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Japan’s lower house approved a bill yesterday allowing authorities to punish those found guilty of planning serious crimes, legislation that opponents say could be used to undermine basic civil liberties
Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea’s first female leader to prison for life
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
Iranians poured into polling stations on Friday to deliver their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild ties with the world and kickstart the struggling economy.
N Korean leader Kim Yong Un orders deployment of a new missile tested on May 21, raising regional concerns. The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors today to discuss the issue
BEIJING – Reuters
Chinese state media criticized the United States on May 17 for hindering efforts to stop global cyber threats in the wake of the WannaCry “ransomware” attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in recent days
China yesterday sidestepped claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it had threatened to go to war over the disputed South China Sea
SEOUL – Agence France-Presse
South Korean President Moon Jae-In warned on May 17 there was a “high possibility” of military clashes along the border with North Korea as tensions mount over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions
SEOUL - Reuters
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on May 21, South Korea’s military said, a week after it test-fired a mid-long range missile which experts said marked an advancement in the reclusive state’s missile program.
Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook, the telecoms regulator said yesterday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content deemed to threaten national security
KABUL - Reuters
Afghanistan's embattled vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, left Kabul for Turkey on May 18 night, according to Afghan officials, amid unresolved accusations that he ordered his men to abduct, beat, and rape a political rival last year.
DAVAO - Agence France-Presse
Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on May 16 that he would push for the inclusion of Turkey and Mongolia in a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, dismissing concerns about their geographic location.