Government And Politics

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

Sep 12, 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population

SUV crashes into crowd at square in central China, killing 9

Sep 12, 2018

A central Chinese city says an SUV crashed into a crowd at a public square, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 40 others

New Thai laws mandate election by May next year

Sep 12, 2018

Thailand has enacted laws that set in motion a countdown leading to new elections by next May

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly session

Sep 12, 2018

A senior Myanmar official has confirmed that the country's leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, will not attend the U.N. General Assembly session this month in New York

Vietnam jails activist for 12 years in crackdown on dissent

Sep 12, 2018

A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of associating with an outlawed dissident group

Cambodian prime minister says 'let us fix our own problems'

Sep 12, 2018

Cambodian leader rejects criticism of region by outsiders, defends Myanmar

Stocks mixed on US-China dispute; oil pushed up by hurricane

Sep 12, 2018

World markets are mixed as investors focus on trade tensions, with China delaying licenses to American businesses ahead of expected tariffs from Washington.

14 dead as Philippine passenger van falls off cliff

Sep 12, 2018

Philippine police say at least 14 people have died when the brakes of an overloaded passenger van failed while cruising a winding road, sending it down a ravine in a northern mountain province

Malaysia's Anwar to make political comeback in by-election

Sep 12, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will contest a by-election that is expected to pave the way for his return to active politics

Asian stocks fall as China reacts to US tariffs

Sep 12, 2018

Asian shares are falling as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington looms