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Majority of boat migrants found to be Bangladeshi – 700 refugees’ fate in diplomatic tussle

More reason for calm in Korea’s MERS scare – Downplaying danger and inadvertently hyping it

Precarious limbo awaits Rohingya who make it to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is a beacon for ethnic Rohingya fleeing oppression and violence in Myanmar, but countless migrants like Mohammed Ismail are still searching for the promised land years after…

Philippine leader likens China to Nazi Germany – ‘World cannot continue to appease Beijing’

S Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus – Schools cancel classes, public alarm over MERS

US calls for Myanmar to give citizenship for Rohingyas – 18-24 months neeeded to resettle refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: A senior US official said yesterday that resettlement in a third country is not the answer to the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia and called…

Beijing imposes ban on indoor smoking – Drastic change for nation of smokers

Qatar drops death for Filipino ‘Spy’

8.5-magnitude quake strikes off east Japan

TOKYO: A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan yesterday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no reports of damage…

Migrant meeting ends with no major results – Myanmar warns against ‘finger pointing’

BANGKOK: A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended yesterday with no major breakthroughs beyond a consensus to keep talking. Myanmar criticized…

Dozens may have come in contact with anthrax

WASHINGTON: As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one…

Bride and prejudice: Rare ethnic marriages reflect China tensions

HOTAN: It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship. And they were furious. A year later, her Uighur…