Philippine forces hunt top IS-linked militant

MANILA: Philippine security forces hunting one of the world's most-wanted Islamist militants were battling gunmen in a southern city yesterday, authorities said. Isnilon Hapilon,...

India’s first bullet train project deepens Japanese ties

Eyeing China, two leaders pledge more defense, security projects GANDHINAGAR, India: The leaders of India and Japan agreed yesterday to deepen defense ties and push...

Maldives arrests veep over plot to kill prez

MALE, Maldives: Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was arrested yesterday over last month's alleged attempt to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen in a bomb blast...

Mekong women forced into marriage in China

Cambodian bride narrates 6-year ordeal as destitute PHNOM PENH: Nary, a Cambodian victim of forced marriage to a...

Singapore vows to prosecute American over HIV data leak

SINGAPORE: Singapore vowed yesterday it will bring back and prosecute an American man accused of leaking data on thousands of people with...

Singaporean couple jailed for ‘worst of its kind’ maid abuse

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean couple was yesterday jailed for abusing a Myanmar maid after the pair force-fed her with a funnel, made her...

Canada asks China for clemency for drug trafficker

DALIAN, China: This photograph taken and released by the Intermediate Peoples’ Court of Dalian on January 14, 2019 shows Canadian Robert...

Philippine troops rescue abducted Catholic priest

MANILA: Philippine troops have rescued a Roman Catholic priest and another civilian who were among dozens of people abducted in May when hundreds of...

Top North Korean general on way to US ahead of summit

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump confirmed yesterday that a senior North Korean official is headed to New York for talks as preparations for his...

Indonesia’s Aceh whips five amorous couples

BANDA ACEH: A group of unmarried couples were whipped in Indonesia's Aceh province after they were caught behaving amorously - a crime...

North Korea brands US president ‘warmonger’

HANOI: North Korea lashed out yesterday at Donald Trump's "warmonger's" tour of Asia as the US president landed in Hanoi on the latest leg...

Japan orders major poultry cull after bird flu outbreak

'South Korea to cull 3 percent of poultry' TOKYO: Japan has started culling more than 300,000 chickens and ducks after the discovery of a highly...

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