Crime

Thai anti-military activist injured in street assault

Jun 3, 2019

A Thai activist opposed to the military's role in politics says he was assaulted by a group of unknown men, in the latest in a series of such attacks

Deadly knife attack on schoolgirls startles Japan

May 29, 2019

In a country considered among the safest in the world, a deadly knife attack near Tokyo on a group of schoolgirls has shocked Japanese parents and officials and raised concerns over the safety of children

In fear for their lives, activist Thai band lives in exile

May 29, 2019

A group of Thai musicians is living in Laos in daily fear of abduction and murder by people they believe want to eliminate them for songs seen as disrespectful toward the monarchy

Bangladeshi leader visits Japan to talk economy, partnership

May 29, 2019

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is wooing Japan for aid, trade and investment in a visit that highlights cordial bilateral relations with the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

UN reveals rights abuse at thriving markets in North Korea

May 28, 2019

UN report reveals rights abuses behind thriving markets in North Korea

2 dead, including child, in stabbing attack in Japan

May 28, 2019

Authorities say 16 people, including elementary school children, have been stabbed in an attack in Kawasaki, outside of Tokyo

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May 23, 2019

Police say seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta

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