South China Sea

Manila backs Senate bill to officially rename contested waters ‘West Philippine Sea’

If legislation goes through, the Philippines would join other countries with their own names for the South China Sea.

Philippines

Marcos govt says Philippines is terminating Russian helicopter deal

The move to cancel the $244 million purchase of 16 heavy-lift helicopters appears is tied to potential U.S. sanctions.

Indonesia

ASEAN aid promised in May has yet to reach Myanmar’s refugees

The bloc had agreed to deliver assistance under the supervision of the military regime.

Thailand

Thailand allows Sri Lanka’s former president into the country

Gotabaya Rajapaksa can stay without a visa for 90 days, government says.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh police: 2 Rohingya leaders were victims of ‘target killings’

The men were fatally shot after assigning volunteers to night-time patrol duties at a camp.

Philippines

Marcos govt says Philippines is terminating Russian helicopter deal

The move to cancel the $244 million purchase of 16 heavy-lift helicopters appears is tied to potential U.S. sanctions.

Fishing crisis in the Mekong River

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