China blames Philippines for South China Sea dispute

BEIJING - A day after the Permanent Court of Arbitration, an international court based in the Hague, ruled in favor of the Philippines for...

Indonesia executes four convicted drug traffickers

JAKARTA - Four people convicted of drug trafficking were executed in Indonesia on July 29 by the Indonesian Government. The four convicts were shot by...

Typhoon Malakas lands in Japan

TOKYO - Typhoon Malakas has arrived in Japan causing heavy rainfall and flooding in southern and central regions of the country. The typhoon has...

Chinese probe North Korean bank suspected of nuclear link

Chinese authorities have reportedly begun an investigation into the executives of Dangdong Branch of North Korea’s Kwangson Banking Corporation along with the North Korean...

Singapore jails Amos Yee for religious ‘insult’

SINGAPORE - 17 year old Singapore blogger Amos Yee has been sentenced to six weeks in jail on September 29 after pleading guilty to...

Southern Japan jolted by 5.7 magnitude quake

OKINANAWA - Located in the South of Japan, Okinawa Island and a chain of its neighbouring islands have been hit by an earthquake with...

Ex-employee stabs 19 people to death in Japan care home

SAGAMIHARA - A former employee has reportedly killed at least 19 people and injured 26 others at a care home facility in Sagamihara, Japan...

China accused of ‘tricking’ dissidents into deportation

BEIJING - On November 12, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangpong were moved from a Thai detention centre and sent back to China without notifying...

Malaysia’s Attorney General clears PM of corruption charges

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has been cleared of corruption charges by the country's Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali. The much-followed...

‘Rohingya’ now a banned word for Myanmar officials

NAYPYIDAW - After a warning from the United Nations that the ongoing violations against the Rohingya could amount to crimes against humanity and an impending...