by Peter Symonds

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    Rohingya crisis and human rights imperialism

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 12:05am on November 30, 2017

    THE visit by Pope Francis this week to Burma (Myanmar) has brought into focus the tragedy confronting the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority who have been...

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    Japan expands military operations in Asia

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 01:05am on March 17, 2017

    AS THE Trump administration ramps up its confrontation with North Korea and heightens tensions, especially with China, throughout the region, the Japanese government is significantly...

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    China, Russia to counter US anti-missile systems in Asia

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 09:50pm on January 15, 2017

    CHINA and Russia have agreed to take unspecified ‘countermeasures’ against US plans to install a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea...

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    A new round of UN and US sanctions on North Korea

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 10:00pm on December 05, 2016

    UNDER pressure from Washington and its allies, the UN Security Council imposed a new round of punitive sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday over its...

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    Thai king’s death foreshadows instability

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 01:34am on October 15, 2016

    THE death of the Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday afternoon at the age of 88 has provoked fears in ruling circles in Thailand and internationally...