Asia

Photo Diary: Visiting Bangkok's Grand Palace and Wat Po

Chaotic, colourful, golden: these are three words I’d use to describe Thailand, especially its dynamic capital Bangkok.<p>My last trip to Thailand, and …

Thailand

Philippine Drug War: President Duterte’s Crackdown Marks a Year

MANILA — Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and surveys show Filipinos are as anxious as ever about crime.<p>Duterte took power on June 30 last year, …

Philippines

Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand, recalls glory days of old Siam

(CNN) — Filled with crumbling, camera-friendly ruins, Thailand's old capital of Ayutthaya has long been a popular Bangkok day-trip destination.<p>Just an hour outside of the city, this UNESCO-listed heritage site, founded in 1350, was the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Bustling with commerce, …

Thailand

41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Marina Bay Sands

Barack Obama Goes River Rafting with His Family in Bali During Vacation to His Childhood Home of Indonesia

The Obama adventures continue!<p>Barack Obama and his family went rafting on the Ayung River in Bali on Monday amid their nine-day vacation to …

Indonesia

Hopes High, Returns Low in Philippine Stocks Under Duterte - Bloomberg

It’s going to take a lot more than some dirty words and militant attacks for investors to abandon hope in Rodrigo Duterte.<p>In his first year in …

Rodrigo Duterte

Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand burn $1billion of narcotics as police struggle against growing industry

Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly $1 billion (£786 million) worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.<p>The burnings, to mark the UN's world anti-drugs day, follow another year of record seizures of …

South-east Asia

Indonesia police find Islamic State propaganda targeting children

Indonesian police have found hundreds of books containing Islamic State propaganda targeting children at the home of a suspect arrested in connection with the stabbing death of an officer, a police spokeswoman said on Monday.<p>Another suspected militant was shot and killed by police during Sunday's …

World News

Bangladesh upholding the rule of law

The government will continue to prosecute anyone who attacks citizens, regardless of faith, occupation or lifestyle, writes Nazmul Quaunine, high commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK<p>Your editorial (Bangladesh’s vicious politics do a disservice to its people, 19 June) inaccurately blames the …

South Asia

14 Things To See And Do When Visiting Kyoto, Japan

There is a reason that Kyoto is one of Japan’s top cities for us travellers to visit. There’s so much to do in this amazing city and the surrounding …

Japan

Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi

Hanoi teems with sidewalk life. Motorbikes beep as they zoom past, pushing you closer to the woman washing chickens on the sidewalk who's crouched in front of a cafe packed with people drinking egg coffees or local beer.<p>It's also a city where the crammed sidewalks will have you tripping over tiny …

Vietnam

Amuse Our Bouche: Why is ketchup called ketchup?

<i>Amuse Our Bouche is</i> The A.V. Club’s <i>column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.</i>One of my shameful secrets as a lover of dips and sauces is that I do not like ketchup. This puts me squarely in the minority in America—ketchup is found in 97 percent of American households. …

South-east Asia

Singapore's Family Feud: A 'Secret Committee' and the Problem of Due Process

It’s been a dizzying week-and-a-half for Singaporeans earnestly following the ins and outs of the Lee family feud on social media. Side-stepping the mainstream media – which they see as controlled by their elder brother’s government – the younger Lee siblings have been dropping accusations and …

Lee Hsien Loong

The Obamas Are Vacationing in Bali and You Have to See Them Rafting

Though many of us would rather spend our vacation lounging by the pool and the enjoying the perks of doing absolutely nothing, the Obamas have a different M.O.<p>In fact, when it comes to relishing in their time off, the family of four prefers to dial up the adventure notch. That’s what’s happening in …

Indonesia

Disruption looms for property sector as technology investments mount

Singapore<p>REAL ESTATE has been a spectator to technology disruption for years, but all that could be changing as the traditionally tech-laggard sector …

Real Estate

Thailand charges activist for defying junta orders

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai activist was charged on Monday with defying the orders of the military government, the latest critic to be arrested for activities outlawed since a 2014 coup.<p>Rangsiman Rome, 25, who was arrested on Sunday, was charged by a military prosecutor in Bangkok. He faces four …

Thailand

Air Corridor Important but We Will Not Give up Efforts for Rail-Road Connectivity: Afghan Ambassador

Afghan ambassador Shaida Abdali discusses the creation of the Afghanistan-India Air Freight corridor, regional connectivity, bilateral trade and more.<p>…

Afghanistan

JD.Com: A Wonderful Company At A Fair Price

JD.com is a growth opportunity in an overpriced market.<p>Continued revenue growth along with an obvious path to profitability make the company a …

Business

Marinated Roast Chicken Recipe | Recipe

IMAGE Patrick Martires<p>Have you tried coffee-marinated roast chicken yet? Make sure to use enough sugar and salt when seasoning the marinade, or the …

Chicken Recipes

Photographing Hang Son Doong, the World’s Largest Cave

In 2009, I was involved in a near fatal car crash when an oncoming car made an unsafe left turn in front of my vehicle, nearly killing me. This life …

Vietnam

Myanmar, Thailand incinerate illicit drugs worth $800 million

BANGKOK/YANGON (Reuters) - Officials in Myanmar and Thailand burned illegal narcotics worth more than $800 million on Monday to mark the UN day against drug abuse and trafficking.<p>The move came even as authorities struggle to stem the flood of illicit drugs in the region, with Thailand's justice …

Thailand

Trump's Indonesian business partner slapped with travel ban

Authorities in Indonesia have issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump after he was accused of …

Indonesia

The Many Agents Of Tajikistan’s Path To Peace

The man who will be taking much of the credit for achieving peace in Tajikistan is President Emomali Rahmon. Rahmon was indeed a part of efforts to …

Tajikistan

Marching with the Mahatma Gandhi of Balochistan, Pakistan’s killing field

Rose petals welcomed “Mama” Qadeer Baloch and his small band of marchers on a rainy evening at Faizabad Junction. The next day he would wheel a small cart with framed photographs of the dead young men and women of Balochistan to the Islamabad Press Club. Rose petals covered their faces.<p>The province …

South Asia

How a Cup of Tea Can Reduce Stress and Relieve Sore Muscles

With the healthy living movement going strong, I see tea becoming more popular. Aside from the great flavors, tea also has different health benefits …

Tea

17 Reasons Why Australia is an Amazing Country to Live In

<i>Hanging out in the NSW countryside.</i><p>Eternal sunshine, friendly people, fresh food and nature, nature everywhere. Why wouldn’t you want to live in the …

Australia

This is why your rent will keep going up in San Diego

When it comes to getting new apartments built, San Diego is the 11th worst city in the nation, said a national study released Monday.<p>Fiftycities were …

San Diego

DOTr: Manila-Clark railway to cut down travel time to less than an hour

<b>(CNN Philippines, June 26)</b> — The Transportation Department finally revealed the 17 stations of the Manila-Clark railway project during a …

Manila

Trump's Modi meeting marks venture into India-Pakistan relations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump looked to show unity with Narendra Modi when the Indian prime minister visited the White House on Monday, heralding the military cooperation between the United States and India in a move that thrusts the new President into the delicate world of …

World Leaders

Palace: 8-hour ‘humanitarian pause’ in Marawi ‘generally peaceful’

A soldier carries a one year and four months old baby among the five civilians rescued by government emmisaries during the 8-hour ceasefire declared …

Philippines