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US says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive

Jan 23, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey's ground and air offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria has distracted from international efforts to ensure the defeat of the Islamic State group

US says it wants to help Indonesia provide maritime security

Jan 23, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration wants to help Indonesia play a central role in maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region

Trial in Kim Jong Nam's murder resumes in Malaysia

Jan 22, 2018

The trial of the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader has resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera videos

Indonesia investigates online insults of Brunei's sultan

Jan 22, 2018

The Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation

Malaysia's Najib criticizes Singapore ties under Mahathir

Jan 16, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has praised his country's recent relations with neighboring Singapore, and criticized what he called an era of confrontation under the leadership of his main political rival, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

Jan 12, 2018

Muslim hard-liners have protested in Indonesia's capital against Facebook's blocking of accounts belonging to their group

Malaysia to pay US firm up to $70M if it finds missing plane

Jan 11, 2018

Malaysia's government will pay U.S. company Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it can find the wreckage or black boxes of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within three months

Singapore arrests 17 suspected in Shell oil heist

Jan 9, 2018

Singapore police arrest 17 men, seize tanker, $2.3 million linked to theft of oil from Shell refinery

Malaysian opposition names 92-year-old Mahathir as PM choice

Jan 8, 2018

Malaysia's opposition alliance names 92-year-old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate for general elections to boost its chances of wrestling power from ruling coalition

Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane

Jan 7, 2018

Malaysia's government has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on...

Jan 12, 2018

Muslim hard-liners have protested in Indonesia's capital against Facebook's blocking of accounts...

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Myanmar faces anger from Muslim world over...

Sep 4, 2017

A Nobel laureate and Muslim nations in Asia criticized Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim...

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Indonesia president: Spread wealth, protect...

Aug 16, 2017

Indonesia's president vows a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to...

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Indonesia lifts threat to ban encrypted app...

Aug 1, 2017

Indonesia's information technology minister says the government will allow the encrypted messaging...

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President orders thorough probe of Indonesia...

May 25, 2017

Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide...

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2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay...

May 23, 2017

Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay...

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