US President Biden opens a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders with a promise to spend $150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China.
Thailand hopes that the agreement facilitating the transfer of defence hardware and technology will help improve its national defence and support investment from Japan.
Authorities in Indonesia have suspended export of palm oil as the world's largest supplier of the oilseed struggles to meet its own demand.
Global consumption for use in glass, concrete and construction materials has increased three-fold over the last two decades, harming rivers and coastlines and even wiping out small islands, a UN report says.
Japan, Philippines to enhance security ties as China's clout grows in the South China Sea.
Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country won’t use its position to seek hegemony over its neighbours days after a flare-up in a maritime dispute with the Philippines.
Footage shows Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca shooting Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank at point-blank range outside their house in Paniqui after a heated confrontation.
Rights groups have criticised the move, saying it is part of the larger discrimination against the Rohingya minority Muslims in the country.
US says Chinese claims to offshore resources across most of the contentious sea are "completely unlawful". Beijing says Washington is trying to sow discord.
Wanchalearm Satsaksit was abducted from the street in front of his apartment in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh late Thursday afternoon, Human Rights Watch said, citing security video. Cambodia has denied the abduction took place.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.4 million people around the world. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 2:
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians migrated to Germany during the Syrian civil war, and many are now helping Germany overcome the deadly pandemic.
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