- Hopes for Singapore resurgence as Malaysian partnership ends Updated: Nov-26-15 8:07 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Fifty years ago Malaysian and Singapore parted ways to form two separate countries, a decision that helped to kick start the economic miracle that subsequently took place in the Lion City.
- Third search ship joins hunt for missing Malaysian airliner Updated: Nov-25-15 2:33 am
CANBERRA, Australia - A third ship will join the deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner as the 13-month-old search of a huge expanse of the Indian Ocean ramps up during the southern hemisphere summer, officials said Wednesday.
- Experts study evidence in criminal probe into MH17 downing Updated: Nov-24-15 11:27 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International experts are meeting in the Netherlands to examine evidence in the criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, Dutch prosecutors announced Tuesday.
- Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks Updated: Nov-22-15 12:35 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed.
- The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy Updated: Nov-22-15 7:27 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)
- China tells others don't 'stir up trouble' in S. China Sea Updated: Nov-22-15 5:40 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - China on Sunday told other countries not to "deliberately stir up trouble" in the disputed South China Sea, while insisting it has no intention of militarizing the strategically vital area even though it has increased construction activities there.
- In Asia, Obama takes softer tone on human rights, corruption Updated: Nov-22-15 4:12 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - In Southeast Asia, President Barack Obama has taken a softer tone on human rights and corruption in a part of the world that rights groups claim is rife with abuses.
- Obama: intel on Islamic State and Iraq must not be shaded Updated: Nov-22-15 3:14 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama says he has repeatedly made clear to intelligence officials that they should never shade their assessments to produce a "feel good story."
- Obama calls on Russia to focus on Islamic State group Updated: Nov-22-15 3:11 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama says Russia needs to make a strategic decision to go after the Islamic State group, not the moderate opposition forces trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.
- Obama hails 'very strong' relations with Singapore Updated: Nov-22-15 2:18 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama says relations between the U.S. and Singapore are strong and that the Asian nation is an excellent international partner.
- China pledges $14.5 million for search of MH370 Updated: Nov-22-15 1:31 am
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged an additional $14.5 million to fund the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.
- Things to know about the 10-nation ASEAN Updated: Nov-22-15 12:43 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday signed a landmark declaration creating an ASEAN Community. Key things to know about this diverse region, consisting of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
- SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.
- Obama tries to put human face on Syrian refugee debate Updated: Nov-21-15 7:45 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Brushing off refugee worries at home, President Barack Obama crouched alongside migrant children on Saturday and declared they are the opposite of terrorists wreaking havoc from Paris to Mali. Working to put a human face on the refugee crisis, he said, "They're just like our kids."
- Indonesia, Malaysia form OPEC-like palm oil council Updated: Nov-21-15 7:43 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's top two palm oil producers, signed an agreement Saturday to set up a council for palm oil producing countries in a bid to ensure price stability by managing production and stock in the global market.
- Rebuffed over refugees, Obama aims to shift focus to visas Updated: Nov-20-15 3:39 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The White House is calling for changes that could prohibit some people from bypassing the traditional visa system to enter the American homeland.
- Obama touches down in Malaysia on last leg of Asia trip Updated: Nov-20-15 3:08 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama touched down in Malaysia on Friday for the last leg of his trip to Southeast Asia.
- US voices frustration over democracy progress in Thailand Updated: Nov-20-15 12:09 am
WASHINGTON - The United States has expressed deep frustration over the lack of democratic progress in Thailand after last year's military coup, saying a new constitution there won't pass the "smell test" unless civil society helps to draft it.
- The Latest: Manila slum near APEC shows poverty challenge Updated: Nov-19-15 4:49 am
MANILA, Philippines - Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The meeting's official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also in focus. (All times are local.)
- Malaysia, US bolster cooperation to fight terrorism Updated: Nov-19-15 3:26 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia and the U.S. on Thursday signed an agreement to boost cooperation to fight terrorism, as a minister voiced concerns that deadly attacks in Paris could spark copycats in the region.
- Guangzhou offers hope for China fans as national team slumps Updated: Nov-18-15 9:06 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - As Guangzhou Evergrande plays for its second Asian Champions League title in three years Saturday, the influx of money, big name stars and coaches to the Chinese Super League has done little to halt the continuing woes of China's national team.
- Malaysia 'sickened' by citizen's beheading in Philippines Updated: Nov-18-15 4:26 am
MANILA, Philippines - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has asked Philippine authorities to punish kidnappers who reportedly beheaded a Malaysian man in the southern Philippines, saying he and his people were "shocked and sickened" by the savage act.
- Understaffed Iran thrashes Guam 6-0 in World Cup qualifying Updated: Nov-17-15 2:51 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Despite missing captain Andranik Teymourian and three other players reportedly due to visa issues, Iran thrashed Guam 6-0 on Tuesday to move into top spot in Group D in Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
- APEC summit tests security in volatile Philippines Updated: Nov-17-15 12:34 am
MANILA, Philippines - Providing security for the leaders of Asia-Pacific nations including the United States and China is a huge undertaking for any country. For the Philippines, which is hosting this year's APEC summit, the challenges are even bigger and are under renewed scrutiny following the Paris attacks.
- Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster Updated: Nov-16-15 10:35 pm
KAMPAR, Indonesia - For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey.