Sunday, January 20, 2019

Breakfast at risk: Philippines tries to turn the tide on fish losses

MANILA: Dried fish for breakfast, fried to a crisp with a splash of spiced vinegar, garlic fried rice and a runny egg yolk, is...

Alarm over Duterte ‘death squad’ plan

MANILA: Rights groups raised fears yesterday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans to create a "death squad" targeting suspected communist rebels, saying it...

Blast kills 23 in northern Chinese city

Truck carrying combustible chemicals explodes ZHANGJIAKOU: A truck carrying combustible chemicals exploded at the entrance of a chemical factory in a northern Chinese city that...

For God and country: South Korea grants a Christian convert asylum

Iranian teenager converts to Christianity SEOUL: When hundreds of Yemenis arrived in South Korea seeking asylum after fleeing their war-torn country, opponents decried their Muslim...

Doomed Lion Air plane was ‘not airworthy’ on penultimate flight

Pilots on final flight reported 'control problem' JAKARTA: A Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea off Indonesia last month was not in an...

Indonesia’s new ‘heresy app’ draws fire

JAKARTA: A new Indonesian government app that lets the public report suspected cases of religious heresy is drawing fire as rights groups warn it...

Indonesian app to report ‘misguided’ religion and beliefs

JAKARTA: Indonesia's national human rights agency said yesterday it was concerned about the launch of a mobile application by the Jakarta Prosecutor's Office, which...

Malaysia arrests four Finns for distributing ‘Christian pamphlets’

KUALA LUMPUR: Four Finns have been arrested on a holiday island in Muslim-majority Malaysia for allegedly distributing pamphlets about Christianity, police said yesterday, and...

Outcry, arrests over abattoir pumping cattle with water in China

BEIJING: Police in eastern China have detained 29 suspects linked to an abattoir that pumped up to 120 liters of water over a 12-hour...

Xi visits Philippines to cozy up to historical American ally

  MANILA: Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit yesterday to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aims to boost blossoming ties...

Indonesia’s mosques spreading radicalism

JAKARTA: Dozens of Indonesian mosques that cater to government workers are spreading radicalism and calling for violence against non-Muslims, the country's intelligence agency said...

‘Moral panic’ grips Indonesia’s vulnerable LGBT community

Hardline rhetoric and a string of arrests spark fears JAKARTA: Indonesian Budi Ahmad used to live openly as a gay man without fear of becoming...

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