Thailand still reluctant to take in migrants adrift at sea

- History dictates that Thailand will now play a peripheral role in the housing of migrants stuck at sea. By Max Constant BANGKOK - Thailand has...

UPDATE – More than 7,000 dead in Nepal quake

More than 7,000 people have been killed in Nepal, India and Tibet as emergency services continue rescue operations. KATHMANDU, Nepal – The number of the...

Wanted Abu Sayyaf suspect arrested in Philippines south

Police director says suspect involved in 2001 mass kidnapping during which two hostages were beheaded By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Philippine security forces captured...

Report: Cease-fire between Myanmar army, rebels over

Newspaper reports says Myanmar army has continued its offensive, despite Kokang rebels cease-fire announcement. YANGON - Less than a week after ethnic rebels in Myanmar’s northeast Kokang region...
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Afghan imams denounce terrorism and militancy

Hundreds gather in Kabul to condemn violence against civilians. KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of religious scholars and imams have gathered Thursday in the Afghan capital of Kabul...

Malaysian brothers who lost father settle MH370 suit

Negligence suit withdrawn after mother of 2 boys whose father was onboard missing flight accepts confidential terms KUALA LUMPUR - A legal suit filed on...

2 Indonesians, 5 Thais arrested for fisheries slavery

Suspects are accused of trafficking men to work as slaves in fishing industry on remote Indonesian island. JAKARTA - Indonesian police say they have arrested...
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Philippines: Businessmen fear kidnappings in south

Release of 4 men highlights problems businessmen face working in rebel zones, with payment for ransom a lucrative industry. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines  – A businesswoman has...

Russia: Concern over fallout from sanctions on Turkey

Analysts point out that Russia has much to lose from freezing economic cooperation By Zaki Shaikh and Andrew Jay Rosenbaum LONDON - Analysts from both within and...

4 dead, 5 injured in Southern Philippines storms

Officials issue flood and landslide warnings as storms continue to batter Muslim south By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Philippine disaster officials said Friday that...

IOM chief wants SEA to take positive view of migration

- On eve of regional meet on boat people crisis director-general of International Organization for Migration states world has got to get away from...

One year after coup, few Thais dare to show defiance

- Small anti-junta gathering on anniversary of ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s overthrow sees 7 students taken away by plainclothes officers. By Max Constant BANGKOK – Public protests...

Philippines: Typhoon Noul weakens, leaves 2 dead

Weakens Monday, after tearing across Philippines' northeast, leaving two people dead and thousands in temporary accommodation. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Typhoon Noul weakened Monday after...

China temporarily closes Yemen embassy

The Chinese embassy in Yemen has been temporarily closed, a Yemeni diplomat said Monday. SANAA –  The closure of the embassy in capital Sanaa and...
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US official says no rush over trans-Pacific trade pact

Trade representative says deal will not be inked without public consultation; final draft to be made public in all 12 countries. KUALA LUMPUR - The U.S.’s...

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