Islamist faces blasphemy charges 

Islamic Defenders Front condemns Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama last October. Source: YouTube Indonesian police will prohibit a rally in Jakarta next month led by...

Indonesia frees militant leader Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was...

Annan to head Rohingya probe

Kofi Annan. Source: Wikimedia   Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is due to lead an effort to tackle ethnic tensions in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State where...

UN envoy blasts child prosecutions

Children in the Philippines could face the death punishment from the age of nine. Source: Flickr Legal changes allowing nine-year-olds be jailed for crimes was...

HK asked to arrest Low: S’pore 

Singapore says its request to Hong Kong in 2016 to arrest Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho for alleged money laundering and dealing with stolen...

US U-turns on seized bells

The Philippines has welcomed the announcement by the US Department of Defence to return the colonial-era Balangiga bells, seized after a 1901 massacre by...

NZ calls for Papua rights

Papua has a distinct culture within diverse Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia The Indonesian authorities have been given until next year to address media freedom violations in...

Ex-monk who led uprising detained in Myanmar

Yangon on October 5, 2007. Source: Wikimedia A former monk who led the 2007 street protests in Myanmar, misleadingly known as the Saffron Revolution, has appeared...

Philippine conglomerate gets Court favor over Ilijan dispute

Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp.—through its subsidiary SMC Global Power Holdings Corp.—won its case anew versus the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp....

Yingluck sentenced in absentia 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has fled the country, has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced to five years in...

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Hundreds tried for treason in Cambodia

One hundred thirty-seven Cambodians are facing treason charges allegedly for plotting an attack against the government in 2019. A report by Al Jazeera on Thursday...

Indonesia mass vaccination begins; younger generation first in line

Indonesia began with its mass vaccination program on Wednesday which focused on the younger working-age population and not the elderly. According to reports, Indonesian President...

Indonesia frees militant leader Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was...