Japan Lays Groundwork for Free Education Policy to Help Economy

Eleven Philippine legislators who voted against a bill to re-introduce capital punishment lost key posts in the country's Congress on Wednesday (15/03), in an apparent follow through of a threat by the house speaker to purge obstacles to the draft.

15 March 2017 | 09:00 PM


IMF Sees Thai Economic Recovery Advancing at Moderate Pace

Thailand's economic recovery is expected to advance at a moderate pace in the near and medium term, according to the IMF.

15 March 2017 | 08:30 PM


Grab, Uber's Southeast Asia Rival, to Add Two R&D Centres and 800 Developers

Ride-hailing firm Grab, the main rival of Uber Technologies Inc in Southeast Asia, on Wednesday (15/03) announced two new research and development (R&D) centers and said it planned to add 800 developers over the coming two years.

15 March 2017 | 08:20 PM


Indonesia Welcomes Back All England Champions

Indonesia's latest All England champions, men's doubles pair Kevin Sukamuljo and Marcus Gideon, arrived back in Indonesia to rapturous applause.

15 March 2017 | 08:07 PM


China's Shanxi Province Launches Crackdown on Illegal Coal Mines

China's Shanxi province has launched a new campaign against illegal coal mining.

15 March 2017 | 08:00 PM


AFC Set June Date for North Korea Versus Malaysia Tie

The Asian Cup qualifier between Malaysia and North Korea has been rescheduled to June 8.

15 March 2017 | 07:57 PM


New F1 Cars Give Drivers an Appetite for Success

Carlos Sainz is a happy eater again and the Spanish Formula One driver's mother is delighted.

15 March 2017 | 07:11 PM


Indonesia Tobacco Bill Would Fire up Output Despite Health Fears

Indonesia's parliament has proposed a draft law that could lead to a sharp increase in tobacco output in a country that is already a top producer with one of the heaviest rates of smoking in the world.

15 March 2017 | 06:48 PM


Agus-Sylviana's Volunteers Support Ahok-Djarot

Volunteers of losing pair, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and Sylviana Murni, have declared their support for incumbent pair, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Saiful Hidayat.

15 March 2017 | 06:34 PM


Malaysia Says DNA Sample Confirms Kim Jong-nam's Identity

Malaysia has confirmed the identity of Kim Jong-nam's body based on a DNA sample taken from one of his children,the deputy prime minister said on Wednesday.

15 March 2017 | 06:30 PM