News in Brief

Unexplained abductions in Malaysia raise concerns

Scant updates from the police and silence from the politicians on the disappearances of four Malaysian pastors and community workers have prompted human rights groups to ask if these are “enforced disappearances.” Source: Deutsche Welle…







NATO and EU wonder which Trump will turn up

Hoping for the best, fearing the worst: EU and NATO leaders are braced for their first meeting with US President Donald Trump on their home turf on Thursday. The trepidation in Brussels, a city Trump……




China holds first joint exercise with Myanmar Navy

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has conducted its first exercise with the Myanmar Navy (MN): an important milestone in the projection of Chinese naval power into the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean…