- Divorce Is Prohibited In The Philippines, But Moves Are Underway To Legalize It
The Philippines is one of only two countries where divorce remains illegal. But a new bill permitting it has passed the House. A recent survey found 53 percent of Filipinos favor allowing divorce.
Michael Sullivan. NPR. Wed, 23 May 2018 13:49:01 -0400.
- Nun fights Philippines deportation order
An Australian missionary nun who has had her appeal against deportation from the Philippines denied will take her case to the Department of Justice in ...
Daily Mail. Wed, 23 May 2018 18:37:57 +0100.
- China signals to state giants: 'Buy American' oil and grains
SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - China will import record volumes of U.S. oil and is likely to ship more U.S. ...
Reuters. Wed, 23 May 2018 13:31:54 -0400.
- Malaysia says search for MH370 to end next week
Malaysia's transport minister says the search by a private U.S. company for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will end next Tuesday
ABC News. Wed, 23 May 2018 08:17:05 -0400.
- MH370: 'Unlikely' Malaysia Airlines pilot was conscious at moment plane crashed into ocean, says investigator
Peter Foley refuses to rule out carefully planned murder-suicide mission by captain
Tom Embury-dennis. The Independent. Wed, 23 May 2018 11:43:00 +0000.
- BanSar Provides One Day Quick Customs Clearance in the Philippines to Help Importers
SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BanSar, the leading freight forwarder in China, today begun to offer quick customs clearance in the Philippines.
Business Wire. Wed, 23 May 2018 07:53:00 UTC.
- Cannes 2018: The Asian Celebs & Designers Who Captured The Red Carpet Spotlight
From India, Thailand, China and Hong Kong, this year's Cannes Film Festival saw Asian celebrities come out in full force wearing outfits from Asian designers. Here are just some of those who stood out.
By Tarandip Kaur, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00:00 -0400.
- Rohingya Insurgents Massacred Hindu Civilians in Myanmar, Amnesty International Reports
Amnesty International demands accountability for the insurgents' crimes as well as for the military-perpetrated atrocities
Yahoo. Tue, 22 May 2018 23:54:57 -0400.
- Ex-Malaysian PM Najib's white MPV among three-car convoy leaving Taman Duta home
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It is a quiet Wednesday (May 23) morning at Langgak Duta as only a handful of reporters are still camped out in front of the residence of former Malaysia's prime minister Najib Razak.
Straits Times. Wed, 23 May 2018 11:22:57 +0800.
- Announcement of the MVP Launch of THEKEY
SINGAPORE, May 22, 2018 -- THEKEY has achieved substantial development in the MVP. On May 14th, at Consensus 2018, Ken Huang, President of THEKEY, announced this breaking news. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 22 May 2018 22:00:00 EDT.
- Saab secures FMS deal to supply Sea Giraffe AMB radar to Philippines
Saab Defense and Security USA has been contracted by the US Naval Sea Systems Command to supply two Sea Giraffe AMB G-band shipborne radar systems for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case between the US government and the Philippines. ...
Richard Scott, London. Janes 360. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT.
- Follow the ETF Route to Tap Vietnam's Record Growth in Q1
With a strong Q1 performance will investors' focus shift to Vietnam ETF?
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 22 May 2018 21:53:00 GMT.
- Rohingya 'carried out massacre of Hindus in Myanmar'
Myanmar's army was not the only group that slaughtered civilians in the country, Amnesty International has concluded.
Sky News. Tue, 22 May 2018 21:01:00 +0100.
- Amnesty: Rohingya fighters killed scores of Hindus in Myanmar
Rights group says Rohingya rebels killed as many as 99 Hindu villagers in one day in August last year.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 22 May 2018 19:37:05 GMT.
- Trump says North Korea summit might not happen on June 12
U.S. President Donald Trump says the planned Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un may not work out for June 12 and is suggesting it could be delayed.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 22 May 2018 12:56:17 EDT.
- Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty
Militants in Myanmar killed dozens of Hindus during attacks last August, says Amnesty International.
BBC News. Tue, 22 May 2018 16:46:34 GMT.
- Philippines President Duterte tells drug suspects: 'Want to live longer? Stay in jail'
The Philippines' president told drug suspects to look for a way to get arrested and then stay in jail if they want to live longer, in his latest threat in his bloody anti-drug crackdown.
Kathleen Joyce. Fox News. Tue, 22 May 2018 16:45:00 GMT.
- Advance genetics study identifies virulent strain of TB
A virulent strain of tuberculosis (TB) has adapted to transmit among young adults in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Science Daily. Tue, 22 May 2018 11:45:56 EDT.
- MH370 search director disagrees with pilot ditch theory
The director of a seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Tuesday disagreed with a new book's conclusion that the pilot likely flew the plane beyond the search area to deliberately sink it in unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 22 May 2018 07:39:07 -0400.
- Frasers Hospitality to Almost Double Footprint in China as it Maintains Strong Growth Momentum
Singapore -- Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, announced today the grand opening of Fraser Suites Dalian, arriving hot on the heels of four properties that opened in Changsha, Tianjin and Shenzhen last year. ...
Hsyndicate. Tue, 22 May 2018 13:01:58 +0200.
The nations of Southeast Asia include the mainland nations of Cambodia,
Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the island nations
of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and
Timor-Leste. Browse the national government websites listed below
for additional news and information about the Southeast Asian countries.
The State of Brunei's
capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan, and its national currency
is the Brunei Dollar. The primary languages used in Brunei
are Malay and English, and the country's estimated population in 2007
The State of Cambodia's
capital city is Phnom Penh, and its currency
is the Riel. Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, and in
2007, the nation's estimated population was 13,996,000.
The Republic of Indonesia's capital city is Jakarta, and its currency
is the Rupiah. Bahasa Indonesia is the country's official language,
and Indonesia's estimated population in 2007 was 234,694,000.
The Lao People's Democratic Republic's capital city is Vientiane, and
its currency is the Kip. The official language of Laos is Lao,
and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 6,522,000.
Malaysia's capital city is Kuala Lumpur,
and its currency is the Malaysian Dollar. Bahasa Malaysia is the
country's primary language, and in 2007, Malaysia's estimated population
The Union of Myanmar
is also known as Burma. Myanmar's capital city is Rangoon, and
its currency is the Kyat. Burmese is the nation's primary language,
and in 2007, Myanmar's estimated population was 47,374,000.
The Republic of the Philippines'
capital city is Manila, and its currency is the Philippine Peso.
The country's primary languages are Filipino and English, and in 2007,
the estimated population of the Philippines was 91,077,000.
The Republic of Singapore's capital city
is Singapura, and its currency is the Singapore Dollar. Chinese and
English are the most widely used languages in Singapore, and in 2007, the
Republic's estimated population was 4,553,000.
The Kingdom of Thailand's
capital city is Bangkok, and its currency is the Baht. Thai is the
official language of Thailand, whose estimated population was 65,068,000
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste's capital city is Dili, and its
currency is the US Dollar. Portuguese and Tetum are the primary
languages used in Timor-Leste, whose estimated population in 2007
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam's capital city is Hanoi, and its
currency is the Dong. The primary language of Vietnam is
Vietnamese, and in 2007, the country's estimated population