Category: Asia

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staffMay 12, 2018

Myanmar – 19 killed in TNLA rebel attacks near China border

At least 19 people, including four members of the security forces, were killed by an armed group near the main ...

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staffMay 12, 2018

EX-PM Najib banned from leaving Malaysia

Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been banned from leaving the country, immigration officials say. This comes after Mr Najib ...

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staffMay 12, 2018

UN gains unprecedented North Korea access

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) believes there is a “sense of optimism” among North Korea’s leaders ...

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staffMay 10, 2018

Malaysia set to have world’s oldest leader

Mahathir Mohamad is on course to become the world’s oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s ...

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staffMay 9, 2018

Afghanistan – ISIL claims bomb attacks in Kabul

Gunmen set off at least three explosions in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and then battled security forces from buildings they occupied ...

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staffMay 9, 2018

Pakistan passes landmark transgender rights law

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s parliament has passed a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender citizens and outlawing discrimination by both ...

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staffMay 8, 2018

China: Former political star Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life

A former senior Communist Party official who was once tipped to become the future president of China has been sentenced to life ...

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staffMay 8, 2018

Kim Jong-un met Xi in China ahead of nuclear talks

Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held a meeting in China ahead of a summit between North Korea ...

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staffMay 7, 2018

Afghanistan: Yaqoubi mosque blast kills 14, wounds dozens

At least 14 people have been killed by an explosion at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that is being used as ...

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staffMay 7, 2018

OIC to assume ‘stronger role’ over Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed regret for not “responding immediately” to the Rohingya crisis, while ...