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Malaysian navy boat and crew, that went missing off Johor waters, found safe

Malaysian navy boat and crew, that...

May 23

KUALA LUMPUR — Nine Malaysian navy crew members missing for almost four days have been found safe, officials said, after their small craft vanished during an anti-poaching mission.

Differences over ‘TPP minus 1’ between NZ, Malaysia highlight obstacles to pact

Differences over ‘TPP minus 1’...

May 23

HANOI — New Zealand’s top trade official said his country would not gain much from major changes to a landmark Pacific trade pact, highlighting obstacles to finalising the deal...

Trump arrives in Israel, says peace deal is crucial

Trump arrives in Israel, says peace...

May 23

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump began a two-day visit to Israel yesterday with what amounted to a blunt assessment for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: If Israel really...

21 injured in Bangkok hospital bomb blast on coup anniversary

21 injured in Bangkok hospital bomb...

May 22

BANGKOK — A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital wounded 21 people on Monday (May 22), the third anniversary of the 2014 military coup, with the army chief blaming...

North Korea ready to mass-produce, deploy new missile

North Korea ready to mass-produce,...

May 22

SEOUL — North Korea said on Monday (May 22) it is ready to start mass-producing and deploying a new medium-range missile that can reach Japanese and American targets, following...

China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row

China sidesteps Duterte claim of war...

May 22

BEIJING — China on Monday (May 22) sidestepped claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it had threatened to go to war over the disputed South China Sea.

UN urges Indonesia to free jailed Jakarta governor

UN urges Indonesia to free jailed...

May 22

JAKARTA — The United Nations pressed Indonesia on Monday (May 22) to release Jakarta's jailed Christian governor and repeal blasphemy laws which they say undermine religious...

Outcry at Philippine ban on religious ‘distractions’

Outcry at Philippine ban on religious...

May 22

MANILA — Philippine authorities have banned hanging rosaries and religious icons off car dashboards because of safety concerns, prompting an outcry from the Catholic Church...