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The Korea Herald

As criticism mounts, Korea’s medical students engage in community service

Dawn

After refusal by president, Pakistan’s speaker calls National Assembly session

The Straits Times

Indonesian media outlets expect to conclude deals with digital platforms by August

The Statesman

Samajwadi Party faces rebellion during Rajya Sabha polling in Uttar Pradesh

China Daily

US report ignores China’s role in global trade: Chinese commerce ministry

Philippine Daily Inquirer

All artificial isles ‘owned’ by the Philippines under Senate maritime bill

The Star

If anyone wants to play politics, wait for the next election: Malaysian King tells MPs

Dawn

Punjab Assembly: Maryam Nawaz becomes Pakistan’s first female chief minister

The Nation

Paetongtarn insists Thaksin not shadow PM, says he is building strength

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s health ministry to require sugar content labels on beverages

Dawn

Past precedent ‘might hand’ Sunni Ittehad Council reserved seats in assemblies

The Korea Herald

South Korea government says trainee doctors won’t be held accountable if they return to work by Thursday

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Bad political move not to cooperate with ICC’s probe: Human rights lawyer

The Straits Times

Businessman Philip Chan designated politically significant person under S’pore’s foreign interference law

The Straits Times

Thousands gather on anniversary of Philippine revolt to protest Marcos’ charter change plans

China Daily

Chinese coast guard boosts patrols near Kinmen after deadly boat collision

GAZA TENSIONS

The Straits Times

‘What’s happened to the human soul?’: Former S’pore president Halimah on Gaza crisis

The Star

Surging wave of global condemnation against Israeli atrocities: Malaysian foreign minister

The Star

Israel must cease violating international laws and Palestinian rights, says Malaysia

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippine govt working on repatriation of 14 Filipinos from Gaza – envoy

China Daily

Objection to cease-fire in Gaza equals licence to kill: Chinese envoy

The Straits Times

As Rafah braces itself for Israeli ground assault, Biden says ‘ceasefire’ more often

The Straits Times

Israel pounds Gaza ahead of UN ceasefire vote; more than 100 killed in 24 hours

Dawn

‘It’s not ceasefire now, it’s ceasefire forever’: KLF panel stresses need for long-term truce in Gaza

The Statesman

Iran condemns US Senate’s approval of $14 billion aid package for Israel

Philippine Daily Inquirer

UN likely to vote Tuesday on Gaza ceasefire, US signals veto

The Star

A litany of charges for trio who misused funds meant for Palestinians

The Daily Star

Rafah invasion could ‘lead to slaughter’: UN

The Star

Israel must stop ongoing actions in Gaza, abide by ICJ ruling: Wisma Putra

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia rejects claims that Israel objects to OECD membership bid

The Straits Times

S’pore studying legal implications of World Court’s order on Israel: Foreign minister

Dawn

Israel pummels Gaza cities as air strikes kill 100 Palestinians

INDONESIA VOTES

The Jakarta Post

Calls grow to review single-day format after more than 100 poll workers die

The Jakarta Post

Threats, assault against critics mar 2024 election: Amnesty Indonesia

The Jakarta Post

Indonesian election commission insists on using its vote tabulation platform

The Jakarta Post

Fitch, Moody’s raise concerns about fiscal policy under Prabowo leadership

The Jakarta Post

Indonesian elections watchdog recommends 780 polling stations to hold revote

The Straits Times

Indonesia’s incoming president Prabowo makes early move to build strong ruling coalition

The Jakarta Post

New vote counting platform criticized over data errors

The Jakarta Post

Questions raised about Jokowi, Prabowo post-election dynamics

The Jakarta Post

President Jokowi begins post-election manoeuvring

The Jakarta Post

What does Prabowo-Gibran’s win mean for Indonesian democracy?

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia expects to see foreign inflows following Prabowo’s one-round win

The Jakarta Post

World leaders start congratulating Prabowo as he takes preliminary election lead

The Jakarta Post

2024 voting day marred by reports of violations

The Jakarta Post

Over 20 poll workers die of exhaustion: Indonesian General Elections Commission

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s election commission websites face ‘extraordinary’ cyberattacks on voting day

The Jakarta Post

Jokowi congratulates Prabowo, Gibran after early lead in polls

CLIMATE WATCH

The Daily Star

Fund allocated for combating climate change insufficient: Bangladesh minister

The Nation

Huge forest areas destroyed by raging fires in Chiang Mai

China Daily

Research marks a step toward carbon-neutral future

China Daily

More application scenarios sought for Hong Kong’s green startups

The Star

MetMalaysia issues Level 1 heatwave alert for 12 areas

China Daily

Hong Kong’s first hydrogen bus hits the road

The Korea Herald

Yoon bets big on nuclear energy

The Korea Herald

Heavy snow hits S. Korea, with more expected

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Filipinos urged to conserve water, food, power to cushion El Niño impact

The Nation

Thailand EV Board gives businesses new tax incentives for using electric commercial vehicles

China Daily

New faces set to steer Sino-US climate ties

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Landslide-hit Davao site listed as ‘high risk’ since 2008

The Straits Times

S’pore has ‘no choice’ but to require airlines to use sustainable fuel in green push: CAAS chief

The Straits Times

Travellers to pay more for flights leaving S’pore from 2026 to support use of greener jet fuel

The Straits Times

S’pore’s green jet fuel levy ‘sensible’, won’t put air hub status at risk: Iata chief

The Korea Herald

South Korea, NASA launch air quality research across Asia

DAILY DIGEST

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

China Daily

Is AI China’s critical new productive force?

The Japan News

Examining Generative AI: Invasion of culture through unauthorised AI learning

China Daily

Robots doing farm work in outskirts of Shanghai

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Examining AI: AI girlfriend encouraged London man to kill the Queen

The Korea Herald

Meta CEO to visit Seoul next week, possibly on AI partnership

China Daily

China must embrace new era of AI revolution

China Daily

Hong Kong establishes centre that uses AI to identify sports elites

The Straits Times

In the future, humans will become ‘Homo digitalis’, live in physical, virtual and artificial worlds

The Korea Herald

Korean telcos to show off latest AI tech at MWC

China Daily

AI index ranking reflects China’s strength in AI governance

The Straits Times

China, US are taking baby steps to cooperate on AI. What’s at stake?

The Daily Star

AI in Bangladesh’s public policy

Viet Nam News

Vietnam government’s ranked 59th in AI readiness: Report

Philippine Daily Inquirer

AI agent that controls devices is OpenAI’s next project

The Jakarta Post

Will AI power a revolution in Indonesian education?

The Korea Herald

Illegal drug suspect charged with forgery for AI-generated reference letter

THE ASIAN VIEW

ASEAN MATTERS

The Straits Times

Australia to double down on Asean pivot when it hosts March summit

The Daily Star

Sectoral Dialogue Partner: Asean mission heads here back Dhaka’s call

China Daily

ASEAN tourism reaps Spring Festival gains

The Daily Star

Bangladesh needs to view Rohingya issue from Asean’s point of view: George Yeo

The Star

A new Asean post 2025, when Malaysia takes over?

The Star

Asean a priority for Australia, says Foreign minister Penny Wong

The Star

South-East Asia region hit by 36 disasters last week; Philippines and Indonesia most affected

The Nation

Thailand reports strongest 2023 consumer gold demand growth in ASEAN market

The Nation

Thailand eyes pact with 4 neighbouring nations to push for Schengen visa waiver

The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia still committed to strong ASEAN-EU relations

The Phnom Penh Post

North Korea’s nuclear provocations: A threat to neighbours and ASEAN

The Straits Times

Asean ministers to discuss AI threats, scams over two-day meeting in S’pore

The Straits Times

Four Asean member states continue to ignore Myanmar’s shadow government

The Phnom Penh Post

Nuclear-weapon free zone treaty advanced by ASEAN

Viet Nam News

Vietnam proposes ASEAN strengthen connectivity

The Daily Star

Asean foreign ministers back ‘Myanmar-owned and led’ solution

CROSS-STRAITS RELATIONS

The Straits Times

Why some Taiwanese want to boycott the viral ‘Ke Mu San’ TikTok dance

China Daily

Chinese coast guard boosts patrols near Kinmen after deadly boat collision

China Daily

China condemns US lawmakers interference in Taiwan during visit

The Straits Times

China coast guard boarded Taiwan tourist boat near front-line islands, says Taipei

China Daily

A cross-Strait tale of heritage and flavor

The Straits Times

Taiwan ally Guatemala mulling over commercial ties with China

The Straits Times

Beijing-friendly Han Kuo-yu elected speaker of Taiwan’s legislature

China Daily

China slams US ‘provocation’ in Taiwan Strait, pledges further drills

Philippine Daily Inquirer

China ‘appreciates’ PH’s adherence to One China Policy

China Daily

‘Status quo’ Taiwan remarks draw rebuke

China Daily

Taiwan election result won’t change trend of reunification

The Straits Times

‘Face reality’, Taiwan tells China, even as island enters new era after election

The Straits Times

Taiwan loses ally Nauru, accuses China of post-election ploy

China Daily

One-China principle unshakable, says Foreign Ministry

The Japan News

Japan Foreign Minister Kamikawa, and US Secretary of State Blinken reaffirm views on Taiwan Strait

China Daily

Ministry urges Taiwan to lift mainland trade restrictions

INDO-PACIFIC AND ASIA

The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Australia trade, investor expansion sought

The Statesman

India’s Jaishankar to visit Korea and Japan from 5 to 8 March

The Nation

Thai, US navies begin limited recovery mission of HTMS Sukhothai

The Korea Herald

S. Korea, US, Japan concur on ‘stern’ response to NK-Russia arms deal

The Nation

South Korea’s place in the Indo-Pacific and ASEAN

The Japan News

Japan’s Foreign Minister aims to strengthen diplomatic relations with Pacific Island nations

The Korea Herald

White House touts trilateral cooperation with S. Korea, Japan as key feat in Indo-Pacific Strategy

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Swiss foreign minister to visit PH on Feb. 8

The Nation

Thai foreign minister Parnpree highlights ASEAN’s role in maintaining Indo-Pacific balance at Brussels

The Phnom Penh Post

EU and Indo-Pacific: Partners for a more prosperous world

The Straits Times

Taiwan president-elect signals desire to join US-led trade framework

The Japan News

Japan to collaborate with Turkmenistan; eyes improving ties with Central Asian countries

The Statesman

Modi, Macron to visit Jaipur’s tourist places on January 25

The Straits Times

Indo-Pacific a vital global economic player, but it also faces major challenges: WEF panel

The Korea Herald

South Korea, US, Japan address China, North Korea, Russia at 1st Indo-Pacific Dialogue

The Statesman

US has deepened partnership with India: Blinken

ASIAN EDITORS CIRCLE

COMBATING INFLATION

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s poverty-reduction target in 2024 unlikely to be met: Minister

The Jakarta Post

Indonesian rice prices hit record high amid delayed harvest, low supply

The Daily Star

Bangladesh govt’s move fails to stop price hike ahead of Ramadan

The Kathmandu Post

Nepal’s urban poverty is on the rise, while rural poverty keeps falling

The Daily Star

Bangladesh commerce ministry to share commodity prices on website daily

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippine Senate approves P100 daily wage hike bill

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to import rice from Thailand to fight shortages, rising prices

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippine employers say it would be a catastrophe to increase daily minimum wage by P100

The Daily Star

Inflation will come under control soon: PM Hasina

The Daily Star

Bangladesh sugar, palm oil and date prices increase in spite of duty cut

The Jakarta Post

Retailers wary about government’s cheap food program

The Kathmandu Post

Nepal sees less than expected decline in poverty

The Jakarta Post

Rice vanishes from Indonesia’s shelves amid delayed harvest

The Daily Star

Bangladesh govt reduces import tariff on rice, sugar and dates to contain price spiral

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippines inflation slowed to 2.8% in January

The Korea Herald

Home prices drive Seoulites out of town

SPORTS & GAMES

China Daily

‘En garde’ for Paris glory

China Daily

Sport becoming a support for refugees worldwide: Chinese ambassador to UN refugee agency

The Straits Times

Singapore’s Tia Rozario soaring in Year of the Dragon with another two indoor jump records

The Nation

Patty Tavatanakit secures thrilling home victory at Honda LPGA Thailand

Viet Nam News

Vietnam departs for Uzbekistan to participate in 2024 AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup

China Daily

Hong Kong establishes centre that uses AI to identify sports elites

The Star

Former badminton star drops stinging shot on Malaysia’s state of badminton

China Daily

Winter sports in China eye white-hot growth

The Straits Times

8-year-old boy who lives in Singapore becomes youngest chess player to beat a grandmaster

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Pacquiao bid to compete at Paris Olympics denied by IOC

The Straits Times

Singapore’s Quah and Sim sisters earn historic swimming relay spot at Paris Olympics

The Korea Herald

South Korean soccer federation committee calls for Klinsmann’s dismissal

The Korea Herald

Troubles for Korea’s national soccer team continue amid reports of fights, possible sacking of coach

China Daily

World football stars in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year Cup

The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia legend earns famous carom come-back victory

The Korea Herald

Korea’s Asian Cup flop feeds fans’ fury

ASIA ON SCREEN

Thai ex-PM Thaksin meets prosecutor on royal insult case, appears 'truly ill'
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In discussion with a Nobel Laureate: the possibility of no pandemic ever again
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Promoting lotus-themed Tourism
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Van Gogh art lighting experience in HCM City
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David Beckham arrives in Thailand
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Excavating Kinh Thien Palace
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Green tourism
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Thai ex-PM Thaksin meets prosecutor on royal insult case, appears 'truly ill'
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A special love story
A special love story
Beer from Bread: Cutting HK's Food Waste
Beer from Bread: Cutting HK's Food Waste
Flower Fantasia
Flower Fantasia
In discussion with a Nobel Laureate: the possibility of no pandemic ever again
In discussion with a Nobel Laureate: the possibility of no pandemic ever again
Promoting lotus-themed Tourism
Promoting lotus-themed Tourism
Van Gogh art lighting experience in HCM City
Van Gogh art lighting experience in HCM City
David Beckham arrives in Thailand
David Beckham arrives in Thailand
Excavating Kinh Thien Palace
Excavating Kinh Thien Palace
Green tourism
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SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA

The Daily Star

To Europe Via Libya: A voyage fraught with peril

The Kathmandu Post

Tibet border closure hits family reunions, local trade

The Daily Star

Bangladesh’s migrant workers: Record 4,552 returned home dead last year

The Japan News

Lunar New Year celebrated in Japan’s Chinatowns

China Daily

Tradition of lucky money a financial strain on elderly

The Korea Herald

Is streaming making you want to smoke? Korea to propose regulating smoking scenes

The Japan News

China actively preparing to shine at next year’s Osaka Expo

The Straits Times

EU naval mission to secure merchant shipping in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden is too little, too late

The Daily Star

‘People of my parents’ age are being killed’: Soldier says after deserting Myanmar military

The Straits Times

Baby boom expected in China during Dragon Year not enough to save fertility crisis

The Straits Times

Taiwan’s plunging birth rate not just about money, but also gender expectations

The Korea Herald

Reality check: How diverse is Korea really? LGBTQ+ and politics (4)

China Daily

Terracotta warrior ice sculptures amaze in Harbin

The Nation

Minister releases 18 FAQs on Thailand’s southern land bridge project and its benefits

The Daily Star

When cops turn part-time robbers

China Daily

Shenzhen launches China’s first blood delivery platform powered by drones

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