MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan is going through the motions of a presidential election this weekend, with a crushing win for its longtime leader a... Full Story
Uzbekistan to vote to extend veteran leader's rule
MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan is going through the motions of a presidential election this weekend, with a crushing win for its longtime leader a foregone conclusion, but the long-term future of the Central Asian nation is still far from certain.
In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue
BANGKOK (AP) — Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched — or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler.
Pakistan says soldiers kill 15 militants near Afghan border
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says its soldiers have killed at least 15 militants in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum
BOAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference.
About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.
Chinese drywall company pays $3.2 million to 7 homeowners
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys say a Chinese drywall manufacturer — Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. — has paid a $3.2 million judgment to the owners of seven homes damaged by the product.
Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny.
Cambodian tribunal charges another Khmer Rouge suspect
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal charged another suspect with crimes against humanity on Friday, defying for the second time this month a warning from Prime Minister Hun Sen that adding more defendants could cause unrest.
Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.
Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday.
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