- Malaysian PM pours scorn on huge rally demanding he quit Updated: Aug-30-15 11:55 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal.
- In talks, Muslim rebels seek independence in south Thailand Updated: Aug-27-15 8:28 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Muslim militant leaders in talks with Thai authorities to end a deadly insurgency said Thursday they are seeking an independent state and are ready to negotiate a solution.
- Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13 Updated: Aug-27-15 7:43 am
AMSTERDAM - The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday.
- Search for MH370 may ramp up soon with new sonar equipment Updated: Aug-26-15 7:19 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The deep sea hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner will likely include cutting-edge sonar equipment when it ramps up again in October after the stormy southern hemisphere winter has passed, the Australian search leader said Wednesday.
- Malaysia finds 24 more bodies of human trafficking victims Updated: Aug-23-15 4:37 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police said Sunday that they have found 24 more bodies of suspected human trafficking victims in jungles bordering Thailand.
- Iran coach says Guam visa hassles nothing to do with soccer Updated: Aug-23-15 4:12 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says the frustrations faced by the tiny Pacific island of Guam in obtaining visas to travel to Tehran for a World Cup qualifier next month give just a glimpse of the problems long faced by his team in negotiating international soccer.
- Bangkok attack turns Malaysia family's vacation into tragedy Updated: Aug-20-15 12:04 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - This week's deadly bombing in Bangkok left a Malaysian family struggling to come to grips with an attack that claimed at least four members who had been enjoying a Thai vacation.
- Thai court finds Swiss man guilty of blackmailing oil firm Updated: Aug-17-15 8:01 am
BANGKOK - A Thai court on Monday sentenced a Swiss man to three years in prison after convicting him of blackmailing his former employer, a Saudi oil exploration company, by threatening to reveal stolen documents.
- Timeline of events in scandal embroiling Malaysian leader Updated: Aug-16-15 1:22 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Key events in the scandal involving Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak:
- Malaysian leader silences critics, media to survive scandal Updated: Aug-16-15 1:20 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's prime minister has a problem: He can't explain away a $700 million bank account to a skeptical public.
- Oceanic junk ranges from Legos to suspected jet wreckage Updated: Aug-14-15 11:05 am
NEW DELHI - For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally being spit out onto the sand. In Bangladesh, fishermen are haunted by floating corpses that the Bay of Bengal sometimes puts in their path.
- Malaysia: Extreme measures not needed after currency sinks Updated: Aug-13-15 3:20 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's central bank said Thursday there is no need for "extreme measures" such as pegging the currency or capital controls to halt a slide in the ringgit.
- Opposition party sues Malaysian PM over $700M in donations Updated: Aug-12-15 8:22 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian opposition party Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against Prime Minister Najib Razak for alleged election offenses involving $700 million in his bank accounts.
- Quick or slow with Flight 370 news, Malaysia finds criticism Updated: Aug-07-15 7:25 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia was intensely criticized early in the Flight 370 mystery for failing to quickly disclose that its military radar had picked up an unidentified aircraft the night the Boeing 777 disappeared. Now its reticence has given way to what looks like haste - compared to other countries involved, at least - and that has left relatives of the missing as exasperated as ever.
- Senators demand documents over Malaysia trafficking upgrade Updated: Aug-06-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - Senators angered by the decision to upgrade Malaysia in the State Department's human trafficking report threatened a subpoena on Thursday unless they receive all communications related to the annual U.S. ranking of countries' efforts to combat modern-day slavery.
- Frustrated Flight 370 families: 'We need definite answers' Updated: Aug-06-15 2:32 pm
BEIJING - Families aching for closure after their relatives disappeared aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 last year vented deep frustration Thursday at differing statements from Malaysia and France over whether the finding of a plane part had been confirmed.
- Mystery of Flight 370 evolves with first tangible clue Updated: Aug-06-15 11:52 am
SYDNEY - For 17 months, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was, in a sense, nowhere. The lack of any tangible clue to its fate was eerie, unsettling, bizarre - a real-world echo of the TV show "Lost" and the wayward-jetliner mystery at the heart of its story.
- Kerry: Malaysia trafficking upgrade not due to trade talks Updated: Aug-06-15 11:47 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Malaysia was upgraded from the lowest ranking in a U.S. human trafficking report because it made significant improvements, not to ensure its continued participation in talks for a U.S.-backed regional trade pact.
- The Latest on MH370: Madagascar also alert for plane debris Updated: Aug-06-15 9:36 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local):
- Kerry: Deal to bring justice for Syria chemical arms attacks Updated: Aug-06-15 7:20 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes an agreement reached with Russia to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria will hold the perpetrators accountable.
- US proposes halt to provocative South China Sea activities Updated: Aug-06-15 4:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is proposing that China and other claimants to disputed territories in the South China Sea immediately halt provocative activities that have ratcheted up tensions in some of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
- Asia backs Iran deal, Kerry says A-Bomb anniversary relevant Updated: Aug-06-15 3:32 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and five of their large neighbors endorsed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and six world powers, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday's 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing highlighted the importance of the accord in preventing the spread of atomic weapons.
- Confirming MH370 wreckage would add key piece to puzzle Updated: Aug-06-15 1:46 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Confirmation that a wing flap found on an island in the western Indian Ocean is part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 would add a critical piece to the puzzle of the Boeing 777's disappearance 17 months ago. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivered that confirmation Thursday, though French, U.S. and Australian investigators stopped just short of that, saying the part is from a 777 and acknowledging that Flight 370 is the only 777 missing. Examination of the part is continuing.
- News Guide: Malaysia links debris to MH370; others cautious Updated: Aug-06-15 12:25 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that a wing piece that washed up on Reunion Island last week is from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. However, French, U.S. and Australian authorities stopped short of full confirmation, frustrating relatives with mixed messages.
- US, China bicker over territorial claims in South China Sea Updated: Aug-05-15 12:52 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The United States and China clashed Wednesday over who is to blame for rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Washington demanding a halt to "problematic actions" in the area and Beijing telling foreign parties to keep out.