Malaysia hunts for North Korean murder suspects

Authorities say Interpol aiding search for North Koreans who flew out of Malaysia on same day Kim Jong-nam was killed.


Thai police blocked during hunt for monk

Followers of Buddhist Dhammakaya Temple defy orders to evacuate premise amid search for monk wanted for corruption.


Former Hong Kong leader found guilty of corruption

Donald Tsang, who faces up to seven years in prison, is the most senior official to be found guilty in a criminal trial.

Business & Economy

China to suspend coal imports from North Korea

Country loses crucial source of foreign exchange following latest missile test as China implements UN sanctions.


Rally calls for stricter Islamic law in Malaysia

Push to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments fuels fears of growing division in multiethnic nation.


Thousands march against Duterte's war on drugs

Filipino Catholics condemn a 'spreading culture of violence' as the president's anti-drug campaign kills thousands.

Asia Pacific

North Korean arrested over Kim Jong-nam's killing

Police make fourth arrest in Malaysia following death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother.

Inside Story

Are political ties of S Korean businesses unravelling?

Tech giant Samsung's chief arrested as several of country's big firms implicated in political corruption scandal.

Business & Economy

Samsung heir arrested over bribery allegations

JY Lee is first leader in electronics firm's history to be held on criminal charges as part of a corruption probe.

Rodrigo Duterte

Children and Duterte's drug war: Lessons from the past

More than 30 children have been killed since the Philippine president launched his controversial war on drugs in June.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte pressed for details of $44m 'hidden deposit'

Opposition senator releases 'proof' that president and his family did not declare multiple deposits as required by law.

Asia Pacific

Philippine Catholic church abusers rarely prosecuted

Al Jazeera investigation reveals the growing problem of sexual misconduct in the Philippines' powerful Catholic church.

North Korea

Two arrested over death of N Korean leader's brother

Malaysian police say first female suspect was carrying Vietnamese passport and was alone at the time of arrest.

Inside Story

Is Indonesia a tolerant country?

Millions voted in regional elections seen as a test for diversity.

Asia Pacific

Jakarta vote heads for run-off after heated campaign

Incumbent governor to face former education minister in second round of voting in April, according to unofficial counts.