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Southeast Asian pirates on the prowl once again

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:39

A spate of daring high-seas attacks off Southeast Asia is stoking fears that its vital shipping lanes could once again become a hotspot for piracy unless regional powers act fast.

Eleven killed in northern Kenya ethnic clashes

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 14:47

At least 11 people have been killed and several others wounded in fighting between rival clans in Wajir in Kenya`s remote northeast, police said Friday.

Sequoia Capital says raises $530 million India-focused fund

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:04

Sequoia Capital, best known for its early-stage investments in companies such as Google Inc , has raised $530 million for its fourth India-focused fund, the U.S. venture capital fund said in a statement on Friday.

Crisis-hit Thai economy shrinks 0.6% in Q1: govt

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 13:37

Thailand`s economy shrunk 0.6 percent year on year in January-March, data showed Monday, as the kingdom`s festering political crisis battered consumer confidence and frightened off tourists.

Indonesia hosts conference on n-test ban

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:12

A two-day conference on nuclear test ban for Southeast Asia and Pacific Far East regions commenced Monday in Indonesia, attracting 50 experts from 21 countries.

SE Asia palm oil problems could hit consumers worldwide

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 16:10

Southeast Asia`s booming palm oil industry is facing a double blow from a recent drought and a possible El Nino weather phenomenon later this year, with analysts warning a production shortfall could spark a jump in consumer goods prices.

ASEAN expresses `serious concerns` over China sea spats

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 01:15

Southeast Asia`s regional bloc voiced alarm on Saturday over escalating tensions in the South China Sea after members Vietnam and Philippines squared off against Beijing in the disputed waters.

Myanmar hosts summit of South-east Asian leaders

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 01:07

Myanmar hopes its first-ever hosting of a summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday will help showcase progress made since the country emerged from a half-century of military rule.

Malaysia investigates suspected Somali militant activity

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 14:56

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.

Barack Obama to court Southeast Asia from Malaysia

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 06:17

US President Barack Obama will renew his courtship of Southeast Asia on Sunday, launching a grass roots effort to inspire the region`s next generation of leaders in the virtues of democracy.

Brunei detains Indonesian on terror suspicions: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 11:52

Brunei authorities have detained an Indonesian national with links to Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) for alleged "terrorist-related activities" in the oil-rich sultanate, a media report said Thursday.

Protest in Malaysia after government suspends magazine

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 16:00

Dozens of journalists protested Saturday in Malaysia against the suspension of a weekly magazine, urging the Southeast Asian nation to allow greater press freedom.