Myanmar | OIC hopes to send team to study Rohingya’s plight 

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation plans to send a high-level delegation to Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state to assess the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia

Australia | Leader of most populous state quits

The leader of Australia’s most populous state resigned yesterday after his popularity plummeted over a series of decisions during 2016. Sydney-based New South Wales Premier Mike Baird

India | At least 24 children killed in road crash

A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early yesterday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh,

Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue

Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are

Indonesia | Ex-Garuda CEO named as suspect in corruption case

Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency named Emirsyah Satar, a former chief executive officer of state-owned PT Garuda Indonesia, as a suspect in an international bribery case. The agency,

MH370 | Australia defends end of missing plane hunt; investigation continues

Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting yesterday that the enormous costs involved played no

UN report | Asian growth outlook bright despite uncertainty

A United Nations report says Asia’s economic outlook for 2017 is strong despite slowing global growth due to sluggish international trade and investment. The world

South Korea \ Seoul court considers arrest of Samsung de facto head

A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country’s wealthiest business leaders, on charges

Caroline Kennedy boosted | US-Japan ties as US ambassador

Caroline Kennedy stepped down yesterday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the

The Buzz | Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured while working in Thailand

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand. A statement from his representative said the 55-year-old actor fell off a horse and injured his pelvis on

Bollywood | Indian court acquits actor of using illegal arms

Top Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted yesterday of the charge of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbucks in a wildlife preserve 18 years

MH370 | After 3 years, search ends with no plane, few answers

After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration yesterday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate

Inside a North Korean factory | Silk, steam and slogans

As the morning light poured through large windows, women wearing olive-colored overalls, pink aprons and headscarves stood at stations where silkworms were being boiled. Some

Japan | Australian family of four OK after night on mountain

A family of four believed to be from Australia has been rescued after becoming lost on a ski resort in central Japan, where they survived the night

JPMorgan upgrades Indonesia, lifting call that riled Jakarta

JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded its assessment of the Indonesian stock market, reversing an earlier bearish call that prompted Jakarta to stop doing business with the U.S.

Cambodia | Military exercise with US canceled

Cambodia has informed the United States that it is canceling an annual joint military exercise this year, even though planning for the event had already begun, officials