East Timor | Main parties able to form gov’t but lose ground 

East Timor’s two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend parliamentary election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces

Thailand | ‘Darknet’ suspect’s flashy cars raised eyebrows

The neighbors had their suspicions. The young Canadian accused of masterminding the world’s leading “darknet” internet marketplace lived a seemingly quiet life for more than a

Philippines | Congress extends martial law in south amid siege

The Philippine Congress on Saturday overwhelmingly approved the president’s appeal for martial law in the south to be extended to the end of the year to

Nature | Japan: More photographs captured of likely melted Fukushima fuel

A trove of new images captured in the past few days show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel from inside one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima

Feature | Professor Jenny Hocking poses for a portrait in Kensington

A historian is going to court this month in an attempt to force Australian authorities to release secret letters that would reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew

East Timor | Vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

Preliminary results from East Timor’s parliamentary election show the Fretilin party has won the most votes while its partner in the national unity government has suffered a slump in support.

Indonesia | Joko: Shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says police should shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest because of a narcotics crisis facing the country. Presidential spokesman Johan

East Timor vote highlights young nation’s uneven progress

Almost two dozen parties are contesting parliamentary elections in East Timor this weekend that are likely to return independence heroes to power despite frustration in the young

Philippines | Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

The Philippine president flew for the first time yesterday to a besieged southern city to cheer troops who have been trying to quell a nearly

AP Interview | Philippine rebel refuses to broker for militants

The leader of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group says Islamic State-linked militants wanted his group to broker their possible withdrawal from Marawi city during the

Indonesia | Hizbut group seeking global caliphate banned

The Indonesian government yesterday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by

Korea | Police examining if defector returned to North willingly

Police in South Korea’s capital yesterday began investigating how a North Korean woman who defected in 2014 and made South Korean TV appearances ended up

Thailand | Army general convicted of human trafficking

A Thai army general was one of the most prominent figures found guilty yesterday in a major human trafficking trial that included more than 103 defendants accused

Japan says this is a time to raise pressure on North Korea

Japan called Monday for increased pressure on North Korea, saying this is not a time for dialogue. Government spokesman Norio Maruyama said North Korea reached

Indonesia | Parliament speaker denies corruption allegations

The speaker of Indonesia’s parliament, once hailed by President Donald Trump as one of Indonesia’s most powerful men, has denied any wrongdoing after being named

Philippines | Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the southern third of the country until the end of the year because

Australia | Second senator quits because of dual citizenship

A second Australian senator in less than a week said yesterday she was quitting Parliament after discovering she was a dual national and had therefore never

Offbeat | US YouTube star in Thailand finds coin stunt falls flat

An American expat in Thailand who is a YouTube star with 3.29 million subscribers is in hot water for posting a video of an age-old practice among kids: