Crime

Chinese rights lawyer returns home after 2-year sentence

Mar 4, 2019

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who recently completed a two-year prison sentence on national security charges has returned to his parents' home in central China after he briefly went missing upon his scheduled release

34 Rohingya women, children found stranded on Malaysia beach

Mar 2, 2019

Malaysian authorities say 34 Muslim Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in the country's northernmost state, and are believed to have been dropped off by human traffickers

Tokyo court says lawyers again seeking Ghosn release on bail

Feb 28, 2019

Tokyo court says lawyers for ex-Nissan chair Ghosn again seeking his release on bail

Chinese rights lawyer disappears on prison release date

Feb 28, 2019

The wife of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer says he has disappeared on the day he was scheduled to be released from prison

Trump, at North Korea summit, distracted by Cohen

Feb 27, 2019

A grand diplomatic triumph, a headline-dominating spectacle that could lead to the disarmament of a dangerous nation and a vital political victory for Trump was threatened to be upstaged by the testimony of his former lawyer and fixer before Congress

Thai court to rule March 7 on possible dissolution of party

Feb 27, 2019

Thailand's Constitutional Court says it will issue a ruling on whether to dissolve a political party opposed to the country's military government on March 7, less than three weeks before long-delayed elections

Australian man sentenced to 5 years in Bali prison for drugs

Feb 27, 2019

A court in Bali has sentenced an Australian man and his Indonesian girlfriend to five years and four months in prison each for possessing cocaine

Attackers kidnap, kill 2 policemen in southern Thailand

Feb 27, 2019

Police in southern Thailand say two officers were abducted and later found dead in a ditch, with the pickup truck of one of the men stolen and set on fire

Vietnam arrests 2 ex-ministers suspected of mismanagement

Feb 23, 2019

Vietnamese police have arrested two ex-information ministers suspected of mismanaging state investment capital, as the authorities toughen their crackdown on corruption

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

Feb 22, 2019

Philippine and US officials say a little-known militant has been named leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines