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Man sentenced to 15 years in jail for lèse majesté

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Officials Dismiss Indonesian Principal Behind Jihad Parade

JAKARTA — Education officials in Indonesia have dismissed a kindergarten principal after a video of veiled children carrying replica weapons in a street parade...

Pacific Ministers Commit to Move Ahead With Pact Without US

HANOI — The Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out.
Indonesian red cross team carry the body of a tsunami victim following a massive earthquake and tsunami Monday at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

At Mass Grave Above Indonesian City, Many Questions Linger

PALU, Indonesia — From the mountain range, the bay was a sparkling blue and the small city huddled around it a mosaic of bright...
United Malays National Organization's (UMNO) Pexresident Ahmad Zahid Hamidi waves as he walks into courtroom Friday at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Malaysia Ex-Deputy PM Charged With Graft, Money Laundering

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's former deputy prime minister has been charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars in...
Reuters journalist Thet Oo Maung Maung, known as Wa Lone, is escorted by police upon arrival at court Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, outside Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Thein Zaw / Associated Press

Verdict Delayed for Reuters Reporters in Myanmar Secrets Case

A Myanmar court has delayed the verdict against two Reuters journalists on the charge of possessing official documents illegally ...
Islamic militant Wawan Kurniawan, center, is escorted by masked police officers upon arrival for his Thursday trial at West Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

Indonesian Court Rules Militant Guilty of Extremism

JAKARTA — An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic militant on Thursday to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty of conducting training in...

Junta: Free Movie Screening Campaign Is Not Populism

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