Police hunt for suspect after boy, 17, stabbed at Saitama home

National Jul 16, 2019

Police hunt for suspect after boy, 17, stabbed at Saitama home

A 17-year-old male high school student was stabbed early Tuesday at his home in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, by a suspected intruder, police said. The boy sustained wounds to his neck and other parts of his body, but the injuries were not life-threatening, according to authorities. ...

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Jul 12, 2019

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs, a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte's government says police have killed about 6,600 people in shootouts with ...

Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

Asia Pacific Jun 7, 2019

Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

An ASEAN report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ignoring an ongoing civil war in Rakhine state and failing to mention the persecuted Muslim minority by name. The leaked ...