General News

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

Aug 14, 2018

Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been spruced up as it readies to welcome thousands of visitors

Malaysia PM on China, Rohingya, Singapore, graft and sea row

Aug 14, 2018

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad commented on lopsided China-backed projects, treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, the South China Sea furor and the country's financial mess in an interview with The Associated Press

Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

Aug 14, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighboring country of Singapore by more than 10 times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Aug 14, 2018

Just months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity, China's president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges

Philippine president to visit Israel, meet Netanyahu

Aug 13, 2018

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has accepted an invitation to visit Israel next month in a sign of improving ties, which hit a sore spot early in his presidency when he compared his bloody anti-drug crackdown to Hitler and the Holocaust

The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

Aug 13, 2018

The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September

Japanese suspect steals sneakers, flees police station

Aug 13, 2018

Japanese police have launched a massive manhunt for a robbery and rape suspect who fled from a police station after reportedly stealing an officer's sneakers

Global stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets

Aug 13, 2018

Global stocks sink as Turkey's financial turmoil stirs fears of contagion spreading to other emerging markets.

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

Aug 13, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister says he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Aug 13, 2018

The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime in September