Economy

Qatar's leader urges end to trade embargo, calls for talks

Oct 18, 2017

Qatar's emir has urged neighboring states to lift an "unfair" 4-month-old trade embargo and said he's ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis

AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia vote

Sep 18, 2017

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says in an AP interview the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections

Ship collision exposes Southeast Asian territorial spat

Aug 24, 2017

The collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker has exposed an obscure Southeast Asian territorial dispute

Indonesia barters coffee, palm oil for Russian fighter jets

Aug 7, 2017

Indonesia says it will barter coffee, palm oil and other commodities for 11 Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets

Malaysia seizes ivory, pangolin scales from Africa

Aug 2, 2017

Malaysian authorities say they've seized 23 pieces of elephant tusks and 301 kilograms (664 pounds) of pangolin scales believed to have been smuggled from Africa in a haul worth nearly $1 million

Indonesia arrests Japanese man in reptile smuggling

May 18, 2017

Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists says is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country

Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention

Apr 21, 2017

Southeast Asia, a focus of past U.S. presidents, has been a blip thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia is a sign of change and the president will follow him to the region later this year

The Latest: Pence says Trump to attend Asian summit in Nov

Apr 20, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will be attending a summit with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the Philippines in November

Indonesia arrests man who bought orangutan, leopard, bear

Apr 4, 2017

Indonesian police say they saved a sun bear, a clouded leopard and a baby orangutan from the wildlife trade after a tip from conservationists who tracked the illegal activities through Instagram

France pledges $2.6 billion for Indonesia as Hollande visits

Mar 29, 2017

France has pledged $2.6 billion in investments for Indonesia and affirmed deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy during a visit by President Francois Hollande

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