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Indonesia: Preident Widodo’s re-election confirmed; Opposition gather in protest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month's poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent who...

Australia’s conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

Australia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative...

Scars yet to heal as Sri Lanka marks 10 years since end of civil...

Still reeling from the Easter terror attacks, Sri Lanka commemorates this weekend 10 years since the end of a bloody civil war that killed...

EU to directly penalise hackers in new cyber sanctions regime

The European Union will directly penalise computer hackers after governments agreed on Friday a new mechanism to target individuals anywhere in the world, freezing...

East Timor to become world’s first plastic-neutral nation

In a region where seas are awash with trash, East Timor is set to become the world's first country to recycle all its plastic...

US blacklists Huawei; China says strongly opposes unilateral sanctions  

China on Thursday slammed a decision by the US government to put telecom equipment giant Huawei on a blacklist and said it will take steps...

US orders non-emergency staff to leave Iraq

The US on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United...

Saudi shuts oil pipeline after drone attacks

Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels shut down one of Saudi Arabia's main oil pipelines Tuesday, further ratcheting up Gulf tensions after the...

Sri Lanka soldiers patrol areas hit by anti-Muslim violence

Sri Lankan soldiers in armoured vehicles on Tuesday patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in...

China hikes tariffs on $60 billion-worth US goods in retaliation  

China said on Monday it would impose higher tariffs on most US imports on a revised $60 billion target list, hitting back at a...