Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on February 20 expressed his hope that Israel and Palestine could re-start direct talks and create progress to achieve a suitable and sustainable solution for their prolonged conflict.
The Philippine army will establish a battalion-sized task force to help the government’s anti-narcotics agencies track down high-level targets in the war on drugs launched by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Indonesia and African nations have developed cooperation since the “Bandung Declaration” in the Asia-Africa Cooperation in 1995, said the country’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on February 19.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will review the order to close more than half of the country’s nickel mines for environment impacts, following an outcry from affected producers, Singapore’s Channel News Asia online newspaper reported on February 18.
The 11th elephant festival took place in Laos’s northwestern province of Sayabouly on February 18.
Indonesia and Sweden have agreed to boost their cooperation in renewable energy to generate more clean electricity.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on February 18 ordered the military and police to continuously contain the threat of the self-claimed Islamic State (IS) in the country.
Thai police have seized a total of 7.4 million speed pills and 20 kilograms of crystalline methamphetamine (ice) in the northern province of Lambang in the last two days.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) of Singapore has forecasted that the country’s economy will expand by between 1-3 percent in 2017 following a growth rate of 2 percent last year.
Five people were killed and 15 others wounded in a series of attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) in southern Philippines on February 16, said the Philippine army on February 17.
More than 170 domestic and international reporters have registered to report news at SOM 1 and related meetings scheduled for February 18-March 3 in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province.
Singapore’s non-oil domestic export reached higher – than – expected 8.6 percent in January, becoming the third straight expanding month since last November, said the International Enterprise (IE).
Russia has offered the Philippines access to an intelligence database to help it fight crime and train elite forces to protect President Rodrigo Duterte.
Cambodia is predicted to sustain the 7-percent growth rate it achieved last year in 2017 and 2018, thanks to the development of tourism, construction and garment export.
The regional head election in Jakarta on February 15 ran smoothly without any disturbance, an Indonesian police has said.
Thai police and soldiers on February 15 began surrounding the Wat Phra Dhammakaya Temple of Dhammakaya after authorities issued an arrest warrant for its chief, Phra Dhammajayo, for money laundering.
Myanmar has reopened the border gate Number 1 with Bangladesh, which was temporarily closed following attacks on three border posts in October 2016, the country’s State Counsellor’s Office said on February 16.
Thai Minister of Commerce Aphiradee Tantraporn is confident that the Thai economy will continue its growth from last year and end this year up by 3-4 percent.