BANGKOK (ANN) - Given the issues the region is facing, observers say that the US needs to have a regional and multilateral coordinated policy.


SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - In an interview with The Straits Times, Dr Evan Medeiros urges countries in the region to have patience, not overreact and keep engaging with the Trump administration. 

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Family members of Chinese passengers met a representative of Malaysia Airlines to express their unhappiness and demand further actions. 

BANGKOK (ANN) - Given the issues the region is facing, observers say that the US needs to have a regional and multilateral coordinated policy.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Countries must start thinking outside the trade-bloc box if they want prosperous relations with new deal-making presidency.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung Group de facto leader Lee Jae-yong is the first head of the conglomerate to have faced an arrest warrant request. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - While a record 24 million-plus foreign tourists came to Japan last year, spending per person dropped sharply in 2016, according to the Japan Tourism Agency.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The flashfloods in central and southern Philippines have left 11 people, including eight children, dead and thousands stranded. 

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - There is a risk of dysfunction internally and between US and foreign agencies too. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ high court did not respond to the threat of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law if the drug problem turns virulent, even as his allies sought to downplay his latest pronouncement. 

TAIPEI (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Fears that allies would ditch Taiwan ease as island's leader gets warm welcome. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan News talks to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy talks about her vision of the US-Japan partnership as President-elect Donald Trump takes his oath on Friday.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Of 131 European executives polled, 60 pe rcent said business in Korea has become more difficult by ongoing political scandals, compared to 52 per cent in 2014 and 2015.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Concerns about fate of US' pivot under its new president loomed large in Japanese PM's trip.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - The Taiwan military simulated an invasion by the People’s Liberation Army, days after China’s sole aircraft carrier completed its first circumnavigation of Taiwan.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan’s government denied allegations that it had covered the costs of President Tsai Ing-wen’s high-profile welcome during her stopover last week in San Francisco, where she was escorted by police on Harley Davidson motorcycles.