The Chairman of the Committee I of Indonesia’s House of Representatives, Abdul Kharis Almasyhari, on November 24 urged the ASEAN member countries to take a more active role in resolving conflicts and putting an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The Indonesian police said on November 24 that it will deploy 8,700 personnel to monitor massive demonstrations scheduled for November 25 and December 2 in Jakarta.
A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad on November 24, police and medical sources said.
A platform under construction at a power plant in eastern China collapsed early on November 24, killing 67 people and injuring two, while rescuers pulled one worker from the debris, state media said.
The UN Special Envoy for Syria on November 24 said US President Barack Obama could well keep working until his last day in office to end the war in Syria, and Russia did not want to be held responsible for the demolition of eastern Aleppo.
Chris Matlhako, a member of the Politburo of the South Africa Communist Party (SACP), said that the East Sea issue should be resolved by peaceful measures on the basis of international law.
Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on November 23 that the country's new government may not be formed by the end of the year 2017, despite the fact that the general election will definitely take place next year.
An Indonesian court on November 23 sentenced Saiful Muhtorir to nine years in prison for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta last January.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has urged non-signatory armed groups to join the government peace process by signing the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).
Extending US sanctions on Iran for 10 years would breach the Iranian nuclear agreement, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on November 23, warning that Tehran would retaliate if the sanctions are approved.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his counterparts from Laos and Cambodia met in the Cambodian province of Siem Riep on November 23 to expand cooperation in the CLV Development Triangle Area.
Two days of fighting between armed groups in Central African Republic has left 16 people dead including civilians while 10,000 have fled their homes, the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA said on November 23.
Leaders of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have agreed to make enhancing the connectivity of the three economies an important task in the time ahead, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said after the 9th Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area (CLV 9).
Germany and France have invited Ukraine and Russia to meet in Minsk next week for four-way talks aimed at kick-starting peace talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on November 23.
The Prime Ministers of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) signed a Joint Declaration at the end the 9th Summit of the CLV Development Triangle Area in Siem Reap, Cambodia on November 23.
Donald Trump on November 23 named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a former critic with little foreign policy experience, to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations at a time of uncertainty over America's international role under his presidency.
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on November 23 decided to uphold the life sentence for two former top Khmer Rouge leaders.
Chinese and Malaysian armed forces began a joint exercise on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief on November 22 in the Selangor state of Malaysia.
Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
US President-elect Donald Trump said on November 22 he was keeping an open mind on whether to pull out of a landmark international accord to fight climate change, in a softening of his stance toward global warming.