DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The nervousness stems from the fact that foreigners were targeted in the attack, says a professor.


BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The Japanese fugitive on the run for nearly a decade was wanted for a multi-million dollar stock fraud case in his home country.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – From winning the crown to hosting the actual pageant—the Philippines will be the venue of the next Miss Universe competition which will be held early January. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - For columnist Peter Wallace, the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte can be summarised in four words: there will be action. 

CILACAP (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Seventeen ambulances have been prepared prior to the executions of 14 drug inmates.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Recognising that other countries like the Philippines have been ahead of the United States when it comes to electing female heads of states, Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party.  

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Wednesday's Cabinet shake-up shows that President Joko Widodo himself owns the real power and he makes sure that no other potential threat is on his horizon.

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JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - President Joko Widodo has high hopes that his new Cabinet members will work as a solid team. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - A survey shows Jakarta Governor Ahok remains the strongest candidate for next year's gubernatorial election with 35 per cent of respondents saying they will vote for him.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Amid reports that the Philippines agreed not to mention the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea dispute in the Asean joint communiqué, the country’s Foreign Affairs chief said he pushed for it vigorously. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Ultimately, human rights are derived from our conviction about what a human life is, and what is not. Such a conviction is not merely intellectual. It involves our whole being.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Despite being an approved legislation, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act remains stalled in the Philippines, the biggest Catholic nation in Asia, which also happens to have the highest case of teenage pregnancy in the entire continent. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - China is the leading investor in Nepal.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal earthquake victims languish in their tents while relief materials rot in warehouses.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Absorbing migrant workers in post-disaster reconstruction can actually be a good thing.

KUCHING (The Star/ANN) - IS detainees are isolated from the others at the prisons.