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At Least 25 Dead After Quake Rocks Indonesia's Aceh Province

At Least 25 Dead After Quake Rocks Indonesia's Aceh Province

TRANS ASIA NEWSBIREUEN:— A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse.

07-12-2016 Indonesia

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Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly…

Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted

TRANS ASIA NEWS Tokio :- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011.

22-11-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Indonesia police pursue blasphemy case against Christian gov…

Indonesia police pursue blasphemy case against Christian governor

TRANS ASIA NEWS JAKARTA:- Indonesian police said on Wednesday they will go ahead with an investigation into a blasphemy complaint brought by Muslim groups against the Christian and ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta and banned him from leaving the country.

16-11-2016 Indonesia

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South Korea names new PM amid scandal

South Korea names new PM amid scandal

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL: South Korea’s presidential office on Wednesday named a new prime minister and finance minister, the highest-level shake-up since President Park Geun-hye’s administration was rocked by a scandal involving a friend accused of meddling in state affairs.

03-11-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

TRANS ASIA NEWSYANGON: The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on Wednesday, with most of the deceased identified as women and at least two dozen others still missing.

19-10-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Indonesian Muslims oppose Christian governor’s re-election b…

Indonesian Muslims oppose Christian governor’s re-election bid

TRANS ASIA NEWSJAKARTA: Thousands of Muslim protested in Jakarta on Friday demanding the Indonesian capital’s Christian governor be executed for allegedly insulting Islam, as he faces an increasingly tight election race.

15-10-2016 Indonesia

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Philippines poll: Duterte rated ‘very good’ in first 90 days

Philippines poll: Duterte rated ‘very good’ in first 90 days

TRANS ASIA NEWSMANILA:- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been rated “very good” in an opinion poll on his first 90 days in office, which has been defined largely by his deadly war on drugs and vitriol against Western leaders.

06-10-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Indonesia holds biggest drill in South China Sea

Indonesia holds biggest drill in South China Sea

TRANS ASIA NEWSJAKARTA:- Indonesian officials say the country is holding its largest military exercise near some of the disputed islands in the South China Sea."We want to show our existence in the area. We have a good enough air force to act as a deterrent," spokesman for Indonesian air force,...

04-10-2016 Indonesia

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Indonesia declares candidacy for UN Security Council

Indonesia declares candidacy for UN Security Council

TRANS ASIA NEWSJAKARTA, INDONESIA: Indonesia has announced its candidacy for membership on the UN Security Council, saying its commitment and contributions to the world's body make it a true partner for world peace.

24-09-2016 Indonesia

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Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides, rises to 19

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides, rises to 19

TRANS ASIA NEWSJAKARTA: The death toll from a series of landslides and flash floods in Indonesia climbed to 19 on Wednesday, an official said, including several children found by rescuers scouring for survivors.

21-09-2016 Indonesia

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North Korea tests high Power rocket engine

North Korea tests high Power rocket engine

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL:- North Korea has successfully ground tested a new high-power rocket engine, saying it will be used for launching geostationary satellites.Pyongyang ‘s official KCNA news agency made the announcement on Monday, and added that the test was supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the country's Sohae...

20-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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US, Japan, S. Korea ministers discuss tougher measures again…

US, Japan, S. Korea ministers discuss tougher measures against North Korea

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW YORK: - Foreign ministers for the United States, Japan and South Korea met in New York on Sunday, ahead of UN meetings, to discuss stepped-up measures against North Korea and expand collaboration with one another after Pyongyang’s fifth and largest nuclear test.

19-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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North Korea says Obama's push for sanctions laughable

North Korea says Obama's push for sanctions laughable

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL: North Korea said on Sunday that the United States’ push for sanctions following its fifth nuclear test was “laughable” and the country would continue to strengthen its nuclear power.“The group of Obama’s running around and talking about meaningless sanctions until today is highly laughable,” state-run KCNA news...

11-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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North Korean nuke test "unacceptable": Japan

North Korean nuke test "unacceptable": Japan

TRANS ASIA NEWSTOKYO:- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters Friday that "there is a possibility that North Korea has forced a nuclear test," citing the temblor showing wave patterns from a non-seismic source, AP reported.He says: "If North Korea did conduct a nuclear test, it is absolutely not acceptable,...

09-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Philippine prez expresses regret over abusive Obama comments

Philippine prez expresses regret over abusive Obama comments

TRANS ASIA NEWSVIENTIANE: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday expressed regret over his "son of a b*%%*" remark+ while referring to President Barack Obama. In a statement read out by his spokesman, Duterte said his "strong comments" to certain questions by a reporter "elicited concern and distress, we also regret it...

06-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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At least 10 dead as blast rocks Philippine city

At least 10 dead as blast rocks Philippine city

TRANS ASIA NEWSMANILA: At least 10 people died and dozens were injured when an explosion rocked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's home city of Davao on Friday night, police told AFP.The explosion occurred in a bustling part of the city and close to one of its top hotels that is popular...

03-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL: North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, and banished two other officials for re-education, South Korea said Wednesday.Since taking power after his father's death in late 2011, Kim is believed to have executed or demoted...

31-08-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

TRANS ASIA NEWSOSLO: Philippine communist rebels announced an indefinite cease-fire Friday in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.

26-08-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Philippine gov't, communist rebels resume peace talks

Philippine gov't, communist rebels resume peace talks

TRANS ASIA NEWSOSLO:- The Philippine government and communist rebels resumed their peace talks on Monday in Norway's capital city Oslo to end Asia's longest-running insurgency, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing NTB news agency report.

23-08-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Indonesia says 'no room' for gay community

Indonesia says 'no room' for gay community

TRANS ASIA NEWSJAKARTA: Indonesia said Thursday there was “no room” for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) attacks.A wave of angry rhetoric directed at homosexuals earlier this year ─ including a...

11-08-2016 Indonesia

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Human toll as bodies pile up in Philippine drug war

Human toll as bodies pile up in Philippine drug war

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA: Men shot and left to bleed out on busy streets, mutilated corpses dumped in vacant lots. The bodies are piling up as President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war brings terror to Filipino slums. Hundreds of people have died since Duterte won a landslide election in May, promising to rid...

05-08-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Indonesian cleric loses appeal over militant camp

Indonesian cleric loses appeal over militant camp

TRANS ASIA NEWSJAKARTA: A jailed cleric regarded as the spiritual leader of an extremist faction in Indonesia has lost an appeal against his conviction for funding an extremist training camp, an official said on Thursday.Abu Bakar Bashir was thought to be a key figure in regional terror network Jemaah Islamiyah,...

04-08-2016 Indonesia

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17,000 people displaced in clashes in Philippines

17,000 people displaced in clashes in Philippines

TRANS ASIA NEWSMANILA: -- At least 17,000 people have been displaced by fighting between government forces and Abu Sayyaf in impoverished southern Philippine province of Basilan since early this month, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement...

29-07-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Indonesia to execute 14 prisoners today

Indonesia to execute 14 prisoners today

TRANS ASIA NEWSJAKARTA:- Spiritual advisers and families of inmates on death row in Indonesia have been told to prepare for executions tonight as coffins were ferried to the prison island of Nusa Kambangan on Thursday morning.Lawyer Ricky Gunawan, who acts for Merri Utami, a former Indonesian migrant worker on death...

28-07-2016 Indonesia

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