Government And Politics

Thai court accepts complaints against PM, opposition leaders

Jul 19, 2019

Thailand's Constitutional Court has accepted complaints against the prime minister and two opposition party leaders in cases that could see them disqualified from office

UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia

Jul 18, 2019

A U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Jul 17, 2019

Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, are marching in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory

Hong Kong protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

Jul 17, 2019

What began as a protest against an extradition bill has ballooned into a fundamental challenge to the way Hong Kong is governed and the role of the Chinese government in the city's affairs

Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor

Jul 16, 2019

Colonial-era Korean laborers seek approval for the sale of assets of former Japanese employer

China asks for 'friendly consultation' in Malaysia dispute

Jul 16, 2019

China appeals for 'friendly consultation' in Malaysia's dispute with a state-owned Chinese company over a multimillion-dollar pipeline project

Duterte 'seriously considering' cutting ties with Iceland

Jul 16, 2019

The Philippine president is "seriously considering" cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, which spearheaded a resolution initiating a UN investigation into the thousands of deaths of suspects under his anti-drug crackdown

China's economy growth cools further amid US tariff war

Jul 15, 2019

China's economic growth fall to 26-year low, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders in tariff fight with Trump

Hong Kong protesters march in new outpouring of grievances

Jul 14, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong demand investigation of complaints of police violence, resignation of territory's leader in new outpouring of grievances against government

Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protest targets Chinese traders

Jul 13, 2019

Several thousand people have marched in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory