Indonesia urges international community to aid migrants

- President says country calculating budget for sheltering Rohingya; military launches search and rescue operation. By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo called on...

Thai mothers remember misery of coup

- One year on, two coup victims – a mother whose daughter was shot dead at a protest, a wife whose husband remains in...

World’s oldest living person dies at 117

Misao Okawa attributed longevity to eating 'delicious things' and at least 8 hours sleep a night. She was born to a Japanese kimono shop owner in 1898,...

Abu Sayyaf frees kidnapped Philippines marine

Retired soldier had been abducted from his boat by gunmen while transporting passengers April 5. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The Abu Sayyaf has freed a retired...

Myanmar gov’t agrees ceasefire with armed Shan group

Shan group among several large ethnic armed groups that refused to join Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Oct. 15 By Joshua Carroll YANGON - The Myanmar government and a...
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Weekend violence injures 9 in Thai Muslim south

Includes 8 police officers hurt in bomb blasts across region. BANGKOK - Thailand’s Muslim south has been rocked by a spate of violence that injured nine...

Khmer Rouge atrocities remembered with reenactments

Actors in Khmer Rouge dress depict atrocities of regime near stupa where the skulls and bones of victims are displayed PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The...

Thai police: 3 shot dead in insurgency-plagued south

Dead include 2 soldiers and the father of a suspected insurgent in Muslim majority provinces By CS Thana BANGKOK – Three people have been shot dead...

Organizations rally to help Rohingya in Indonesia

AusRelief hands over donations to Rohingya housed in north Sumatran province of Aceh By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA, Indonesia - Since Indonesia agreed to house Muslim Rohingya...

Nuclear watchdog closes Iranian weapons probe

International Atomic Energy Agency finds no credible indication of nuclear weapons program since 2009 ANKARA - The world’s nuclear watchdog on Tuesday announced the end of its...

Nepalis frustrated as earthquake toll rises above 5,200

More than 5,300 killed in Nepal, India and Tibet as emergency services continue rescue operations. KATHMANDU, Nepal  - Tens of thousands of frustrated Nepalis have left capital Kathmandu...

Malaysia and Bangladesh to hold talks on migrant crisis

Foreign ministers will meet Sunday to discuss issues related to illegal Bangladeshi and Muslim Rohingya boat people KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's foreign minister has said...

Cambodian court drops rape case against Ukrainian MP

- Mykola Kniazhytsky’s lawyer says defense didn’t need evidence as plaintiff admitted allegations were made up. By Lauren Crothers PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A rape case...
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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...

South Africa to arrest ex-Israeli chiefs in flotilla case

South Africa has agreed to enforce a Turkish court’s warrants for four ex-Israeli military commanders involved in the 2010 deadly Mavi Marmara attack, police...

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