Malaysia

Malaysia police detain 7 Abu Sayyaf fighters in raids

Suspects are Filipinos and include the alleged 'right-hand man' of a senior commander of the armed group.

Malaysia police detain 7 Abu Sayyaf fighters in raids

China

ASEAN and China tout progress over South China Sea

'Code of conduct' has been under discussion since at least 2002, as China builds structures on disputed outcrops at sea.

ASEAN and China tout progress over South China Sea

Papua New Guinea

Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea for APEC summit

About 4,000 military personnel, half of them foreign, will work with hundreds of police to patrol Port Moresby.

Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea for APEC summit

Afghanistan

Afghan pilot writes emotional letter to wife of slain US mayor

Major Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard was killed on Saturday by an Afghan commando he was training.

Afghan pilot writes emotional letter to wife of slain US mayor

Middle East

Security firms vie for contracts at Qatar convention

Milipol Qatar hosts hundreds of companies hoping to sign defence and intelligence contracts for World Cup 2022.

Hundreds of security firms vie for contracts at Qatar convention

Security

Suicide bomber targets FSB building in north Russia

Three others were injured when an explosive device went off inside the FSB building in Arkhangelsk city.

Suicide bomber targets security service building in north Russia

Taiwan

US reassures Taiwan on security as China increases threats

In response, China warns Taipei against 'colluding with foreign forces' to disrupt stability in the Taiwan Strait.

US reassures Taiwan on security as China increases threats

Tunisia

Tunis attack, a wake-up call for Tunisia's political leaders

Suicide attack in Tunisia's capital sends a message that political polarisation needs to end to tackle security issues.

United States

Putin meets Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

US security adviser's meeting with Russia's leader comes days after Trump voiced plan to end major arms control treaty.

Putin meets Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

Nuclear weapons

5 things to know about threatened US-Russia nuclear weapons deal

Trump wants to withdraw from the INF treaty that was signed over three decades ago by the US and Soviet leaders.

5 things to know about threatened US-Russia nuclear weapons deal

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's government tightens grip, moves closer to China

Hong Kong officials turn to police force's Security Wing as they crack down on dissent in semi-autonomous territory.

Hong Kong's government tightens grip, moves closer to China

Opinion

Are Trump's plans for an Arab NATO realistic?

If the Trump administration has failed to resolve the GCC rift, how can it have the GCC form a military alliance?

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Latin America

Couple arrested for 'raping, killing 20 women' in Mexico

The sensational case came to light after the couple was caught carrying human body parts in a baby carriage.

Couple arrested for 'raping, killing 20 women' in Mexico

New Zealand

Tourists in NZ told to give phone password or pay fine

New Zealand passed a law under which visitors can be fined up to $3,200 if they refuse to give passwords.

New Zealand orders tourists to hand over phone password at border

India

India and US sign military deal amid tensions over Iran sanctions

Agreement for purchase of sensitive military communication equipment signed with Mattis and Pompeo in New Delhi.

India and US sign military deal amid tensions over Iran sanctions