Indonesia hunts Papuan killers

Indonesian has vowed to catch the Papuan killers of between 19 and 31 construction workers who were building the major Trans-Papua highway in the...

Philippine police jailed for child murder

Three Philippine police officers were found guilty of murdering a teenager during President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Judge Roldolfo Azucena ruled that the...

Rakhine rally opposes Rohingya returns

Buddhist protesters in Myanmar's Rakhine State have demonstrated against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, calling them "runaway refugees". "All the people of...

Heroin smuggler freed from Bali

Convicted smuggler Renae Lawrence has flown back to Australia, more than a decade after she was caught at a Bali airport with 2.7kg of...

Jakarta officials attend radical mosques: study 

Indonesian mosques that host government staff are spreading radicalism and calling for violence against non-Muslims, according to Jakarta’s intelligence agency. The Indonesian State Intelligence Agency...

Khmer Rouge bosses convicted of genocide

An international tribunal in Phnom Penh has convicted two elderly Cambodians of genocide over their role in the Khmer Rouge regime. Nuon Chea, known as...

US hands over Filipino trophies from 1901 massacre 

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has handed (pictured) over three church bells to the Philippines that were taken as war trophies in 1901 after...

Demands to halt forced Rohingya returns

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees...

Isis extends Mindanao grip: analysts 

Islamic State appears to be on the rise on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao with up to 100 foreign fighters and a growing...

Papua rebels killed in ambush 

Two independence insurgents and a civilian have reportedly been killed during a week of fighting in the impoverished Indonesian region of Papua.  The authorities are...

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