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Watch out Thailand, here comes Vietnam

"Vietnam is poised to take advantage of the next wave of digital technologies such as blockchain, AI (artificial intelligence), internet…

17 hours ago

Chinese, Taiwanese and Singaporeans dominate Asia’s cruise market

Chinese travellers continue to dominate Asia’s passenger cruise market, but Taiwanese and Singaporeans aren't far behind. This according to the…

18 hours ago

Second night of violence over election results – Jakarta

Indonesian police have again fired water cannon and rubber bullets at protesters who were setting fires and trying to breach…

2 days ago

Dozens of Rohingya saved from being trafficked to Malaysia

PHOTO: Desperate Rohingyas try to flee Bangladesh on flimsy rafts - UNHCR Bangladeshi police say that they've stopped dozens of…

1 week ago

Now you can ‘Grab’ a hotel as well

If you've used Grab you'll realise what a big announcement this is. It immerses yet another service within their intuitive…

2 weeks ago

Urgent meetings to consider impact of US-China trade war on Thai exports

The Thai government is reacting quickly to perceived threats to the Thai export business by the ongoing US-China trade wars…

2 weeks ago

33 injured after Biman Air flight skids off Yangon Airport runway

A Biman Air aircraft has skidded off the runway in Yangon, Myanmar and broken into pieces. The Biman Airlines flight…

2 weeks ago

Vietjet reports strong revenue for Q1 2019

Vietjet has reported revenue is up by nearly 28% during the first quarter of 2019. In its Q1 (first quarter)…

2 weeks ago

Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty

Brunei's sultan now says that death by stoning for gay sex and adultery will not be enforced after a global…

3 weeks ago

The Korean Wave – a tsunami of cultural opportunity for ASEAN

BTS, Blackpink, ASEAN, K-Pop by The Star Online - Asia News Network TV drama, pop music, culture, food. The 'Korean…

3 weeks ago

Kata Rocks launches new partnership with Singapore Yacht Show

The Singapore Yacht Show 2019, was held between April 11 to 14 2019 for its 9th year, at the prestigious…

4 weeks ago

Thai baht lowest since January

The Thai baht has been Asia’s best-performing currency during Q1, 2019. But things appear to be losing momentum as the…

4 weeks ago

Sri Lankan death toll revised down

The Sri Lankan Health Ministry has revised down the death toll from last Sunday's deadly terror attacks on churches and…

4 weeks ago

Bangkok-based Filipino visa service provider arrested over alleged fraud

PHOTO: (left to right) Emily Fontanilla Fabe, Ronygene Esmeralda Atregenio & Ernest Rey Basilio Salarza  The administrator of a Facebook…

1 month ago

Sri Lanka attacks ‘retaliation for Christchurch’ – Government minister

The Islamist suicide bombings that killed 321 people, and injured many others in Sri Lanka at the weekend, are believed…

1 month ago

LATEST: Sri Lanka bombings

A wave of explosions rocked Sri Lanka up-scale hotels and churches on Easter Sunday around the capital Colombo. This is…

1 month ago

Mitsubishi testing their new regional jet

PHOTO: The Japan Times Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' new 88-passenger Mitsubishi Regional Jet is testing the skies just as rivals Embraer and Bombardier…

1 month ago

Opening of a rail service between Thailand and Cambodia in Sa Kaew

The Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is leading a delegation to officiate at the opening of a new rail service between…

1 month ago

Sea turtle returns to its nesting place – it’s now an airport!

by Philippine Daily Inquirer - Asia News Network Green sea turtles are among just a select few animals that take a…

1 month ago

East Sulawesi rocked by 6.8 magnitude tremor – tsunami warning

A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled eastern Indonesia yesterday triggering a tsunami warning, soon retracted, sending panicked residents fleeing to…

1 month ago