Apr 3, 2016

New possible MH370 debris to be examined

A piece of debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators to see if it came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Sunday. The discovery comes less than two weeks after officials confirmed that two ...

Apr 2, 2016

Gunmen kidnap Malaysian ship crew: reports

Gunmen have kidnapped four Malaysians from a ship off the east coast of Sabah state in waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, local media reported on Saturday. If the Philippine Islamist group is confirmed to be behind the kidnapping, it would ...

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

Mar 30, 2016

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

In many countries across Asia, governments are growing less tolerant of critical reporting, even arresting journalists and closing media outlets in some cases. In China, authorities recently removed an online story from a financial magazine about censorship — a taboo topic — while Thailand’s ...

Mar 24, 2016

Mozambique plane debris finds probably from MH370: Australia

Australian officials say two pieces of debris recently discovered in Mozambique are “highly likely” to have come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Transport Minister Darren Chester said in a statement Thursday that an analysis of the parts by an international investigation team show ...

Mar 18, 2016

Indonesia, Malaysia urged to join Asia-oriented anti-piracy pact

A Japanese official has urged Indonesia and Malaysia to join an international pact on anti-piracy measures for Asia that was created at the initiative of Japan. The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, dubbed “ReCAAP,” will become ...