FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Hundreds of people across Southeast Asia – often children or impoverished villagers looking for scrap metal –continue to be maimed or killed every year by land mines and unexploded bombs, despite a concerted effort by governments to rid the region of the scourge.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In a refreshing departure from its usual say nothing approach to all things diplomatic, ASEAN has finally broken its silence over the self-anointed Islamic State (IS), and issued its first joint […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Typhoons in the Philippines and heavy rains that have caused major flooding in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam have failed to head south where rain is sorely needed to douse forest and […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It’s like Kickstarter or Lending Club, but with an Islamic twist. Some companies that need financing but don’t want to break the Koran’s rules against loan interest are turning to Kapital […]