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Malaysian drama deepens with talk of reopening Mongolian model murder case

19 May 2018

KUALA LUMPUR The potential reopening of a probe into the murder 12 years ago of a Mongolian model could spell more trouble for former Malaysian premier Najib Razak, as the new government pressed ahead with investigations into alleged corruption.

Modi's reticence risks carrying stain of rape into India's election year

17 Apr 2018

NEW DELHI As India's rape epidemic gets worse by the year, critics have pointed fingers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for not doing enough to protect the country's women.

Tillerson to press Myanmar army chief to halt violence so Rohingya can return

14 Nov 2017

YANGON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will stress the need to halt violence and stabilise Rakhine State when he meets the head of Myanmar's military on Wednesday in a bid to ease the Rohingya refugee crisis, a senior State Department official said.

Aboard rickety boats or swimming, over 750 Rohingya reach Bangladesh

10 Nov 2017

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON They came in boats, others on flimsy rafts, some even swam. Around 750 Rohingya Muslims made their escape from Myanmar on Friday to reach Bangladesh, where the greatest danger is malnutrition and disease in teeming refugee camps.

Rohingya row to Bangladesh as Myanmar's Suu Kyi runs summit gauntlet

09 Nov 2017

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON Blessed by calmer seas, several hundred more Rohingya Muslims on Thursday joined a multitude of refugees in Bangladesh, as calls grew for upcoming regional summits to exert more pressure on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to stem the crisis.

Rohingya row to Bangladesh as Myanmar's Suu Kyi runs summit gauntlet

09 Nov 2017

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON Blessed by calmer seas, several hundred more Rohingya Muslims on Thursday joined a multitude of refugees in Bangladesh, as calls grew for upcoming regional summits to exert more pressure on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to stem the crisis.

Myanmar warns U.N. scolding could harm talks with Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis

09 Nov 2017

YANGON Myanmar warned on Wednesday that a scolding delivered by the U.N. Security Council could "seriously harm" its talks with Bangladesh over returning home more than 600,000 people who fled to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delaying accord on repatriating Rohingya

01 Nov 2017

YANGON Myanmar insisted on Wednesday it was ready to set up a repatriation process for Rohingya Muslims even as more risked their lives fleeing the country, but it voiced fears Bangladesh was delaying an accord to first get international aid money.

The very idea of a President Trump scares some, bolsters others in Asia

20 May 2016

SINGAPORE Donald Trump's "isolationist" foreign policy pronouncements are feeding insecurity in some Asian nations fearful of China's growing power, and risk emboldening nationalists and authoritarians in the region.

Turkey passes school reform law critics view as Islamic

30 Mar 2012

ISTANBUL Turkey's ruling party pushed through a school reform act on Friday that provoked brawls among parliamentarians and mass protests by secular Turks and teachers, who said the law was pushing an Islamic agenda and would lower education standards.

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