Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong for the first time to place the third in the rankings of Asian cities with the best quality of living, according to the latest report of the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on August 16 affirmed the need for the most populous Muslim-majority country to unite to cope with the threat of extremism and safeguard its constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China should strengthen their links in trade, investment and finance, a professor from the People’s University of China (PUC) has said.
Lao senior officials and diplomats from ASEAN nations took part in a mini-marathon at Patuxay Park in Vientiane, Laos on August 12 as part of a series of local events to mark the 50th ASEAN anniversary and the 20th year since Laos became a member of the bloc.
Russia wants to expand cooperation with Thailand, with a focus placed on people-to-people exchanges, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during his visit to Thailand on August 10.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Malaysia on August 8 and met with Prime Minister Najib Razak to discuss bilateral ties, trade, terrorism fight and international issues of mutual concern.
The 50-minute meeting took place right after the US Secretary of State landed in Kuala Lumpur airport, starting his two-day trip to Malaysia.
All the five stadiums in Malaysia selected to host the 29th Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 29) are ready for the biggest sport festival of the region, which will open on August 19.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a flag raising ceremony in Hanoi on August 8 on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 22 years of Vietnam’s membership in the association.
The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reviewed the bloc’s achievements recorded over the past 50 years and put forth major development orientations for the ASEAN Community in the time ahead.
Former Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Khmer National United Party (KNUP) Nhiek Bunchhay has been arrested for links with drug production in Kampong Speu province in 2007, according to Cambodia’s most visited newswire Fresh News on August 3.
Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop began her six-day visit to Thailand and the Philippines on August 2 to enhance the bilateral relations and promote Australia’s economic and security benefits in Southeast Asia.
Eighty students and young professionals from the ten ASEAN countries gathered at a four day workshop which opened in Hanoi on August 1 to discuss the most pressing issues facing economic growth in Southeast Asia.
Achievements made by the member states in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been nudged closer to our international friends through a contemporary art exhibition opened at the ASEAN Secretariat Headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 28.
Vietnam welcomes continued efforts of the League of Arab States to re-launch serious peace negotiations based on a two-state solution, said Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN.
A speedboat with 51 people onboard capsized off North Kalimantan province in central Indonesia on July 25, killing at least eight people, including two German tourists.
The 46th meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) opened in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on July 24, gathering over 100 delegates, leaders and officials from ASEAN tourism authorities, the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Tourism Association.
The APEC-2017 third Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM3), scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, will accelerate the implementation of the cooperation contents of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), said the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
A Bangkok court in Thailand convicted dozens on July 19 in a major human trafficking case which was uncovered in 2015, involving more than 100 defendants and a senior army officer.
Malaysia’s Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) has just busted a big transnational drug trafficking ring, the agency’s director Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said at a press conference on July 16.
The international community will face many challenges in implementing finance in the future, necessitating a solution that balances the goals of finance, integration and consumer protection, in the context of global development.
The Malaysian Government has stopped issuing work permits for people from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after the murder of a DPRK citizen at a Malaysian airport earlier this year, according to Kyodo news agency.
A protocol aiming to adjust the goods transit agreement between Vietnam and Laos has been signed, creating more favourable conditions for the transit of goods between the two countries.