Malaysia

Malaysia to hold Tour de Langkawi race in April

This year's cycling event will see 22 teams compete in a multiple-stage race.

Malaysia to hold Tour de Langkawi race in April

Middle East

Qatar: UAE nuclear plant threat to Gulf stability, environment

In a letter to the IAEA, Qatar urges the Vienna-based organisation to create a framework for regional nuclear security.

Qatar: UAE nuclear plant threat to Gulf stability, environment

Egypt

Egyptian novelist 'sued' for criticising military officials

Alaa al-Aswany says he faces lawsuit for insulting Egypt's President Adel Fattah el-Sisi, armed forces and judiciary.

Egyptian novelist 'sued' for criticising military officials

Asia

Samjhauta Express blast case: Court acquits four accused

Pakistan describes ruling as a 'travesty of justice' after Indian court acquits four men accused of 2007 train bombing.

Samjhauta Express blast case: Court acquits four accused

Mueller Probe

Trump on Mueller report: 'Let it come out, let people see it'

Trump says he doesn't mind if public sees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in 2016 election.

Trump on Mueller report: 'Let it come out, let people see it'

Africa

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Six days after Cyclone Idai, rescuers scramble to save hundreds stranded by floodwaters amid fears death toll will rise.

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

ISIS/ISIL

The rise and fall of ISIL - and how it could rise again

Despite the near-end of ISIL's territorial rule, the armed group is likely to remain a force in the region, experts say.

Anatomy of a 'caliphate': The rise and fall of ISIL

China

Muslim countries urged to press China end crackdown of Uighurs

Group of Uighur Muslim scholars accuses Beijing of engaging in systematic human rights violations of ethnic compatriots.

Muslim countries urged to press China end crackdown of Uighurs

Asia

Kashmiris strike after school teacher dies in police custody

Civil society groups have begun a three-day strike in the region in protest death of a school teacher in a police station near the state capital, Srinagar.

Venezuela

UN rights chief decries Venezuela crackdown, criticises sanctions

Michelle Bachelet renews tough criticism of Maduro's gov't. She also warns US sanctions could hurt Venezuelan citizens.

UN rights chief decries Venezuela crackdown, criticises sanctions

Venezuela

UN rights boss decries Venezuela crackdown

Venezuelans and the world await the next moves by two adversaries maneuvering for an edge in the power struggle.

Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers say they fear return to Mexico under new US policy

Several asylum seekers tell US judge they're afraid to wait in Mexico while their cases are heard in the United States.

Asylum seekers say they fear return to Mexico under new US policy