Government And Politics

China rebukes Sweden over case of detained bookseller

Feb 12, 2018

China says a Hong Kong-based Swedish man who sold gossipy books about Chinese leaders is under detention and suspected of leaking state secrets

UK's top diplomat meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Feb 11, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to talk about the Southeast Asian nation's Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and how almost 700,000 of them can be repatriated after fleeing to Bangladesh to escape violence

Indonesia bus crash kills 27; police say brakes failed

Feb 11, 2018

A packed tourist bus returning from an outing collided with a motorbike and plunged from a hill on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people

Thai protesters urge military rulers to give up power

Feb 10, 2018

About 400 anti-government protesters have rallied in the Thai capital, calling on the country's military rulers to give up power and hold elections they promised soon after staging a coup in 2014

Duterte warns he'll order navy to fire if sea wealth taken

Feb 10, 2018

The Philippine president says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his country's exclusive economic zone

Missing bookseller hits out at Sweden in arranged interview

Feb 10, 2018

A detained Swedish bookseller at the center of escalating row between Western governments and Beijing has accused Sweden of using him as a "chess piece" in an appearance arranged by Chinese police

Duterte orders halt to purchases of Canada choppers, US arms

Feb 9, 2018

The Philippine president has ordered the cancellation of a deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada and says purchases of U.S. arms should also be stopped because of too many imposed conditions

Rights group calls for aid to civilians in Myanmar's north

Feb 9, 2018

An international rights group has urged Myanmar's military to ensure humanitarian aid reaches all civilians who have been affected by clashes in the country's north between the army and an ethnic armed group

Study: Extremists still flourishing in Indonesia's prisons

Feb 9, 2018

A new study has found Indonesia's overcrowded prisons are ill-equipped to deal with Islamic militant inmates, hampering efforts to prevent the spread of violent radicalism

Court told woman in Kim Jong Nam killing was paid for pranks

Feb 9, 2018

A defense lawyer tells Malaysian court an Indonesian woman accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was paid for acting in prank shows at the airport, hotels and shopping mall just weeks earlier