Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Sep 6, 2016

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Bitter foes Mahathir Mohamad and his estranged protege Anwar Ibrahim met for the first time in 18 years Monday, underscoring shifting political alliances caused by a corruption scandal plaguing Malaysia’s current leader. Mahathir inflamed social media with a show of support at a court ...

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian strain, cases reach 200

Sep 3, 2016

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian strain, cases reach 200

Singapore on Saturday reported 215 cases of Zika infections as scientists in the city-state said the virus strain comes from within Asia and was not imported from Brazil. The Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency said in a joint statement on Saturday evening ...

Sep 1, 2016

Thai government to resume peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thailand’s military government said on Thursday peace talks with Muslim separatists operating in the far south of the country would resume in Malaysia, but no agreement would be signed unless the insurgents observed a cease-fire. The separatists from the far-south Muslim-majority provinces of Yala, ...

Chen claims men's badminton title

Aug 21, 2016

Chen claims men's badminton title

China’s Chen Long won gold Saturday in men’s badminton, 21-18, 21-18, handing Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei his third straight Olympic silver medal and signaling Chen’s place as the game’s new power. Chen fell face down on the court then rose weeping after his 2-0 ...

Aug 13, 2016

Philippines, Muslim rebels relaunch peace talks

The Philippines on Saturday restarted peace talks with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the first under President Rodrigo Duterte aimed at ending decades of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Negotiators for the two sides said the weekend talks in ...