Kim Jong Nam | Alias Facebook account shut down

A Facebook account that appears to be owned by the recently assassinated half-brother of the North Korean leader has surfaced under the alias confirmed by Malaysian authorities, Kim

China loses a friend – and leverage – with Kim’s murder

Kim Jong Nam, 45, lived out of North Korea for many years and had close links to China. He started families in both Beijing and Macau,

Mystery deepens, questions build in North Korea princeling death 

What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant “it’s-gotta-be-Pyongyang” reaction from Seoul’s spy agency,

Diplomats meet with woman arrested

Indonesian diplomats have met with a woman arrested in Malaysia for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother and confirmed she is an

Philippines | Duterte asked to release bank account details

An opposition senator pressed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday to publicly release details of his bank accounts to disprove allegations that he had large sums of undeclared

Thailand | Police raid temple belonging to Buddhist sect

Thai police raided the head temple of a controversial Buddhist sect yesterday but failed to find and arrest the abbot, who faces criminal charges over accepting USD40 million in embezzled

This Day in History | 1979 – China invades Vietnam

China has sent hundreds of troops into Vietnam after weeks of tension and a military build-up along the border. Vietnamese Vice-Foreign Minister Nguyen Ko Tach

In eye of storm, N. Koreans fete leader’s birthday

Unaware of reports his eldest son — and current leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother — was killed just days ago in what appears to have been

The North Korean Mata Haris

* Movies: 50 Shades Darker * Books: The Freedom Broker * Music: Son Volt, “Notes of Blue” * Wine: The Pride of Peru

News of the world | North Korean and its long history of using women spies

A South Korean passenger plane that exploded off the coast of Southeast Asia. Army officers lured into sexual encounters. A secret agent spirited back to North Korea in a

Two women, one man arrested in Kim Jong Nam’s death in Malaysia

Two women and a man have been arrested in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's half brother who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair

Indonesia | Unofficial tally points to second vote for Jakarta’s governor

Unofficial counts indicate the acrimonious election for the Indonesian capital’s governor will head to a second round in April with the incumbent, a minority Christian, failing to secure the 50 percent needed

Cambodia | Briton arrested in slaying at Pattaya resort town

A British man suspected of involvement in the gangland-style slaying of another Briton in the Thai resort town of Pattaya has been arrested, Cambodian authorities said yesterday.

New Zealand | Wildfires prompt hundreds of evacuations

Hundreds of people in New Zealand’s second-largest city were evacuated from their homes yesterday as wildfires burned down several houses and threatened to encroach further into some suburbs.

Australia | Sri Lankan prime minister says refugees safe to come home

Sri Lankan asylum seekers held on Pacific island camps who could potentially find new lives in the United States are free to return home without fear of persecution, Sri

South Korea | Investigators seek arrest of Samsung heir again

South Korean prosecutors are attempting for a second time to arrest Samsung’s de facto leader, who faces bribery allegations in connection with a massive political scandal.