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How China’s cooperation with Mekong countries can overcome a trust deficit

How China’s cooperation with Mekong countries can overcome a trust deficit

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First proposed at the 17th Asean-China Summit in 2014 by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism aims to enhance economic...
Hong Kong protests film distributor has funding cut after arts council chairman says documentary ‘beautifies riots’, but denies decision linked to national security law

Hong Kong protests film distributor has funding cut after arts council chairman says documentary...

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The city’s arts funding body is pulling its grant to the distributor of a controversial documentary featuring fierce clashes at a Hong Kong...
ASEAN urged to consider Myanmar’s expulsion over coup abuses | ASEAN News

ASEAN urged to consider Myanmar’s expulsion over coup abuses | ASEAN News

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Rights groups and activists are urging the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to deny legitimacy to Myanmar’s coup leader and even consider...
Pro-Trump congressman Matt Gaetz faces sex allegations | Donald Trump News

Pro-Trump congressman Matt Gaetz faces sex allegations | Donald Trump News

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A United States congressional ethics panel has opened an investigation into allegations Representative Matt Gaetz engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl...
‘Utmost danger’: Jordan cracks down on ‘threat to stability’ | Politics News

‘Utmost danger’: Jordan cracks down on ‘threat to stability’ | Politics News

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A Jordanian royal family member has lashed out at the ruling elite in rare criticism after several former high-level officials were arrested in what...
Brazil names new armed forces commanders amid political tensions | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil names new armed forces commanders amid political tensions | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Changes come after President Jair Bolsonaro, under pressure over COVID crisis, ordered a sweeping cabinet reshuffle.Brazil has named new commanders of its armed forces,...
Malaysia’s Umno won’t work with Muhyiddin at next election, party president says

Malaysia’s Umno won’t work with Muhyiddin at next election, party president says

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Malaysia’s biggest political party and key ruling coalition ally Umno on Sunday said it will not cooperate with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s alliance...
EU set to sanction Myanmar military officials for coup | Military News

EU set to sanction Myanmar military officials for coup | Military News

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At least 11 Myanmar officials face sanctions for coup as UN official proposes cut in military’s access to weapons and money.European Union foreign ministers...
Turkish police detain pro-Kurdish HDP officials, rights activist | Kurds News

Turkish police detain pro-Kurdish HDP officials, rights activist | Kurds News

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Move comes days after a top public prosecutor demanded the dissolution of the HDP, the third-largest party in Turkey.Turkish police have detained several officials...
US Republicans hit Biden on immigration amid new border surge | Child Rights News

US Republicans hit Biden on immigration amid new border surge | Child Rights News

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US Republicans are seizing on a surge in the number of children trying to enter the United States through the southwest border with Mexico...
Fresh anti-coup protests hit Myanmar after night of deadly raids | Military News

Fresh anti-coup protests hit Myanmar after night of deadly raids | Military News

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Activists called for more anti-coup protests in Myanmar on Saturday, the death anniversary of a student whose killing in 1988 sparked widespread protests against...
Myanmar detainees near 500 as hackers go after military websites | Military News

Myanmar detainees near 500 as hackers go after military websites | Military News

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Myanmar’s military has ordered more arrests, with nearly 500 individuals facing charges or sentenced to jail in relation to the burgeoning protests and civil...
‘Political cowardice’: US reacts to Trump impeachment acquittal | Politics News

‘Political cowardice’: US reacts to Trump impeachment acquittal | Politics News

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Democratic Party legislators and other public figures in the United States have reacted with indignation to the results of former President Donald Trump’s second...
Somali opposition leaders ‘no longer recognise president’ | Al-Shabab News

Somali opposition leaders ‘no longer recognise president’ | Al-Shabab News

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Somalia’s opposition leaders say they no longer recognise President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed after his term expired without a political agreement on a path towards...
National security law and Hong Kong’s opposition camp: down but not out, can bloc reinvent itself as a loyal Beijing critic?

National security law and Hong Kong’s opposition camp: down but not out, can bloc...

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With Beijing insisting only “patriots” can run Hong Kong, what does the future hold for the city’s fragmented opposition? In the second of...