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

Rohingya

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court

Lawyers ask International Court of Justice to urgently order measures 'to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately'.

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court

AJ Impact

'Take your laptops': Hong Kong's banks send employees home

As violent protests disrupt daily commutes in Hong Kong, global banks urge staff to consider working from home.

'Take your laptops': Hong Kong's banks send employees home

AJ Impact

As violence hits Hong Kong, its shares lead a decline across Asia

Protesters were wounded by live rounds from Hong Kong police on Monday, worsening losses in Asian stock markets.

As violence hits Hong Kong, its shares lead a decline across Asia

Asia Pacific

China's Xi arrives in Athens to 'deepen cooperation' with Greece

Chinese president arrives in Greece on an official visit meant to deepen cooperation on economic ties between the two countries.

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

Environment

Australia urges evacuations ahead of 'catastrophic' fire threat

Authorities in Queensland and NSW declare state of emergency amid fears extreme heat and strong winds will fan fires.

Australia urges evacuations ahead of 'catastrophic' fire threat

AJ Impact

Single and shopping: Alibaba may break $13bn Singles' Day record

Sales hit the $1bn mark in the first minute and eight seconds of the annual shopping fest.

Single and shopping: Alibaba may break $13bn Singles' Day record

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

Hong Kong protests

Fresh clashes as Hong Kong protesters vandalise malls

Running battles between police and protesters in New Territories on the 24th weekend of anti-government movement.

Hong Kong protesters vandalise malls, subway station

Asia Pacific

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest

Court ruling lifts house arrest but forbids top opposition figure from conducting political activities and going abroad.

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest

Australia

Australia braces for 'catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage

At least three people have been killed and 150 homes razed as one of the country's worst bushfire seasons continues.

Australia braces for 'catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong charges pro-democracy legislators

As tensions rise after death of student linked to protests, police charge legislators with obstructing local assembly.

Hong Kong charges pro-democracy legislators

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

Indonesia

Indonesia: Police arrest businessman over journalists' murder

Wibharry Padmoasmolo detained for allegedly ordering the killing of two journalists in the northern Sumatra province.

Indonesia: Police arrest businessman over journalists' murder