Malaysia suspends permit of business paper over fraud report

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 3:16PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s The Edge media group says the government has suspended its publishing permits for three months over reports alleging fraud by controversial state investment fund 1MDB.

Burma ethnic peace talks recess without peace agreement

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 2:52PM UTC

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — A three-day round of talks between the government and leaders of ethnic rebel groups has concluded without a sought-after ceasefire draft agreement to end decades of warring.

Philippines to check alleged abductions in religious sect

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 2:16PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Department of Justice has ordered an investigation into allegations that some ministers critical of leaders of an influential religious sect have been abducted as part of an internal dispute.

China warns Japan against downplaying WWII responsibility

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 6:02PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A Chinese envoy has warned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe against absolving Japan from responsibility for wartime aggression in his statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the hostilities.

Maldives president names new VP after predecessor ousted

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 8:14AM UTC

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president of the Maldives has appointed his trusted tourism minister as vice president a day after parliament ousted his former deputy on negligence charges. President Yameen Abdul Gayoom swore in Ahmed Adeeb as vice president at a closed ceremony Wednesday. The 33-year-old Adeeb’s appointment was