Japan's final push to bring home its war dead More than 70 years after the end of World War II, the government announces plans to locate and repatriate 1.13 million Japanese who died on battlefields across the Asia-Pacific region. Julian Ryall reports.

From the icy wastes of Siberia to the jungle-clad interior of the Solomon Islands, and from the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean to the border of India and modern-day Myanmar, more than 2.4 million Japanese who were killed during World War II remain unaccounted …

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Stories of peace

THERE is conflict in parts of Mindanao that is sustained by the enmity and distrust among people that are fanned by the stories of conflict and war that hog the news. Ergo, let’s tell the stories of peace instead. It’s the same Mindanao we’re looking …

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Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Indonesia's Mounting Intolerance Toward Minority Groups Prompts Concern

By Murray Hiebert (@MurrayHiebert1), Senior Adviser and Deputy Director, and Norashiqin Toh, Researcher, Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

The election of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in July 2014 marked Indonesia’s third direct and peaceful selection of the country’s president and seemed to …

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The Philippines army defended its operations on Monday after 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded in a jungle ambush by militants in the south of the country who have pledged allegiance to IS militant group.

Manila: The Philippines army defended its operations on Monday after 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded in a jungle ambush by militants in the south of the country who have pledged allegiance to IS militant group.

Security experts and some media criticised …

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Philippines soldiers killed in clash with jihadists The Philippine army has suffered heavy loses during a daylong battle against Abu Sayyaf militants, military officials say. The group is known for kidnapping foreigners in the south of the country.

At least 18 soldiers were killed and 53 more wounded in the nine-hour clash with the Abu Sayyaf guerillas, Philippine army representatives said on Sunday.

The group was "responsible for the series of kidnappings and atrocities" in the Muslim-dominated south of Philippines, regional military spokesman …

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