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China restricts Ramadan fasting in Muslim region

BEIJING: Chinese officials have restricted civil servants, students and children in a mainly Muslim region from fasting during Ramadan, government websites said as the holy month began yesterday. The country’s…

British pedophile gets life for Malaysia abuse

LONDON: A British pedophile who preyed on Christian children in an impoverished part of Kuala Lumpur was sentenced yesterday to life with a minimum term of 25 years. Judge Peter…

Philippine president-elect urges public to kill drug dealers

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest…

Philippine troops seize Islamic militant camp

Japan praises boy who survived after abandonment in forest

TOKYO: Nearly a week after he was abandoned in the forest by his parents, the boy did not shed a tear when he was found safe yesterday. The soldier who…

Bones of 18th-century priest shed new light on Japan Christian past

TOKYO: Disguised as a samurai in kimono and topknot, Italian missionary Giovanni Battista Sidotti stole ashore on a small Japanese island in 1708, daring to enter a land hostile to…

Outrage after Duterte justifies Philippine journalists’ murders world’s most dangerous nation for reporters?

Japan erupts in anger over a boy abandoned in forest – Punishment for being naughty?

Chinese worker wounded in Pakistan bomb attack

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF – ‘More women are coming to ask to have their second child’

Obama makes history with Hiroshima visit – US president meets survivors, offers no apology

HIROSHIMA: US President Barack Obama paid moving tribute to victims of the first atomic bomb yesterday, offering a comforting embrace to a tearful man who survived the devastating attack on…

Cambodia jails PM bodyguards over attack on opposition MPs

PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian court yesterday jailed for a year three bodyguards of Prime Minister Hun Sen for attacking two opposition politicians during a march by government supporters, but the…