Crime

6 die in Indonesia riots; Widodo says he won't allow unrest

May 22, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election

Inmates riot, set fire at prison in western Indonesia

May 16, 2019

Security forces have retaken control of a prison in western Indonesia following a riot

Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law

May 11, 2019

There have been chaotic scenes at Hong Kong's legislative assembly as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory's extradition clashed over access to the chamber

China indicts former Interpol chief on bribery charges

May 10, 2019

Chinese prosecutors have indicted former Interpol president Meng Hongwei on charges of accepting bribes

China holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

May 9, 2019

A Chinese court has held an appeal hearing for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift

Vietnamese woman accused in Kim Jong Nam's killing released

May 3, 2019

The last suspect held in the killing of the North Korea's leader half brother has been released from a Malaysian prison

Supporters of Chinese billionaire's accuser decry censorship

May 3, 2019

Six Chinese social media accounts have been shut down after they advocated support for a woman who has accused the founder of online shopping giant JD.com, Richard Liu, of rape in Minnesota

Indonesia jails Polish tourist who met Papuan activists

May 2, 2019

A Polish tourist has been sentenced to five years prison in Indonesia for treason after meeting with Papuan independence supporters

China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

Apr 30, 2019

A court in southern China has handed down sentences to at least six foreigners involved in a global methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian sentenced to death

Japan police: Man put knives on desk of emperor's grandson

Apr 30, 2019

Japanese police say they have arrested a man linked to knives found on the school desk of Emperor Akihito's 12-year-old grandson