Government And Politics

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam's killing seeking release

Mar 14, 2019

Vietnam is urging Malaysia to release the second woman accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader

Thailand PM croons, brags about successes on official trip

Mar 14, 2019

Thailand's military-installed prime minister crooned a love song and boasted of his government's achievements during an official visit to his home province in the northeast ahead of the March 24 election

US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in disputed sea

Mar 14, 2019

A U.S. Navy flagship has sailed through the South China Sea with its commander renewing an American vow to "sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to" amid China's objection to U.S. presence in the sea

Malaysia backtracks on plans to abolish death penalty

Mar 14, 2019

Malaysia's government backtracks on abolishing capital punishment, saying instead it will no longer be mandatory and would apply to fewer types of crimes

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as toxic waste sickens students

Mar 13, 2019

Malaysia's government has ordered 111 schools in southern Johor state to close after toxic waste illegally dumped into a river sickened scores of students and teachers

China: Taiwan's moves like 'stretching arm to block a car'

Mar 13, 2019

China says attempts by Taiwan's government to block its goal of bringing the self-governing island under Beijing's control are like "stretching out an arm to block a car"

Asian shares fall amid continuing global uncertainties

Mar 13, 2019

Asian shares are lower amid continuing global uncertainties that weighed on stocks as some traders took profits from an earlier rally

Village cheers return of Indonesia woman in North Korea case

Mar 12, 2019

Jubilant villagers have greeted the young Indonesian woman freed after Malaysia dropped charges that she killed the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader two years ago

US envoy calls China's Muslim camps 'horrific,' wants probe

Mar 12, 2019

A U.S. envoy on religion has described China's internment of an estimated 1 million Muslims as a "horrific situation," and called for an investigation

China says Muslim 'training' centers will slowly disappear

Mar 12, 2019

China says heavily guarded internment camps for Muslims which it calls vocational training centers will gradually disappear if there comes a time that "society does not need" them