Brunei won’t enforce gay sex death penalty

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei's sultan has announced death by stoning for gay sex and adultery will not be enforced after a global...

China ‘putting Muslims in concentration camps’

WASHINGTON: The United States has accused China of putting well more than a million minority Muslims in "concentration camps," in some of...

China using app for mass surveillance

Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behavior HONG KONG: Chinese authorities are using a mobile app designed for mass...

Hunting for fake news and trolls in Indonesia polls

JAKARTA: The first online troll I met was a middle-aged, potbellied Indonesian man, dressed casually in jeans and sneakers. He said his...

Over 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia

JAKARTA: Ten days after Indonesia held the world's biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illneses...

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to protest new extradition laws

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of people marched on Hong Kong's parliament yesterday to demand the scrapping of proposed extradition rules that...

Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Former US vice president challenges Trump WASHINGTON: Former US Vice President Joe Biden jumped into the race for the...

Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties

Moscow supports efforts to prevent nuclear conflicts VLADIVOSTOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with North Korean leader Kim...

Second earthquake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

PORAC: Philippine rescuers raced yesterday to reach some two dozen people still feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a...

Philippine earthquake leaves 5 dead

Three bodies pulled out of a four-storey building MANILA: Five people were killed when at least two buildings...

Anger as Malaysian cleared of murdering an Indonesian maid

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep...

One month after IS ‘caliphate’ defeated, challenges aplenty

Syrian Christians pray during Palm Sunday at the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish-controlled city...

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