Kim Jong-un’s brother murdered; Jokowi’s hopes for Jakarta governor; Lú-Olo poised in Timor-Leste
Netanyahu plans to visit Australia; IMF damns PNG; Jakarta test in gubernatorial elections
While plans to build a major cement project in Timor-Leste have brought the welcome promise of jobs for local people, the environmental and social costs could be catastrophic.
Focus on US marines in Darwin; testing times ahead; Brexit tensions.
Unholy conflict; China warning shot; Ahok judgement; Euro loses currency
Last bastion falls; Donor cabals; Trump credit chaos; Erdoğan angles; ABC pulls Pacific short-wave plug
Taiwan trade risk; NZ friendlier for seasonal workers from Pacific Islands; Italy’s PM resigns.
South Korea’s Park offers to fall on her sword; China eyes change; James Curran forecasts less united states.
President-elect chooses candidates for key posts; vale Des Ball.
Third arrow misfire; Vlad-handing; LDP bloodline flows Down Under; Trump’s Razzie.
Asia surprised at Trump win; ANZUS as usual.
Asia-Pacific chaos; upping the ante for American allies.
Royal Thais in bind; African nations quit Hague crime court
Trump and Clinton recruit former CIA chiefs; Insiders vie to be Jakarta’s governor; Referendum blues in Hungary and Colombia
US unclear on nuclear first strike; deadlier weapons heading to Aleppo; The Hague orders Australia into mediation with Timor-Leste over maritime boundary.
US buzzes Korea; Cosying up to Brits; Clinton’s ill tidings; Russia’s Trump card
Chinese donations scare overblown; Building with LegCo; Trumputin hacks; Riady to come clean
US, China rivalry a key EAS focus; Pivot turns sour; Asia shake-up as old foes get closer
Timor-Leste’s leaders are at odds over progressing with plans for a huge oil and gas project despite the uncertain outcome of talks in The Hague over maritime boundaries.
Weasel words at UN working group; Turkish president moves to head off Kurds; Russia ‘shows off’.
Hong Kong writer’s column suspended by economic journal; Rape atrocity in South Sudan may lift UN presence; Ruddock needs updating for new human rights role.
A rare visit to the Manus Island detention centres to interview and photograph refugees revealed the violence awaiting them in the community and the obstacles to reporting this black spot.
India’s bold GST; Japan’s succession; Thai Prince Duntroon links; Kim goes for gold
Suu Kyi offers olive branch to ethnic rebels; Wiranto appointment a baffling Joko twist; Rudd still a chance
Conciliatory Akihito to stand down; Tony Jones blunders on myth of ‘Croatian Six’; Always smile at a crocodile; Jokowi restores tough minister
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