Crime

Vietnam jails 6 of dozens arrested for economic law protests

Jul 12, 2018

Vietnam has sentenced six people to up to two-and-a-half years in prison after finding them guilty of throwing rocks, bricks and gas bombs at police in protests against a proposed law on special economic zones

China sentences veteran rights activist to 13 years' prison

Jul 11, 2018

One day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, China has sentenced a veteran pro-democracy campaigner to 13 years in prison on the vague charge of seeking to subvert state power

Malaysia says mastermind behind 1MDB looting fled Macau

Jul 11, 2018

Malaysian police say fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, wanted over the looting of state investment fund 1MDB, has fled Macau to an unknown destination

Vietnam arrests phone exec, gov't official over fund losses

Jul 11, 2018

A former mobile phone company executive and a senior communications ministry official have been arrested for alleged economic mismanagement

The Latest: Chinese Nobel widow Liu arrives in Germany

Jul 10, 2018

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has arrived in Germany following being freed from house arrest after eight years

Japanese man convicted of spying by Chinese court

Jul 10, 2018

Japan's government has confirmed that a Japanese citizen was convicted of spying in China by a Chinese court

Thai police: Investigations into boat sinkings are advancing

Jul 10, 2018

Police say their investigations into the sinking of two boats off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket last week are progressing. The sinking of one boat left 45 Chinese tourists dead and two still missing

South Korea to probe military plan to quell Park protests

Jul 10, 2018

South Korea's president ordered an investigation into a revelation that the military drew up a plan to mobilize troops if protests worsened over the fate of his impeached predecessor last year

Filipino vice mayor killed; 3rd such gun attack of the week

Jul 7, 2018

Van-riding assailants have gunned down the vice mayor of a small Philippine city south of Manila, the third such brazen killing of a local official in the past week

South Korean women protest against 'spy cam porn'

Jul 7, 2018

Thousands of shouting South Korean women have angrily demanded stronger government action to fight the spread of intimate photos and footage taken by hidden cameras which they say have women living in constant anxiety and distress