Politics

Former Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa blames others for anti-Muslim attacks

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 3:08PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s former strongman leader has blamed unnamed conspirators for carrying out anti-Muslim attacks during his tenure as he tries to woo estranged minority communities in his comeback bid in next month’s parliamentary elections.

Turkish President Erdogan visits China amid Uighur tensions

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:38AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Beijing amid tensions over China’s treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general in fund scandal purge

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:06PM UTC

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has axed his deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle and sacked the attorney general, who heads a task force investigating allegations that Najib received some $700 million in government money.

Indonesia, Britain to step up efforts to fight Islamic State

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 5:48AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Britain have agreed to step up joint efforts to fight their shared enemy, the Islamic State group.

Philippines: Protesters, police clash ahead of Aquino speech

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 4:03PM UTC

Left-wing protesters have clashed with riot policemen amid a downpour as they tried to breach a barricade of barbed wire and vehicles ahead of the Philippine president’s final state of the nation address.