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 ...

MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed: report

Aug 9, 2016

MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed: report

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plunged into the ocean at high speed — up to 20,000 feet a minute — reinforcing analysis that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in the current search zone, a report said Tuesday. The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8, ...

Malaysian Islamic leaders say no to 'Pokemon Go'

Aug 6, 2016

Malaysian Islamic leaders say no to 'Pokemon Go'

Islamic leaders in Kuala Lumpur have said that Muslims should avoid playing “Pokemon Go” because the popular mobile game was harmful and could “lead to gambling.” Senior religious official Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri said Friday that the city’s Islamic Legal Consultative Committee had taken into ...

Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

Jul 31, 2016

Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

A planned multibillion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China’s economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe. Forest City, a $42 billion futuristic “eco-city” of high-rises and ...

Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

Jul 22, 2016

Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

Japan intensified its shinkansen sales pitch in Singapore on Friday, hoping to acquire an edge in its bid for the Malaysia-Singapore high speed rail project. Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii discussed the bullet train system at a meeting with Singapore Senior ...

Jul 10, 2016

Gunmen kidnap three Indonesians off Sabah

Gunmen kidnapped three Indonesian tugboat crew off Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, police said Sunday, the latest in a string of abductions in a region noted for kidnappings by Islamist militants. It was not immediately clear whether the men were seized by Abu Sayyaf, ...