Category: RegionalSubscribe via RSS Feed

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Tonga

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Tonga

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Tonga at 0640 GMT on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of damage. The [...] » More

WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia

WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | The Independent | 5:02 AM

Staffers have accused the top director of the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific of racist, unethical and abusive behavior that has undermined the UN health [...] » More

Woodside Petroleum to pull out of Burma one year on from military coup

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 5:02 AM

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has announced it is following multinational energy groups Chevron and Total in exiting Myanmar, saying it is unable to work in the [...] » More

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum pulls out of Burma projects

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is withdrawing from projects in strife-torn Myanmar, following a similar decision last week by Total and Chevron. Woodside put all its [...] » More

Cambodia PM urges Burma junta chief to allow aid, envoy visit

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen urged Myanmar’s military ruler to allow a visit by a special envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and [...] » More

Burma junta in toys-for-the-boys weaponry splurge

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 5:02 AM

Submarines would seemingly be the last type of weapon the armed forces of a nation engulfed in an entirely land-based civil war would want or need. But Myanmar’s [...] » More

US warns firms over doing business in Burma

US warns firms over doing business in Burma

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The US government warned companies Wednesday to be extremely wary of doing business in Myanmar, citing the risks of being linked to a military government involved in [...] » More

Secret health service: Burma’s military junta drives medics underground

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | TheTelegraph | 5:02 AM

One year on from its bloody military coup Myanmar is now one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a doctor or nurse. Figures released today show 286 health workers [...] » More

US warns of heightened risks associated with business in Burma

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The United States on Wednesday issued a business advisory for Myanmar, warning of heightened risks associated with doing business in the country especially when the military [...] » More

WHO staff accuse top boss of racism and abuse at Manila HQ

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Staffers have accused the top director of the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific of racist, unethical and abusive behaviour that has undermined the UN health [...] » More

UN Security Council to meet Friday over Burma crisis

UN Security Council to meet Friday over Burma crisis

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The UN Security Council will meet Friday with a minister from Asean chair Cambodia to discuss the chaotic situation in Myanmar, one year after a coup ousted leader Aung San [...] » More

Burma junta threatens pot-banging protesters with treason

Burma junta threatens pot-banging protesters with treason

27-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Myanmar demonstrators who bang pots and pans in protest at last year’s coup can be charged with high treason, the junta warned Tuesday, days ahead of the putsch’s [...] » More

Race begins to recover $100m F-35 stealth technology from the bottom of South China Sea

27-Jan-2022 Intellasia | The Independent | 5:02 AM

The US Navy has begun “making arrangements” to recover the wreckage of an F-35C Lightning II jet fighter that slammed into an aircraft carrier during a failed [...] » More

Laos government allows Chinese firm to dig rare earth minerals, locals concerned

27-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Radio Free Asia | 5:02 AM

Villagers in northeastern Laos have voiced concerns over losing their land to a Chinese firm that was recently approved by the Southeast Asian government to dig for rare [...] » More

Southeast Asia’s roads more dangerous than Covid

27-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Asia Times | 5:02 AM

“If I miss one exit, can I reverse my car on [the] expressway?” is a question posed on the new Twitter page for the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, [...] » More