Jan 21, 2015

Asian Muslims slam Charlie response

The West’s defense of Charlie Hebdo’s right to offend is testing the patience of Muslims even in moderate Indonesia and Malaysia, who fear it could fuel radical sentiment kindled by the Islamic State group. Publicly, the issue has stirred barely a ripple in the ...

Jan 20, 2015

AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled: minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday. Flight QZ8501 went down on Dec. 28 in stormy weather during what ...

Jan 18, 2015

Oi! Asian skinheads gather for antiracism event in Malaysian capital

Asian “skinheads” converged on Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, over the weekend for two days of full-throated live music performances — but with a message far different from that often associated with their Western cousins. Sporting shaven heads, tattoo-covered torsos and leather boots, the roughly ...

Jan 16, 2015

Malaysian contractor pleads guilty in U.S. Navy corruption case

A Malaysian businessman accused of bribing high-ranking United States Navy officers to steer millions of dollars of contract services to his company pleaded guilty to corruption charges in federal court in San Diego on Thursday. Leonard Glenn Francis, who had earlier said he was ...

Airbus to fit floating black boxes to its long-haul jets

Jan 13, 2015

Airbus to fit floating black boxes to its long-haul jets

Long-haul Airbus A350 and A380 passengers jets will soon come equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea, aviation sources said Monday. “At the end of last year Airbus got the green light ...

Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia jet

Jan 12, 2015

Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia jet

Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, a key development that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea. The cockpit voice recorder was ...

Tail of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 found: Indonesia

Jan 7, 2015

Tail of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 found: Indonesia

Recovery teams have located the tail of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea, the Indonesian search chief said Wednesday, the as relief operations entered their 11th day. “We have successfully obtained part of the plane that has been our target. The ...