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Philippines to Canada: helicopters won't be used for attacks

Feb 8, 2018

The Philippine defense chief says the military won't use 16 helicopters being bought from Canada to attack insurgents as feared by Canadian officials, who ordered a review of the multimillion-dollar deal

Thai company's defamation trial against workers begins

Feb 7, 2018

A court in Thailand has begun hearing testimony in the latest battle between a poultry producer and 14 migrant workers from Myanmar who say they were exploited

US pitches arms sales at Asia's biggest air show

Feb 7, 2018

U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia

Vietnam jails activist for livestreaming pollution march

Feb 7, 2018

A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant's spill of toxins into the ocean

Thai construction magnate arrested for hunting in sanctuary

Feb 6, 2018

Officials say the head of one of Thailand's largest construction companies has been arrested for hunting protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary and was caught with the skin of a black panther and other animals

Boeing announces over $900 million in orders at Singapore

Feb 6, 2018

Boeing has announced more than $900 million in orders at the Singapore Airshow from companies in the region and beyond

ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

Feb 6, 2018

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have renewed calls for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and affirmed the need to enhance trust to resolve the South China Sea dispute.

Malaysia, Singapore to set up trade link for stockmarkets

Feb 6, 2018

Malaysia and Singapore regulators say they will establish a link to connect their stock markets by the end of the year to cut trading costs and woo cross-border investments

Sanofi rejects Philippine plea for refund on used vaccines

Feb 5, 2018

A Sanofi Pasteur official says the French drugmaker cannot comply with a request by Philippine officials for a refund of dengue vaccines injected on more than 830,000 children because it would imply that the drug is ineffective

Indonesia police kill Papua woman, clash claim disputed

Feb 5, 2018

Indonesian paramilitary police fatally shot a 61-year-old woman in what they say was a clash between security forces and stone-throwing villagers in the troubled Papua region, but a relative of the victim has disputed their account of events