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Indonesia Detains Polish Man in Conflict-Prone Papua Region

JAKARTA — Indonesian security forces have detained a Polish man in the troubled Papua region on suspicion of links to separatists. A police report seen...
Cambodia's main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party Deputy President Kem Sokha gestures in 2016 during a speech at the party headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

5 Month Jail Sentence for Cambodian Opposition Leader

PHNOM PENH — A Cambodian opposition leader was sentence to five months in jail Friday in the latest face off between the government and opposition as political tensions around challenges to Prime Minister Hun Sen's long-standing autocratic rule show no signs of easing.

1 Dead, 4 Injured in Suicide Bombing in Jakarta

JAKARTA — Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers.
Then Malaysian King Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail, right, and Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, left, pray in 2002 during the Trouping the Colors in conjunction with Malaysia King's official birthday anniversary at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: TehEng Koon / Associated Press

A Look at Malaysia’s Monarchy Before Sultans Pick Next King

KUALA LUMPUR — After stripping Malaysia's royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn't...
Luxury yacht "Equanimity" is anchored in the waters Monday off Batam Island, Indonesia. Photo: Djalu / Associated Press

Malaysia: Indonesia Returns Yacht Seized in Graft Probe

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday that Indonesia has handed over a yacht allegedly bought with money stolen from the...

Cambodia Acknowledges Arrest of Briton Wanted for Pattaya Murder

PHNOM PENH — A British man suspected of involvement in the gangland-style slaying of another Briton in the Thai resort town of Pattaya has...

UN Experts: Al-Qaida Greater Threat Than IS in Some Places

UNITED NATIONS — Al-Qaida's global network remains "remarkably resilient" and poses a greater threat than the Islamic State extremist group in several regions, including Yemen and Somalia, U.N. experts say.
Khieu Samphan, at left, former Khmer Rouge head of state, and Nuon Chea, at right, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sit in the court hall at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh in an October 2013 file photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Photo: Mark Peters / Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP

Last Khmer Rouge Leaders Guilty of Genocide, Get Life Terms

PHNOM PENH — The last surviving leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide,...
A car carrying United States President Donald Trump enters Sentosa island where the summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place at the Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore. Photo : Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Singapore Scare Highlights US Anxiety Over Mystery Injuries

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea's leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China who later became ill.

Asian Club of Strongmen Welcomes ‘Duterte Harry’

VIENTIANE — As bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs, the Philippine president is making waves at his first summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations where he joins a diverse cast of leaders, including some who have found themselves in the cross hairs of human rights watchdogs.


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