Russia

Dutch prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect return to Ukraine

Vladimir Tsemakh, suspect in the downing of the airliner, was among dozens of prisoners exchanged by Kyiv and Moscow.

Dutch prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect return to Ukraine

Corruption

Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.

Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

Death penalty

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

In unanimous decision, Federal Court rules drug trafficking conviction of Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto unsafe.

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

Arts & Culture

China boycott boosts 'Oscars' of Chinese-language cinema

Experts say China withdrawal from Golden Horse Awards has raised the annual event's international profile.

China boycott boosts 'Oscars' of Chinese-language cinema

South China Sea

US warships sail in disputed South China Sea amid tensions

China confirms it tracked US ships and urges United States to stop its 'provocative actions' in the disputed waters.

US warships sail in disputed South China Sea amid tensions

Najib Razak

1MDB: Third trial of Najib Razak starts in Kuala Lumpur

Najib is accused of tampering with government audit report to avoid investigation of multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal.

1MDB: Third trial of Najib Razak starts in Kuala Lumpur

AJ Impact

Malaysia's economic growth slows to 1-year low as trade sags

Despite headwinds from US-China trade war, Malaysia's central bank is confident that growth can be sustained.

Malaysia's economic growth slows to 1-year low as trade sags

Cambodia

Indonesia bars Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta: airline

Rainsy said he planned to return on Independence Day in what Prime Minister Hun Sen characterised as an attempted coup.

Indonesia bars Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta: airline

AJ Impact

US aviation body downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating: Sources

The downgrade to Category 2 means air carriers from Malaysia cannot start new services to the US.

US aviation body downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating: Sources

Corruption

'Overarching influence': Najib must enter defence in 1MDB trial

Judge in first trial related to multi-billion dollar scandal at Malaysia state fund says prosecution has made case.

'Overarching influence': Najib must enter defence in 1MDB trial

Asia Pacific

Najib faces day of reckoning in first Malaysia 1MDB trial

Judge in SRC trial will decide whether the prosecution has proved a prima facie case and if Najib must enter his defence

Najib faces day of reckoning in first Malaysia 1MDB trial

Asia Pacific

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrives in Malaysia

Exiled opposition figure lands in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to return home to lead movement against Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrives in Malaysia

Asia Pacific

Cambodia's Rainsy 'refused boarding' onto Paris-Bangkok flight

Opposition leader is attempting to return to Cambodia from self-imposed exile to challenge Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia's Rainsy 'refused boarding' onto Paris-Bangkok flight

Malaysia

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua

Mu Sochua and Sam Rainsy, the main opposition leader, were scheduled to return to Cambodia on Saturday.

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua

AJ Impact

Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia's Petronas

The offer comes as Petronas nears the start of operations at a $27bn refinery built jointly with Aramco in Malaysia.

Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia's Petronas