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‘Junior jihadis’ march sparks outrage in Indonesia

PROBOLINGGO: An Indonesian kindergarten apologized yesterday after images of its pint-sized students marching in niqab veils and carrying cardboard cutouts of assault rifles sparked outrage. Organizers were left red-faced after…

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, 10 dead JAKARTA: The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that…

Fresh quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok

Strong earthquake triggers landslides, damaging buildings MATARAM: A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok yesterday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing just two weeks after a…

Philippines’ Duterte could resign if Marcos Jr becomes VP: Official

China rebuffs Duterte’s South China Seas rebuke MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice presidential…

9 die in Taiwan hospice blaze

TAIPEI: Nine people were killed and 30 injured in a blaze that broke out yesterday at a hospice for the terminally ill near Taiwan’s capital Taipei, fire officials said. All…

South Korea woman given rare jail term for spycam crime

SEOUL: A South Korean court yesterday slapped a woman with a rare jail term for secretly photographing a male nude model, in a case that sparked controversy over double standards.…

China tabloid defends Xinjiang clampdown

BEIJING: Tough security measures have prevented the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang from turning into “China’s Syria”, a state-run newspaper said yesterday after a UN report raised concerns about the…

Indonesia’s quake death toll tops 400

JAKARTA: The death toll from an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has topped 400, authorities said yesterday, as bodies were still being recovered from the ruins of destroyed…

For wetter or worse: Philippine bride defies storm

MANILA: A beaming bride defiantly marching up a flooded church aisle in the Philippines has won hearts as the country suffers a fresh bout of monsoonal rains. Jobel Delos Angeles,…

11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar

BANGKOK: An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official said yesterday. Malaysian Muslims…

Aftershocks rock Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

Evacuation shelters that are short of food, clean water MATARAM: The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 yesterday, as strong aftershocks…

Malaysia told to stop ‘policing’ women’s clothing

KUALA LUMPUR; The Malaysian government’s plan to introduce a dress code for Muslim women in the workplace has sparked a backlash from women’s rights groups, which accuse officials of acting…

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