Indonesia arrests 13 in pre-Christmas terror sweep

Indonesian authorities beef up security- Hardline Muslim groups burn US and Israeli flags JAKARTA: More than a dozen people have been arrested by Indonesian anti-terrorism...

North Korea sentences US tourist to 15 years in prison – Tried to steal...

PYONGYANG: North Korea's highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion yesterday, weeks after authorities presented...

Outrage over N Korea rocket launch

SEOUL: North Korea said yesterday it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as another defiant step towards...

Rohingya in Malaysia warn against fleeing from Bangladesh

PENANG: Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the...

Powerful blast rips through restaurant in Japan; 42 injured

SAPPORO, Japan: Firefighters carry on rescue works after an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, in the northern Hokkaido prefecture yesterday....

Communist Party takes star role in China’s war parade

BEIJING: The undoubted star of China’s giant military parade marking 70 years since Japan’s World War II defeat-and countless television shows on the conflict-will...

Thai court charges disgraced jet-set monk with rape, fraud

BANGKOK: A Thai court charged a disgraced former monk yesterday with the rape of an underage girl, fraud and money laundering, after he was...

Seven Philippine ex-rebels killed by IS-linked gunmen

MANILA: Seven former Muslim rebels have been killed in the southern Philippines, military and police authorities said yesterday, in an attack claimed...

Cambodian on trial for infecting 200 with HIV

PHNOM PENH: An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 200 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles went on trial...

Floods swamp Vietnam as typhoon death toll hits 27

Two dead, thousands flee as floods hit Malaysia's Penang HUE: Floods inundated swathes of central and southern Vietnam yesterday in the wake of a typhoon...

Duterte tests ‘negative’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday that recent cancer tests came back negative, just days after sparking speculation when he revealed doctors were checking...

No common approach with US on fighting IS: Russia – Islamic State is the...

KUALA LUMPUR/MOSCOW: Russia and the United States have not been able to agree on a common approach to fighting Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei...

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