UN wants strong action against Myanmar’s military

Myanmar's military commanders should be financially "isolated" and brought to trial to face charges of war crimes and genocide against the Rohingya minority, United Nations (UN) investigators said Tuesday.

The UN fact-finding mission on the situation in Myanmar called on the international community to cut off all financial and other support to the country's military.

15 May 2019

Hundreds of students flee violence in Papua

Hundreds of students have fled fighting in Indonesia's restive Papua province, a local NGO said, amid unconfirmed reports of violent military reprisals after a massacre of civilian workers by separatist rebels.

21 February 2019

UN: Myanmar army brutality 'hard to fathom'

Myanmar's army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, United Nations (UN) investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and top generals to be prosecuted for genocide.

19 September 2018

Mattis warns China over South China Sea moves

United States (US) Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the world would have to deal with China’s militarisation of the South China Sea for now, but that Beijing would face “larger consequences” in the long term that could persuade it to change track.

3 June 2018

China bolsters presence in South China Sea

During the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in November, Philippine President and ASEAN chair, Rodrigo Duterte announced that China has agreed to a binding Code of Conduct – building upon the previous non-binding Declaration of Con

26 December 2017

Marawi war victims a long way from home

Cradling her baby in a muddy tent camp, Jamalia Pindaton has no idea if she can return home to Marawi in the southern Philippines after the end of a five-month war launched by Islamic State supporters.

27 October 2017

Australia to train Philippines in urban warfare

Australia will train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat the spread of the Islamic extremism after months of fierce fighting against militants in the country's south, it was announced Tuesday.

24 October 2017