South China Sea

Philippines blasts Beijing’s new trespass rule in contested waters as ‘illegal’

A Philippine lawmaker urges Manila to take Beijing again to an international court over its new policy.

Pacific

New Caledonia ‘state of emergency’ after fatal third night of riots

Tensions inflamed by French government’s plans to give vote to thousands of French immigrants.

Thailand

ASEAN Special Envoy meets with Myanmar junta leader

They discussed promised election plans and the possibility of future aid.

Philippines

Philippine Senate investigates mayor suspected of China link, illegal gaming ties

“No one knows where she came from,” President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told reporters on Thursday.

South China Sea

Philippine civilian convoy claims victory in Scarborough Shoal resupply mission

Activists defied a Chinese blockade to deliver food, fuel to Filipino fishermen in the South China Sea.

Pacific

New Caledonia ‘state of emergency’ after fatal third night of riots

Tensions inflamed by French government’s plans to give vote to thousands of French immigrants.

The Trisakti Tragedy, 26 years on. Will justice be served?

Tagged leatherback turtles released into waters off Thailand

US, the Philippines and Japan forge stronger ties to counter China’s “dangerous, coercive” behavior

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