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Iran, Vietnam Reset Business Targets

24-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Financialtribune | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is looking to expand ties with Iran, especially in the banking sector, reaffirming the commitment to achieve the bilateral trade target of $2 billion set in October [...]
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Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump’s attention

22-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asia, a focus of past US presidents, has been overlooked thus far for the Trump administration, but vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Indonesia Thursday [...]
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Burma ‘yet to ask UK to arrest British murder suspect’

22-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A 26-year-old British man wanted for the murder of a compatriot in Myanmar is living freely in Scotland because the Southeast Asian nation has yet to request his arrest and [...]
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Trump to visit Philippines, Vietnam

Trump to visit Philippines, Vietnam

22-Apr-2017 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

President Trump will head to the Philippines and Vietnam in November to attend a trio of international summit meetings, vice President Pence told reporters Thursday. Speaking [...]
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Newsmagazine publisher stabbed to death in Burma

22-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Cpj.org | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Myanmar should swiftly identify and bring to justice the killer of newsmagazine publisher Wai Yan Heinn, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The [...]
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Rights groups call for release of Burma political prisoners

22-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Jurist | 6:00 AM

Advocacy groups from around the world signed a joint statement [PDF] on Thursday that called for the release of all political prisoners in Myanmar. The release of the [...]
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Burma-China crude oil pipeline starts operations

21-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Pipe Lines International | 6:00 AM

The 2,371-km long Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline has commenced operations with 140,000 tonne of crude oil delivered to the Bay of Bengal. Operations started a few hours [...]
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Vietnam and N Korea on contrasting policy planks

21-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Island | 6:00 AM

The noteworthy nature of Vietnam’s rise to relative material well being is borne by the fact that she is categorised as being among 20 countries with dynamically [...]
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Laos ‘drug kingpin’ denies Thai smuggling charges

20-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Laos national Xaysana Keopimpha faces a string of drug smuggling and possession charges in Thailand An alleged Laos drug lord linked to some of Thailand’s rich and [...]
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Australia urges China to rein in ‘reckless’ N Korea

Australia urges China to rein in ‘reckless’ N Korea

20-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

httpChina has an obligation to use its “enormous leverage” to bring nuclear-armed North Korea back from the brink, Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday, [...]
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Myanmar’s ‘Great Game’ enters volatile new phase

19-Apr-2017 Intellasia | ATimes | 6:00 AM

In late March the US naval ship Fall River?a Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport vessel?arrived at Yangon?s Thilawa Port as part of a disaster preparedness training [...]
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Myanmar keeps world guessing on refugees

19-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

The thousands uprooted by violence in Rakhine are being moved again ? but it?s not known where The international community and particularly the Association of Southeast [...]
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Feature: Myanmar ushers in New Year after water festival

19-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

A large number of Yangon residents have been crowding around pagodas since Monday morning, especially the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda, and were paying their respects to the [...]
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14 killed during Myanmar water festival

19-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Prothom-alo.com | 6:00 AM

At least 14 people have been killed and 152 others injured during this year’s Myanmar water festival in connection with criminal cases as of Saturday, an official [...]
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Rohingya Child Disappearances Spark Trafficking Fears

19-Apr-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A spate of disappearances among the children of displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh is raising fears the children have been abducted into the region?s human trafficking [...]
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