Sri Lanka president’s brother, Basil Rajapaksa, quits parliament

Sri Lanka's former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa, the younger brother of Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, speaks during a press conference to announce his resignation as member of parliament, in Colombo on June 9, 2022. (AFP) COLOMBO – The brother of Sri Lanka's president and the country's former finance minister, Basil Rajapaksa, said on Thursday […]

Australian PM signals stronger ties with Indonesia on security, climate

In this photo released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese push their bicycles after taking a ride during their meeting at Bogor Palace in Bogor, Indonesia on June 6, 2022. (MUCHLIS JR / INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE VIA AP) JAKARTA – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese […]

Thailand, Japan vow to enhance cooperation in various sectors

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (center) and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha inspect the honor guard at Government House in Bangkok on May 2, 2022. (LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) BANGKOK – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his visiting Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on Monday agreed that the two countries should enhance cooperation in various […]