• Al-Qaida in Yemen denounces Islamic State group

    Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and for aggressively seeking to expand its area of influence.

  • Yemen ends mutiny inside elite paramilitary unit

    The Yemeni government has ended a mutiny by officers suspected to be loyalists of the country's ousted leader against the top commander of an elite paramilitary unit.

  • Ireland lauds Obama's immigration reform move

    Ireland is lauding President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, saying the reforms will allow thousands of Irish citizens to attend weddings and funerals in Ireland without fear of being barred from returning to their American lives.

  • Indonesian painter wins UOB Southeast Asian painting award

    Indonesian artist Antonius Subiyanto has won the 2014 UOB Southeast Asian painting award for his acrylic painting titled Old Stock Fresh Menu. Subiyanto’s work beat three other paintings from the neighboring countries of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

  • ANA flight makes emergency landing in Manila

    An All Nippon Airways flight bound for Tokyo with 192 people on board turned back to Manila Friday for an emergency landing after smoke billowed from its cockpit, officials said.

  • Asia-Pacific vows action to accelerate gender equality

    Asia-Pacific nations have expressed strong commitment to accelerating efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment across the region, a declaration says.

  • Two RI workers freed from M’sia death row return home

    Two Indonesian nationals previously sentenced to death in Malaysia for a 2010 murder have returned home and have met with Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi on Thursday.

  • Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

    Tens of thousands marched in the capital Thursday demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for the celebration of Mexico's 1910-17 Revolution.

  • Converts exploit Malaysia's Syariah court to get custody of kids

    The separate jurisdictions of Malaysia's Islamic and civil courts are being exploited by estranged spouses to gain custody of children, a situation that poses risks to national harmony, the Attorney-General has said.

  • Din talks on interfaith dialogue at Vatican forum

    The chairman of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s second largest Muslim organization, Din Syamsuddin, underlined the need for the international community to continuously nurture dialogue among religions to help overcome cumulative global problems.

  • US family gets $6.75 million in Botox case

    A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a $6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday.

  • Obama to defy Republicans with immigration speech

    President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the U.S. immigration system that will protect nearly 5 million people from deportation, testing the limits of his presidential powers and inviting a showdown with newly emboldened Republicans.

  • Mutiny inside Yemen's special forces

    Yemeni officials say officers loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh are leading a mutiny inside the headquarters of an elite paramilitary unit, seeking to oust their commander.

  • Two Indonesian workers freed from Malaysian death row return home

    Two Indonesian nationals previously sentenced to death in Malaysia for a 2010 murder have returned home and met with Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi on Thursday.

  • Amnesty report: Turkey strained by Syrian refugees

    With Turkey's government-run refugee camps operating at full capacity, more than 1 million Syrian refugees who have flocked to Turkey to escape fighting at home are struggling to survive on their own, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday.

  • 9 convicted in Manila disco fire that killed 162

    A Philippine court convicted nine people for graft Thursday over a 1996 nightclub fire that killed 162 people, mostly students celebrating the end of the school year.

  • Minister to meet UNHCR representatives over new Australian law

    Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi says she will talk to representatives of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Indonesia on Thursday to get a clearer explanation on how the UN body will deal with the recently announced Australian law that aims to limit the number of asylum seekers applying from Indonesia.

  • Extreme weather

    This Wednesday handout photo courtesy of the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shows a view of the turnpike near Buffalo, New York during a major snowstorm. A massive snowstorm stranded motorists, canceled flights and left at least eight people dead in the northeastern United States, officials said Wednesday. Areas east and southeast of Buffalo, in northern New York state, could receive a year's accumulation of snow or even more in just two days, Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz told reporters. The deadly storm may see as much as another three feet (90 centimeters) of snowfall on Thursday, which could prompt a federal disaster declaration, Poloncarz said. (AFP/Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo)

  • Education for all

    A protester with facepaint that reads "Education Power" walks through central London during a student march against university fees on Wednesday. The demonstration organized by the Student Assembly Against Austerity, alongside the Young Greens and National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts demands free education and an end to tuition fees, education cuts and student debt. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

  • ASEAN urges non-state participation

    ASEAN will encourage more non-state actors from its member countries to participate in its disaster-management program after the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) comes into being on Dec. 31, 2015, an official has said.

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