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Arms sales

Japan Boosting Arms Sales to Southeast Asian Nations as Part of Anti-China Strategy

"Ensuring safety of navigation and flight contributes to the peace and prosperity of Japan and international society."

Honda and Alphabet are reportedly in talks to collaboratively develop autonomous cars.

Grab Scores Major Investment Deal With Honda

Japanese auto giant Honda recently announced that it is investing in Grab, the ride-sharing service widely held as Southeast Asia’s answer to Uber. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. However, many industry analysts said that it is part of Honda’s strategy to broaden its market into the growing ride-sharing industry.

Tayan Kasih bridge, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Govt Opens China-Built Bridge in Indonesia

Indonesians witnessed the opening of the Tayan Kasih Bridge, built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on March 22, 2016. Stretching over 1.4 kilometers, the mammoth structure constitutes Kalimantan's longest bridge and the second-longest in Indonesia after the Suramadu Bridge in Surabaya, East Java.

Chinese Premier Addresses Southeast Asian leaders meet.

China Hosts Regional Meeting, Announces $11.5 Billion Loan to Neighbors

The first Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders' Meeting "Shared River, Shared Future" started off on a hopeful note on March 23 at Sanya in China's Hainan province.

ISIS Fighters

ISIS Ideology Attracts Islamist Groups in South East Asia, Singapore's Defense Minister Says

Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen has warned that the return of the Islamic State fighters is a "clear and present danger" to south-east Asian countries. Following the terror attacks in Paris, authorities in Asian countries have highlighted the threat that the region is under from battle-hardened locals in the Middle East, who could return to their home countries to plot terror attacks

China Outranks Japan as Asia's Leading High-Tech Exporter, ADB says

China Outranks Japan as Asia's Leading High-Tech Exporter, ADB says

According to the 2015 Asian Economic Integration report released on Tuesday by Asian Development Bank (ADB), China has ended Japan's prominence in exporting Asia's high-technology.

ISIS

ISIS Looks to Recruit More Fighters From Southeast Asia

In a bid to wreak more havoc around the world, ISIS may be looking for more fighters in Southeast Asia.

Fossils of Dog-Sized Rat Species Seen in Southeast Asia

Fossils of Dog-Sized Rat Species Found in Southeast Asia

Fossils of seven giant rat species on East Timor were discovered with 10 times the size of modern rats.

Xi-Jinping

President Xi Jinping Embarks on Five-Day Asian Journey

Chinese President Xi Jinping starts his five-day Asian journey in a bid to improve bilateral relations with several nations.

Rohingya migrants

A Thousand Survivors of Violence, Hunger at Sea, Land in Southeast Asia: A ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

There are reportedly more than 1,000 migrants who are running away from persecution in Myanmar and hunger in Bangladesh. The weak and dehydrated migrants who landed in Southeast Asia's different places suffered from extortion, killings and starvation during the fleeing at sea.

Rohingya Migrants

Myanmar Faces Blame; Pressure Over Southeast Asia ‘Boat People’ Crisis

Malaysia called the attention of Myanmar to stop the mass departure and exodus from its shores as numerous Rohingya migrants adrift in the unsafe boats in the Andaman Sea, on Sunday.

Rising Maritime Superpower

China’s Colossal Coast Guard Cutters Seen to Rule High Seas

China's upcoming super-endurance Coast Guard cutters, which weigh beyond 10,000 tons, may yet be the latest and clearest sign of Beijing's rising maritime power in the pursuit of extra-territorial goals, according to security analysts.

Joko Widodo

Widodo Tells Abbott To Keep Lines of Communication Open

Indonesian President Joko Widodo told Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to keep the lines of communication open when the two met Monday night during Widodo's inauguration as Indonesia's seventh president after the country's declaration of independence.

Myanmar President Thein Sein at a launching ceremony for a rural development and social economy improvement program in Yangon, June 2, 2013.

U.S. Calls For Unconditional Release Of Myanmar Political Prisoners

The United States has called for the full release of all of Myanmar's political prisoners after President Thein Sein granted amnesty to some 3,073 people on Tuesday as part of reforms since the country's liberation from military rule in 2011.

Abu Sayaff Threatens To Kill German Hostage, Daesh Broadens Influence In Asia

The Abu Sayyaf, a Philippine militant group, has threatened to execute a German hostage unless Berlin pulls out from the U.S.-led air strikes against the Islamic State, in a move that underscores the growing influence of the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, in Southeast Asia.

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