

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