Russia ousts China and USA from South-East Asia

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s much-publicized tagline for the homegrown Sputnik vaccines — “reliable as a Kalashnikov assault rifle” — seems to bear a special connotation for Southeast Asia, …

Zarif holds meeting with Indonesian president

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohmand Javad Zarif met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on Monday evening to discuss ways to expand bilateral and international issues. During the meeting, Zarif stressed Iran's …

At least 34 killed as quake rocks Indonesia

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said. Hundreds more were injured when the 6.2-magnitude quake …

Russia looks to double coal exports to China

Russia has been historically associated with oil and gas exports, yet the news somewhat underreports its coal market presence. Although neither the world’s largest coal producer nor exporter, Russia seems to continue with its strategic …

'World's largest' flower spotted in Indonesia

Indonesian conservationists say they've spotted the biggest specimen ever of what's already been billed as one of the world's largest flowers, reports. The giant Rafflesia tuan-mudae—a fleshy red flower with …