Thailand

'Returning refugee footballer to Bahrain inhumane'

Former national player Hakeem al-Araibi has refugee status in Australia and fears persecution if extradited to Bahrain.

Thailand urged to stop footballer's extradition to Bahrain

Myanmar

In Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar, free press hopes wither

A year since the arrest of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, media battle official distrust, repressive laws.

In Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar, free press hopes wither

Philippines

Duterte's war on drugs to become 'killing field' if goes on: CHR

Philippines' Commission on Human Rights urges government to follow 'due process' with suspects instead of shooting them.

Duterte's war on drugs to become 'killing field' if goes on: CHR

Myanmar

In jail, Wa Lone pens children's book on exposing truth

Jay Jay the Journalist was written in prison by Wa Lone, one of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar a year ago.

From Myanmar jail, Wa Lone pens children's book on exposing truth

Media

Time honours Khashoggi, journalists as Person of the Year

Journalists from Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and a newspaper in the US named as 2018's 'Guardians' of truth.

Asia Pacific

Tanzania's teenage mums: Government bans mothers from school

Banned from school, Tanzania forces pregnant girls to choose between an education and their unborn child.

Asia Pacific

China's reliance on coal: Pivot to green energy difficult

Reliance on coal and a trade war with the US put the brakes on China's goal to curb pollution with green energy plans.

Asia Pacific

Thailand's election commission sets February 24 poll date

Announcement is followed by military government saying it is lifting a four-year ban on political activities.

Thailand's election commission sets February 24 poll date

Philippines

117 years on, US returns war-trophy bells to Philippines

Balangiga bells, taken by US troops from burning town after 1901 clash, arrive back in the Philippines on Tuesday.

117 years on, US returns war-trophy bells to Philippines

China

China slams Canada's 'inhumane' treatment of Huawei CFO

China says Canada has violated her human rights by not allowing Meng proper medical care while in detainment.

China slams Canada's 'inhumane' treatment of Huawei CFO

Corruption

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn charged, re-arrested

Carlos Ghosn allegedly under-reported his income for several years by some $44m.

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn charged, re-arrested

Weather

This week's weather in photos

From an arctic outbreak in China to wet and windy weather in the UK, here is a look at last week's weather in pictures.

This week's weather in photos

Asia Pacific

Tanzania's Ol Doinyo Lengai shows early sign of eruption

Ol Doinyo Lengai is the only known active volcano with a type of lava that can move faster than a person.

United States

US markets end volatile session in wake of Huawei exec arrest

Wall Street claws back much of the ground lost in an early plunge after news broke of the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.

Malaysia

Malaysia: Malays rally amid worries over government 'weakness'

Thousands 'celebrate' move not to sign anti-discrimination treaty as others fear new government losing reform appetite.

Malaysia: Malays rally amid worries over government 'weakness'