Flash floods and mudslides have killed at least 53 people in the central and southern Philippines, the national disaster agency said on Wednesday, after days of heavy rains that have also hit neighbouring Southeast Asian countries.
The year 2014 turned out to be a turbulent one for Southeast Asia with two plane tragedies and a coup hitting global headlines, even as India's ties with the key region gained momentum with the new Indian government turning the 'Look East' policy into an 'Act East' strategy.
A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber`s biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment - even when they go to the bathroom.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has completed preliminary work to upgrade Agartala airport as an international airport to boost the region's connectivity with southeast Asia, an official said here Monday.
Indonesia`s economy grew at its slowest pace for five years in the third quarter, official data showed Wednesday, underlining the challenge for new President Joko Widodo to get Southeast Asia`s top economy back on track.
A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage in a show of solidarity with Islamic State is the latest sign that the Middle East group`s brand of radicalism is winning recruits in Asia and posing a growing security risk in the region.
India`s Look East Policy, in which Myanmar plays a key role as the route for major connectivity between India`s landlocked Northeast and Southeast Asia, needs to rise above "mere academic talk" to show "more concrete action", experts said.
Malaysian police are investigating whether al Qaeda linked Somali rebels were seeking to set up a base in the Southeast Asian country after a suspected insurgent was arrested, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday.