Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International says it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between...

Japan sends home 3 N. Koreans rescued from capsized boat

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Thursday handed over three North Korean crew members who were rescued from a capsized fishing boat to a North...

Philippines’ ruling party strengthens ties with counterpart in Beijing

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN Desk) – The Philippines’ ruling party has agreed to forge tighter ties with its counterpart in China, Senate leader Aquilino...

Travel agents in Singapore to get help to thrive in digital age

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Singapore Tourism Board will help agencies identify tech solutions to common issues. Travel agents in Singapore will receive government...

Top Indonesia official escapes arrest by anti-graft police

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-graft commission said Thursday it will declare the speaker of parliament a fugitive if he doesn't turn himself in...

ASEAN shuns mention of China’s new islands, arbitration loss

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations have avoided mention of China's construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration...

Quake in South Korea left 1,500 homeless, dozens injured

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was South Korea's second-strongest in decades damaged infrastructure, injured dozens of people and left...

S. Korea to deport US man for trying to cross to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it will deport an American man detained for allegedly attempting to cross the mine-strewn border...

Rights group urges China to ban abusive gay ‘conversion’

HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some...

Panama’s president makes first official visit to China

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first official visit to China after establishing diplomatic ties with the country...