YANGON - Myanmar on Saturday rejected the UN rights council's decision to investigate allegations that security officers have murdered, raped and tortured Rohingya Muslims, saying the probe would only "inflame" the conflict.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat Friday in his first major legislative challenge as Republican lawmakers shot down his effort to repeal Obamacare. It was the latest in a string of major setbacks to have hit his two-month-old presidency.
Twenty years after the financial collapse of the Thai economy following the government’s decision to float the baht due to lack of foreign currency to support its currency peg to the US, Museum Siam looks back at the past through the exhibition “Tom Yum Kung Studies: Lessons (Un)Learned” which continues until July 2.
SINGAPORE - A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday.
GENEVA - The UN rights council agreed Friday to "urgently" launch an investigation into violations against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, including torture, murder and rapes allegedly committed by troops.
PHNOM PENH - Unicef on Wednesday condemned a company selling breast milk from "vulnerable and poor" Cambodian mothers to Americans, hitting out at the commercialisation of nutrients needed by babies inside the kingdom.
KUALA LUMPUR - US authorities plan to lodge criminal charges against a businessman suspected to be at the centre of a corruption scandal that has embroiled Malaysia's prime minister, the Wall Street Journal reported.