The Philippine Navy will send a military transport ship to participate in the upcoming ASEAN-China maritime military exercises, a navy spokesman said on October 16.

ASEAN’s centre aids Indonesia’s twin-disaster victims

The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) was one of the first organisations that worked with the Indonesian Government to support local people and ease impacts of recent natural disasters.

China part of cross-river railway bridge to Russia completed

The main body of the Chinese part of the first cross-river railway bridge connecting with Russia was completed Saturday (October 13), the construction contractor said.

Second Forum of Entities Associated with ASEAN convenes in Indonesia

Over 80 participants from 40 entities gathered at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 15 for the 2nd Forum of Entities Associated with ASEAN.

CLMVT countries to strengthen transport connectivity

CLMVT countries comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam as well as Thailand are seeking to strengthen transport connectivity among them, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday, October 11.

Suicide bomber kills eight at Afghan election rally, including candidate

A suicide bomber killed eight people in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Tuesday (October 9), including a candidate in upcoming parliamentary elections, the latest in a series of deadly attacks targeting the vote, officials said.

Mekong-Japan cooperation lifted to strategic partnership

Leaders of the Mekong subregion countries and Japan decided to lift the two sides’ cooperation to a strategic partnership at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting in Tokyo on October 9.

Russians won''t face restricted use of US dollar: finance minister

Russia's de-dollarization plan for its economy does not mean restricted use for Russians of the US dollar, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told Russia's Rossiya-1 TV channel on October 7.

WB forecasts Cambodia’s 2018 economic growth at 7 percent

The Cambodian economy is expected to expand 7 percent in 2018, compared to 6.9 percent last year, underpinned by external demand and upbeat investor sentiment, a new World Bank (WB) report said on October 4.

India, Russia set to widen bilateral energy cooperation

India and Russia on October 5 resolved to further widen their energy cooperation.

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Two scientists shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Committee announced in Stockholm on October 1.

UN says over 190,000 need humanitarian aids after quakes, tsunami in Indonesia

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said on October 1 that a total of 191,000 people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance after multiple quakes and an ensuing tsunami devastated Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province.

Death toll from Indonesia''s quakes, tsunami soars to over 1,200

Death toll of earthquakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi province of central Indonesia has climbed to 1,203 on Monday (October 1).

Indonesia searches for survivors after powerful quake, tsunami

More than 400 people were confirmed killed, many swept away as tsunami waves triggered by a massive earthquake crashed into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and authorities expected the toll to rise sharply on September 30 as news arrives from remote areas.

Venezuela''s Maduro says willing to meet with Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on September 26 that he is willing to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump.

Russian lower house passes softened pension bill in key 2nd reading

The Russian State Duma, or lower parliament house, passed a softened version of a bill on raising the retirement age Wednesday (September 26) in the second and most important reading.

Malaysian economy growth to moderate from November to January next year: data

The Malaysian economy is expected to continue growing at a slow rate between November 2018 to January 2019, according to data released on September 24.

Filipinos support Duterte’s war on drugs

Despite worldwide criticism, a majority of the Philippine people remained satisfied with the campaign against illegal drugs initiated by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the second-quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Indonesia begins presidential election campaign

Indonesia on September 23 kicked off campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election, scheduled for April 2019.

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak charged with money laundering, power abuse

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged on September 20 with money laundering and abuse of power in connection to the case of the state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

European Council president Tusk plans to call Brexit summit in November

European Council President Donald Tusk on September 19 said he would call a special Brexit summit to reach a deal with Britain.

Israeli missile attack on Syria''s Latakia lasts for over 1 hour

Syria's air defenses were triggered Monday (September 17) evening by an Israeli missile attack on the coastal city of Latakia, which lasted for an hour and a half, state TV reported.

Top DPRK leader Kim greets RoK's Moon at airport

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday (September 18) morning and was received with a grand welcome ceremony led by Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

China issues red alert for super typhoon Mangkhut

China's national observatory on Saturday (September 15) issued a red alert for super typhoon Mangkhut, the highest level of warning.

Two Koreas to hold working-level military talks on Sept. 13

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold the working-level talks on military affairs later this week, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Tuesday (September 11).