Crime

Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

Feb 19, 2018

Philippine police say authorities have arrested an Arab man who they believe is a former commander of the Islamic State group

Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

Feb 19, 2018

Police say they have arrested four Indonesian men and a boy who killed a critically endangered orangutan by shooting it at least 130 times with an air gun

Column: US Olympic movement keeps failing young athletes

Feb 17, 2018

Column: It's increasingly difficult to believe the powers-that-be in the U.S. Olympic movement are capable of ending the scourge of sexual abuse

Thai junta charges 50 anti-government activists

Feb 16, 2018

Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and restore civilian rule through elections

Thailand's former top cop grilled over brothel owner's loan

Feb 16, 2018

Thailand's former national police chief has met with investigators to explain his financial links with a fugitive massage parlor owner wanted on charges including human trafficking

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

Indonesian police defend award to Philippine police chief

Feb 15, 2018

Indonesian police have defended bestowing their highest honor on the Philippine police chief, who has been criticized for spearheading the war on drugs that has left thousands of suspects dead.

Cleric behind bombing in Indonesian capital goes on trial

Feb 15, 2018

A key ideologue for Islamic State militants in Indonesia has gone on trial for ordering a 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta that killed eight people including the four attackers

Award-winning Myanmar reporters appear in court

Feb 14, 2018

Two Myanmar journalists facing up to 14 years in prison if convicted of receiving government secrets have appeared for the latest hearing in their trial in Yangon, one day after it was announced that they had won a major press freedom award

Friend of ex-S. Korean president, Lotte chairman get prison

Feb 13, 2018

A confidante accused of manipulating South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a scandal that triggered a presidential impeachment