Indonesia deported three Uygurs to China following their release from prison this week, before US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit on Thursday, according to a senior Indonesian security source.The source said the action occurred “two to three days ago” – before Pompeo landed in Indonesia for a meeting with President Joko Widodo. During his […]
Mahathir Mohamad, the former prime minister of Malaysia, on Friday blasted critics whom he says misrepresented a blog post in which he wrote that “Muslims have a right to kill French people for the massacres of the past” by deliberately omitting crucial context for his remarks.The 95-year-old politician also blamed social media giants Twitter and […]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his last stop in a five-country tour of Asia to rally support from a key Indo-Pacific ally just days ahead of the US presidential election.Pompeo arrived in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Thursday for a two-day visit. On Friday, he held talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen […]
Singaporeans are increasingly feeling the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic as the city state on Friday recorded a decade-high unemployment rate among residents, advance third quarter figures from the Ministry of Manpower showed.Earlier this year, foreigners were hit harder by job losses but the figures indicate residents are no longer shielded from the impact […]
The Philippines should expect China to seize control of some of its waterways if a war breaks out between Beijing and Washington, according to former Philippine armed forces chief Emmanuel Bautista. The archipelago’s strategic location with routes linking the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean make it a “key terrain”, the retired general told an […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or took a vow against reading the news to get through 2020, it’s likely you’ve recently been bombarded by the wish lists the punditry has drawn up for a post-Donald Trump world order.For the West’s “Asia hands” – many batting for their home countries’ national interests while they […]
The eurozone economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter, but has already stalled in the face of a resurgence of coronavirus infections and tough new restrictions, leaving Europe lagging behind the U.S.