PUTRAJAYA (Channel News Asia) - Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to overcome differences that have soured relations recently.
PHNOM PENH (Channel News Asia) - Cambodia's battle against AIDS and HIV infection has hit the road.
RIZAL (Channel News Asia) - Although it has been a month since Typhoons Ketsana and Parma struck the northern part of the Philippines, millions are still struggling to live in flooded communities and regain their livelihood.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday urged Sri Lanka to thoroughly investigate allegations of war crimes during the final months of its civil war, issuing a report detailing possible atrocities committed by both sides in the conflict.
THAILAND (Channel News Asia) - In Thailand's deep south, an insurgency has claimed over 3,500 lives in the past five years.
MANILA: More women in the Philippines are taking on jobs in areas traditionally dominated by men.
BANGKOK: Economic woes are nothing new to Thailand, where growth was already slowing prior to the global economic crisis. But a new study has shown that the Kingdom's poor, who make up a third of the population, may now be more vulnerable than before.
JAKARTA: Indonesia has proposed the formation of an Islamic global fund to help the least developed Muslim countries weather the global financial crisis.
BANGKOK : Independent observers are claiming that victims of Cyclone Nargis have suffered human rights abuse at the hands of the Myanmar government.
MANILA: Overseas demand for Filipino workers appears to be strong, despite the global financial crisis. Officials say there are 400,000 jobs in various countries, waiting to be filled by Filipinos.
BANGKOK: UNAIDS, the joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS said police, with the right education, can play a pivotal role in helping to stop the spread of the disease in Asia.
JAKARTA : The political temperature in Indonesia is rising just two months before the country's parliamentary elections.
KUALA LUMPUR (Channel News Asia): Malaysia is urging the United Nations to convene an emergency session on Gaza. The Prime Minister said that the UN has a moral duty to end the violence.
MANILA (Channel News Asia): Philippine President Gloria Arroyo is to offer a "New Deal" style emergency work programme for the country's poor to help tide them over as the economy slows, her chief aide said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Channel News Asia) US missile strikes are continuing in border regions close to Pakistan, despite the military there saying they will shoot back at foreign forces.
KUALA LUMPUR (Channel News Asia) Malaysia's armed forces chief has voiced concerns about rising racial tensions in the country.
BANGKOK (Channel News Asia) The use of synthetic drugs is worsening in East and Southeast Asia, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC).