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Malaysia Police Raid Ex-PM House as Part of Corruption Probe

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police spent hours early Thursday searching former Prime Minister Najib Razak's house, reportedly part of a money-laundering investigation linked to a state investment fund that is being investigated abroad.

UN: Myanmar Violence Meant to Expel Rohingya

GENEVA — A report by the U.N. human rights office says attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar point to a strategy to instill "widespread...
This undated photo shows the emblem of the Vietnamese communist party on a government building.

Vietnam Arrests Phone Exec, Gov’t Official Over Fund Losses

HANOI — A former chairman of one of Vietnam's largest mobile phone operators and a senior Communications Ministry official have been arrested for alleged economic mismanagement, the latest to fall in a widening crackdown on corruption by communist authorities.
Muslim protesters shout slogans at a rally against Jakarta's Christian governor who was convicted of blasphemy in May 2017. Photo: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

Police Investigate Indonesian President’s Son for Blasphemy

JAKARTA — Indonesian police are investigating allegations of blasphemy and hate speech against the youngest son of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
Indonesian Police officers man a roadblock outside the headquarters of elite police force Mobile Brigade, following a prison riot inside the compound Wednesday in Depok, West Java, Indonesia. Photo: Dita Alangkara / Associated Press

5 Officers, 1 Inmate Dead in Indonesia Detention Center Riot

JAKARTA — Five officers and one prisoner were killed in a riot at a police detention center in a city near Indonesia's capital that authorities allege was earlier being targeted by Islamic militants, an official said Wednesday.

Women on Trial Visit Airport Where Kim Jong Nam Was Attacked

SEPANG, Malaysia — The two women accused of killing the North Korean leader's half brother toured the Malaysian airport Tuesday as participants in their murder trial visited the scene of the attack.

Dozens Missing After Ferry Sinking at Indonesia’s Lake Toba

Dozens of people are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month.

MH17 Investigators Appeal for Information About Buk Photo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk Thursday after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. Photo: Evan Vucci / Associated Press

The Art of the Walk? Summit Collapse and Trump’s Diplomacy

HANOI — President Donald Trump framed the breakdown of his nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as wisely knowing when "to walk."...
A palm oil plantation in 2007 in Riau, Indonesia. Photo: Hayden / Wikimedia Commons

Greenpeace Links Forest Destruction for Palm Oil to Brands

JAKARTA — Greenpeace says global consumer brands continue to buy palm oil from companies that are cutting down Indonesia's rainforests despite repeated pledges to...

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