A Filipino ferryman steers his boat at a river on Christmas eve in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, 24 December 2016. The Philippines is one of the most typhoon-prone countries in the world, and over a dozen tropical storms pass through the archipelago every year bringing risks of damage and casualties. Photo: Francis R. Malasig/EPA
26 December 2016
A powerful typhoon threatened to bring heavy rains and winds to the heavily-populated...
(FILES) Photo taken on December 26, 2009 shows New People's Army (NPA) rebels making a formation during the 41st founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines at an unspecified location in the hinterlands of Surigao del Sur province, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP
22 December 2016
The president of the Philippines Wednesday declared a unilateral truce with Communist...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a press conference prior to his departure for Cambodia at the Manila International Airport in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 13 December 2016. Photo: Mark R. Cristino/EPA
21 December 2016
A provincial newspaper publisher has been murdered in the Philippines, one of the world's...
Photo: Phanida
20 December 2016
Fifteen workers-organizations in Chiang Mai and more than 170 Myanmar migrant workers...
Bangladeshi activists of Islamist political party Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) shout slogans during a rally in Dhaka on December 18, 2016, held to protest the halting of a long march towards the border with Myanmar. Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP 
19 December 2016
Police in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday stopped thousands of Islamists from...
Bags of methamphetamine pills seized by the Thai narcotic police department are seen on display before being incinerated in Ayutthaya on September 17, 2011. Photo: AFP
17 December 2016
Thai police on Friday unveiled a record half tonne seizure of crystal methamphetamine, as...
Bangali so called Rohingya women and a child sit at their makeshift house at the ThetKelPyin Muslim refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 06 August 2015. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
16 December 2016
Malaysian officials say they are prepared to talk with ...
Filipino funeral parlor wokers carry a dead body following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, Philippines, 08 December 2016. Photo: Francis R. Malasig/EPA
14 December 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he personally killed suspected criminals...
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (C) is escorted by Indonesian officers as he arrives at the Indonesian Attorney General Office in Jakarta, Indonesia, 01 December 2016. Photo: Bagus Indahono/EPA
12 December 2016
Jakarta's Christian governor will stand trial Tuesday accused of blasphemy in a high-...
Myanmar ethnic Rohingya Muslims react during a protest condemning Myanmar's government violence on Rohingya people in Rakhine State, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 04 December 2016. Photo: Fazry Ismail/EPA
08 December 2016
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin summoned Malaysian Ambassador H.E. Mohd...
Myanmar workers at One Stop Centre (HOMME) in Malaysia. Photo: OSC 
07 December 2016
Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour...
Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Photo: Muhammad Nawaz Sharif/Facebook
07 December 2016
Pakistan’s hard-line Islamic parties are piling huge pressure on Islamabad to act tough...

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