Defiant Malaysian PM affirms clout following weekend protests

Aug 31, 2015

Defiant Malaysian PM affirms clout following weekend protests

Malaysia’s government reclaimed the streets of the capital Monday after massive weekend protests demanding the premier’s ouster, staging its own show of force with National Day celebrations attended by thousands. With Prime Minister Najib Razak presiding, masses of flag-waving spectators cheered a colorful parade ...

China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

Aug 27, 2015

China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

Chinese police have arrested 12 people over giant explosions that killed at least 145 people and devastated a swath of a Chinese port city, state media said Thursday as prosecutors probe 11 officials for neglecting their duties. The official Xinhua News Agency said the ...

Aug 24, 2015

Burundi used acid and iron bars to torture opposition: Amnesty

Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International said Monday. Testimonies recorded by Amnesty in the report accuse both the police and National Intelligence ...

Aug 24, 2015

The Maldives ex-president back in jail: party

The Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed has been thrown back in jail a month after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest, his party said Monday. The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said police and prison officials clashed with supporters as they removed ...