• Migrant smuggling in Asia getting more complex, dynamic: UN report

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warns in its new report released Tuesday that smuggling of migrants poses a significant threat to Asia, generating US$2 billion annually for criminal groups and leading to deaths and human rights abuses.

  • Armored vehicle makers assemble in Jakarta

    Major producers of armored vehicles and other related systems as well as policymakers are convening in Jakarta to discuss the latest trends in the development of armored vehicles.

  • Oxfam welcomes Pope Francis’ commitment to help tackle climate change

    International aid agency Oxfam praised Pope Francis’s commitment to help tackle climate impact, which he outlined in a climate change conference organized by the Vatican in Rome.

  • WHO assists foreign medical team support for Nepal

    The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is providing assistance for the arrival of foreign medical support teams for earthquake-ravaged Nepal.

  • WHO sends more medical aid for earthquake-ravaged Nepal

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is surging additional medical supplies and health workers into the earthquake-affected region to help the Nepalese government provide rapid medical assistance to the thousands who have been injured in Saturday’s disaster.

  • Oxfam to help at least 350,000 victims of Nepal earthquake

    Oxfam on Tuesday stepped up its relief effort to help an initial 350,000 people hit by the earthquake in Nepal, providing clean water, toilets and shelter to thousands of people.

  • Latest on Nepal quake: death toll 4,438

    Army troops are loading blue tarpaulin sheets, medical kits and dehydrated food, water bottles, sacks of rice and blankets at a flat area that is being used as a helipad in Gorkha town.

  • Rescuers battle to reach Nepal quake victims

    Rescuers in Nepal battled Tuesday to reach remote communities devastated by a huge earthquake that has killed at least 4,310 people, as the impoverished country's leader said relief workers had still not reached many of the worst-hit areas.

  • Australia can't do more for death row prisoners in Indonesia

    Australia's foreign minister on Tuesday defended Prime Minister Tony Abbott against online criticism that he had not done enough to save the lives of two Australians on death row in Indonesia.

  • Police attacked, stores ransacked in Baltimore riots

    Rioters looted stores in Baltimore and pelted police with stones and bricks on Monday after the funeral of an African American man whose death in custody has reignited outrage over US police conduct towards blacks.

  • Women lag behind economically, says UN report

    A major report from United Nations (UN) Women released in seven cities globally on Monday reveals that women are still under-represented in economic leadership positions, from trade unions to corporate boards, from finance ministries to international financial institutions.

  • Women paid less than men: UN report

    A major report from United Nations Women released in seven cities globally on Monday reveals that on average, women are paid 24 percent less than men. The gap for women with children is even wider.

  • ASEAN Community tops leaders’ agenda

    The anticipated establishment of the ASEAN Community by December 2015 is top of the leaders’ agenda for the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Iran Guards chief accuses Saudi of 'treachery' in Yemen

    The commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia of treachery Monday, saying the bombing of Yemen had put the kingdom in the same camp as arch foe Israel.

  • New UN report unveils alternative policy agenda for gender equality

    A major report from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) released in seven cities globally on Monday brings together human rights and economic policy-making to call for far-reaching changes to a global policy agenda that will transform economies and make women’s rights and equality a reality.

  • RI enjoys $1.20 billion trade surplus with Egypt

    In one of the best examples of economic cooperation between Asian and African countries, the economic ties between Egypt and Indonesia – the continents' two biggest Muslim-majority countries – have been on a constant rise in recent years.

  • RI calls for immediate resolution of border problems

    Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has highlighted the importance for ASEAN to accelerate the settlement of territorial disputes both on land and at sea to maintain the region’s stability.

  • ASEAN Community 2015 must bring benefits to people: Minister

    Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has said the ASEAN Community 2015 must bring benefits to people and not just be a concept that sounds good on paper.

  • Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

    World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia.

  • Oxfam to begin delivering aid for earthquake victims in Nepal

    International aid agency Oxfam says it will soon begin delivering clean water and sanitation supplies to thousands of people in Nepal starting Tuesday, following Saturday's devastating earthquake.

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