Indian cities on lockdown for guru’s rape verdict

PANCHKULA: Several north Indian cities were under a security lockdown yesterday, a day before a court was expected to issue a verdict in a...

Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday left for a visit to Israel and Jordan, pursuing a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on...

Deadly disputes over environment and land in India’s wealthiest states

BANGKOK: Deadly clashes last week in southern India, and farmers' protests in the west against a refinery and a bullet train, highlight the increasingly...

North Korean women suffer rape, malnutrition

Domestic violence, sexual assault in workplace common   GENEVA: North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at...

Malaysia prompts alarm in migrant worker crackdown

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has rounded up over 3,000 undocumented migrant workers this month in a major crackdown, prompting alarm Wednesday from lawmakers across the...

Indonesia’s flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

SENTANI: The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia's Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still...

China mulls jail terms for disrespecting flag and national anthem

BEIJING: China's largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect the national anthem or flag in...

Philippines: Asia’s deadliest country for land activists

BANGKOK: Murders of land and environmental activists are surging in the Philippines, making it the deadliest country in Asia, according to campaigners who said...

US returns war trophy bells to the Philippines

Philippine's Ambassador to the US Jose Romualdez visited the bells at a Wyoming air base with US Defense Secretary James Mattis...

Caning leads to collapses for breaking Islamic law

BANDA ACEH: An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned yesterday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention...

Three foreigners, local abducted from luxury resort in Philippine

MANILA: Gunmen kidnapped two Canadian tourists, a Norwegian employee and a Filipina from a luxury resort island in the conflict-wracked southern Philippines, while other...

N Koreans face Mongolia exit as UN sanctions bite

ULAANBAATAR: North Koreans have toiled and slept at construction sites in Mongolia, they have operated cashmere sewing machines, and their acupuncture skills are highly...

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