Jul 24, 2016

Thai police charge 8-year-old girls under junta law

Two 8-year-old girls have been charged under a draconian Thai junta law for tearing down voter lists for an upcoming referendum, police said Saturday, as authorities go to increasingly bizarre lengths to muzzle dissent. The junta is determined to see a charter it drafted ...

Indonesian police arrest 41 suspected Islamic militants

Feb 20, 2016

Indonesian police arrest 41 suspected Islamic militants

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of suspected Islamic militants on the main island of Java as authorities get set to tighten anti-terrorism laws following last month’s deadly attack in Jakarta. Central Java police spokesman Col. Liliek Darmanto says police early Saturday arrested 36 men ...

Three sentenced to death for gang-rape, murder in India

Jan 31, 2016

Three sentenced to death for gang-rape, murder in India

Three men were sentenced to death Saturday by an Indian court for the gang-rape and murder of a student, in a case that sparked outrage over women’s safety. A further three defendants were given life sentences for the gang-rape of the victim. The court ...

Jan 16, 2016

Indonesian police arrest 12 after Jakarta attack

Indonesian police said Saturday they have arrested 12 people suspected of links to the Jakarta bombings. The audacious attacks by suicide bombers and gunmen on Thursday that targeted a Starbucks and traffic police post in bustling central Jakarta killed seven people, including two civilians. ...

Jan 12, 2016

Georgia nabs three men in effort to sell radioactive cesium-137

Georgia’s security agency said Monday it has arrested three men suspected of peddling radioactive cesium, the latest in a series of operations against nuclear smugglers in the ex-Soviet nation. The agency said Monday that the men were arrested in the capital, Tbilisi, while trying ...

Mali arrests two over attack on hotel in Bamako

Nov 27, 2015

Mali arrests two over attack on hotel in Bamako

Malian special forces have arrested two men over last week’s attack on a luxury hotel in the capital, according to a statement distributed Friday, as the government provided a breakdown by nationality of the 20 people killed in the attack. The statement identified the ...

Japanese man arrested for drug, gun possession in Thailand

Oct 24, 2015

Japanese man arrested for drug, gun possession in Thailand

A Japanese man has been arrested in Thailand for possessing more than 2 kilograms of an illegal stimulant drug and an unauthorized automatic gun, while three others were apprehended for trying to bribe the police into releasing him, Thai police said Saturday. Yutaka Itakura, ...