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As Rakhine Bleeds, Muslims Persecuted Across Myanmar: Report

BANGKOK — A new report says persecution of Muslims has spread across Myanmar beyond the Rohingya homeland of Rakhine, where a paroxysm of violence has claimed hundreds of lives since it erupted last month.

Malaysian PM Leads Protest in Solidarity With Palestinians

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led thousands of Muslims in a rally Friday to show solidarity with Palestinians, slamming the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Junta Threatens Right-Wing ASTV-Manager Weekly

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Thailand to Extradite 'Silk Road' Adviser

Reuters

BANGKOK — A Canadian man arrested in Thailand over his alleged role as a senior adviser to the creator of the underground Silk Road website will be extradited to the United States next month, police said on today.
In this June 28, 2018, photo, Mustawkima, sits in her relative's shelter as she talks about abandoning her previous shelters destroyed by heavy rains in Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. Photo: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Nowhere to Run: Rohingya Hunker Down as Monsoon Arrives

UKHIYA, Bangladesh — A violent military campaign sent scores of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims running for their lives. Now the monsoon season is bringing fresh dangers to the 900,000 Rohingya who had hoped to find safety in Bangladesh's refugee camps.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. Photo: Evan Vucci / Associated Press

US Sanctions Singapore Companies Over N Korea Dealings

WASHINGTON — The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on the Singapore-based director of a commodities company accused of laundering money for North Korea through...

Thai Authorities Summon Environmental Activist Over Dam Forum

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Cambodia’s Ruling Party Claims Sweeping Win in Senate Vote

PHNOM PENH — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a sweeping win in Sunday's elections for the country's Senate, a victory that it assured itself by eliminating any serious opposition from the contest.
Photo: Nicolas Lannuzel

Singapore Bans Former Goldman Sachs Exec with 1MDB Links

SINGAPORE — Singapore regulators placed a lifetime ban Wednesday on a former Goldman Sachs banker who faces criminal charges in the United States and...
Le Phuc Hai, 66, at left, and To Gia Huy, 9, sit after having Trump and Kim haircuts Tuesday in Hanoi. Photo: Hau Dinh / Associated Press

Kim or Trump? Hanoi Barber Offers Free Hairdos

HANOI — At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his...

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