The decision comes at an emergency meeting of the foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ahead of its three-day summit from October 26.
Myanmar’s military leaders barred ASEAN special envoy Erywan Yusof from meeting deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, prompting some bloc members to threaten to block junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from a summit.
Two warplanes "launched an air strike and aerial gunfire" followed by rockets from helicopters, says governor of Thailand's Mae Hong Son province, which borders Myanmar's Karen state, marking a second day of assault.
The deal, expected to be signed on the sidelines of a mostly online ASEAN summit in Hanoi, will take years to complete but will progressively lower tariffs across many areas and could become the world’s biggest trade agreement.
The US president's absence from the meetings left plenty of room for China and other regional powers to raise their own profiles.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha ordered an immediate investigation after several small bombs believed to be "ping-pong bombs" went off across Bangkok, which is currently hosting the regional summit.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey will send a 10-member delegation to China's northwestern East Turkistan region after discussing the situation of Uighur Turks with his Chinese counterpart.
Pressing regional concerns, including the Korean peninsula and China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, on the agenda.
Malaysia FM Saifuddin Bin Abdullah says perpetrators of violence against Myanmar's minority must "be brought to justice," in talks with members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered in Thailand conference.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warns of threats to regional economic growth, citing recent trade tensions between the US and China.
President Duterte takes a swipe at US over its retreat from TPP and pledges his backing for China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
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