Asia News

Mattis thanks Vietnam for supporting sanctions on N. KoreaU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is thanking Vietnam for supporting U.N. sanctions against North Korea and expressing hope for building closer military ties to Hanoi
The Associated Press9 minutes ago
Philippine troops capture suspected Spanish terror supporterPhilippine army troops have captured a Spanish man they say was carrying grenades and bomb parts and is believed to be supporter of Islamic State group-linked Abu Sayyaf militants
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Sweden calls on China to release detained book publisherSweden says it expects China to release a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train by Chinese police four days previously while in the company of his country's diplomats
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Dinh Manh Thang, standing, and Trinh Xuan Thanh, seated left, appear in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Thang is accused of embezzling $222,000 from a property project. Thang is the brother of Dinh La Thang, former Politburo member of the ruling Communist Party and former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam who was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Monday for mismanagement. (An Dang/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
Court in Vietnam starts 2nd embezzlement trial of executiveA court in Vietnam has started the trial of a former executive accused of embezzling from the state oil giant and who Germany says was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 photo, Mehdi, 17, who was injured in a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in October which killed his 14-year-old brother, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his home in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mehdi suffered burns on the entire upper left side of his body and his vision and hearing have been impaired. Survivors of recent horrific attacks by the Islamic State group in Kabul are struggling to come to terms with their losses, often forever scarred from the ordeal they lived through. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Forever scarred, survivors of IS Kabul attacks struggle onForever scarred, survivors of horrific IS attacks in Kabul struggle to come to terms with their losses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Insurgents attack children's group in eastern AfghanistanAfghan officials say that a group of gunmen have attacked a non-governmental organization in eastern Nangarhar province
The Associated Press2 hours ago
North Korean defector Park Sang-hak tears a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a press conference against the North Korea's participation in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. A team of South Korean officials travelled to North Korea on Tuesday to check logistics for joint events ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, as the rivals exchanged rare visits to each other amid signs of warming ties. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Activists rip Kim Jong Un's photo in Olympic protestAnti-Pyongyang activists have ripped photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the latest of protests against South Korea's outreach to North Korea over next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this April 25, 2015, photo, fans of the Nanjing Qianbao soccer team hold their team's banner before a match in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. The soccer club is invested by part of Qianbao. Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. On Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, hundreds of people marched in freezing weather in Nanjing, where Qianbao was founded in 2012, shouting for the government to take action. (Chinatopix via AP)
China tries to quell protests over failed investment schemePolice in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing police say they have detained 11 people for setting up social media accounts to organize protests over the collapse of an investment scheme that took as much as $4.7 billion from depositors
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US drone kills 2 militants from Haqqani network in PakistanPakistani officials and police say two missiles fired from a U.S. drone have struck a home near the Afghan border, killing two militants from the Haqqani network
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Indonesian special forces demonstrate snake-handling Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, for U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
Indonesian troops show off snake-handling skills for MattisU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gets an up-close look at Indonesian commandos - including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Rohingya refugee women queue up outside a relief distribution center at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriationMyanmar says it's ready to begin repatriating Rohingya, Bangladesh says it might take time, but the Rohingya themselves? They are skeptical, if not terrified, of returning to burned-out homes to live in fear
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, relocated Rohingya refugees arrive at the Balukhali refugee camp outside Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
AP PHOTOS: The struggles of Rohingya in camps, fearing homeAP PHOTOS: Photographer Manish Swarup has been capturing imagery of the struggles of Rohingya Muslims living in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh and fearful of returning home to Myanmar
The Associated Press7 hours ago
McGregor Scott, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, discusses the sentencing of Michael Carey Clemans, during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 in Sacramento Calif. Clemans, 57, was sentenced to life in federal prison, Tuesday, , for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
California man gets life for buying Filipino childrenA California man was sentenced to life in federal prison for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography in what prosecutors called one of most "lurid, willful, and disturbing" child exploitation case in the nation
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe leads his Singaporean counter part Lee Hsien Loong as they walk for their talks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Singapore PM visits Sri Lanka, nations OK free trade dealSingapore and Sri Lanka have signed a free trade agreement for the two countries during a three-day visit by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the Indian ocean island nation
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Taliban say they met with Pakistani officialsThe Taliban say five of its members met with Pakistani officials in the capital, Islamabad, to discuss ways of ending the war in neighboring Afghanistan
The Associated Press13 hours ago
More Asia News