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Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, center, a prominent Vietnamese blogger, stands trial in 2017 in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Photo: Tien Minh / Associated Press

Vietnam Frees Popular Blogger on Condition She Leave for US

HANOI — Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, shakes hands with Vietnam's Air Force Deputy Commander Gen. Bui Anh Chung as he visits Bien Hoa airbase, where the U.S. army stored the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, in Bien Hoa city, Wednesday outside Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Photo: Associated Press

US Defense Secretary Sees the Enduring Costs of Vietnam War

BIEN HOA, Vietnam — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is getting a firsthand look at the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. Mattis visited...
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich, left, review an honor guard in January in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Tran Van Minh / Associated Press

Mattis Trip to Vietnam Aimed at Countering China’s Influence

WASHINGTON — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is...
Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks before a court hearing at Federal Court in September in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Malaysian PM-in-Waiting Anwar Takes Oath as Lawmaker

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after...
Anwar Ibrahim, left, stands next to Malaysia Prima Minister Mahathir Mohamad during the 1998 UMNO Annual Meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Vincent Thian / Associated Press

Voting Opens in Malaysia By-Election for PM-in-Waiting Anwar

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia — Voting has begun in a by-election is expected to see charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim win a parliamentary seat and...
This undated photo shows the emblem of the Vietnamese communist party on a government building.

Vietnam Jails Activist for Using Facebook to Abuse Freedoms

HANOI — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to five years in prison after finding him guilty of abusing democratic freedoms...

Malaysia Set to Abolish Death Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's new government said it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move...
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her speech beside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their joint press remarks following their bilateral meeting at the Akasaka Palace state guest house Tuesday in Tokyo. Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura / Associated Press

Japan Urges Myanmar to Conduct Credible Rohingya Probe

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Myanmar's leader Tuesday that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is...
An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Malaysia Plans New Taxes to Help Pay off Snowballing Debt

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Tuesday the government plans to introduce new tax measures to help raise funds to...
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, sits next to Malaysia's reform icon Anwar Ibrahim during a Monday rally in Port Dickson. Photo: Vincent Thian / Associated Press

Malaysian PM Rallies for Successor, Former Foe Anwar

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support...

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