Crime

Japan reporter freed from captivity in Syria returns home

Oct 25, 2018

A Japanese journalist has returned to Tokyo after being freed from more than three years of captivity in Syria which he described as "hell"

Malaysia ex-PM, ex-treasury, spy chiefs charged with graft

Oct 25, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his ex-treasury chief have been jointly charged with criminal breach of trust involving $1.6 billion

The Latest: Turkish official: Security unit saved Japan man

Oct 24, 2018

The governor of Turkey's southern Hatay province says a Japanese journalist was rescued as a result of efforts by Turkish intelligence and security units

Japan journalist freed from Syrian captivity says he's safe

Oct 24, 2018

A Japanese freelance journalist who was freed after more than three years of captivity in Syria says he is safe in neighboring Turkey

Malaysian ex-PM and 2 ex-officials face new graft charges

Oct 24, 2018

Malaysian's anti-graft agency says ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak and two former high-ranking officials will face new charges of criminal breach of trust

Japan confirms that man freed from Syria is Japanese freelance journalist who was kidnapped 3 years ago

Oct 24, 2018

Japan confirms that man freed from Syria is Japanese freelance journalist who was kidnapped 3 years ago

Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

Oct 23, 2018

Japan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey

Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrested

Oct 22, 2018

A Philippine court has rejected a petition by President Rodrigo Duterte's administration to have his fiercest critic in the Senate arrested, in a legal setback for Duterte that the senator called a victory for democracy

The Latest: Death toll in Taiwan derailment stands at 18

Oct 21, 2018

Death toll from Taiwan train derailment stands at 18; more than 170 hurt

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct 19, 2018

China's former internet censor is standing trial over corruption allegations