The first Plenary Session of the National Assembly (NA)’s eighth legislature was officially held in Vientiane yesterday and appointed the NA’s body and government officials to high-ranking positions. Photo: Ministry of Foreing Affairs of Lao PDR
21 April 2016
Laos' new leaders took office Tuesday, according to state media, as the secretive...
Aceh Anti-Drug Police destroy cannabis plants were found in the illegal marijuana fields at the foot of Seulawah Mountai , Aceh Besar, Sumatera , Indonesia 10 October 2013. Photo: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA
20 April 2016
A Malaysian has been arrested for trying to smuggle more than half a tonne of cannabis...
Filipino Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. (C), who is running for vice president, waves to supporters during a political campaign rally in a Muslim community in Manila, Philippines, 02 April 2016. Photo: Francis R. Malasig/EPA
19 April 2016
On the verge of securing his family's biggest victory since their humiliating downfall...
Fiery Cross Reef. Photo: CSIS/AMTI
19 April 2016
Beijing landed a military plane on a disputed South China Sea reef it has built up into...
16 April 2016
A more powerful quake hit southern Japan early Saturday, killing at least seven people,...
A handout shakemap provided by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on 14 April 2016 of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake (indicated by a star, C) detected in Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, 14 April 2016. According to initial reports by USGS, Japan was hit by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake. EPA/US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
15 April 2016
Nine people were killed after a powerful earthquake hit southern Japan, toppling homes,...
Local Thais and tourists play with water as they join the annual Songkran Festival celebration in Silom Bangkok, Thailand, 13 April 2016. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EP​A
14 April 2016
Thais and tourists took to the streets on Wednesday to drench each other in a mass water...
Myanmar migrant labourers carrying baskets of salt to load into a truck after the harvest at a salt farm in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand, 05 April 2016. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA
13 April 2016
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has exempted ...
Singaporean Ambassador to Myanmar Robert Chua at a workshop on businesses and poverty alleviation on 23 August, 2012. Photo: Mizzima
12 April 2016
Singapore and Myanmar will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations today and both countries...
A handout photo released by the US Navy shows USS Theodore Roosevelt in the background as US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flies in a V-22 Osprey after visiting the aircraft carrier with Malaysian Minister of Defense Hishammuddin Hussein (not pictured) in the South China Sea, 05 November 2015. Photo: EPA
09 April 2016
Asian countries are seeking to strengthen military ties with the United States in the...
Nguyen Xuan Phuc (C, front) takes the oath of office after being elected new Prime Minister by Vietnam's Parliament, in Hanoi, Vietnam, 07 April 2016. Photo: EPA
07 April 2016
Vietnam's new prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was formally voted in and handed a five-...
Smuggling dung beetles. Photo: EPA
05 April 2016
Dung beetles, a local delicacy in China, intercepted by Chinese border authorities in...

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