By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines needs tougher laws to deal with the more than 1 million illegal firearms in the country, some of which may have been smuggled in from Afghanistan for use by Muslim guerrillas, officials said Monday, May 18.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An ethnic Malaysian Indian group has lost a legal bid to remove a word considered offensive from a government-published dictionary, a lawyer said on Friday, May 15.
By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Following three bloody decades of civil war, Sri Lanka faces the daunting task of trying to reconcile and rebuild after its troops routed the last Tamil Tiger separatist rebels on Monday, May 18, and killed their feared leader.
By Kids Without Borders For Northwest Asian Weekly Dubbed the miracle baby, Vietnamese toddler Thien Nhan Phung, who was abandoned at birth and brutally mauled by wild animals, has once again lived up to his name. It was believed that Phung’s testicles had been severed in the attack.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Taiwan President Ying-jeou Ma plans to visit Central America on May 26. On June 2, he will stop by Seattle on his way home, according to his office’s May 18 press conference.
BEIJING (AP) — On May 5, Beijing said a U.S. report criticizing the state of China’s religious freedom was biased and groundless.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chinese American business owners and professionals are being targeted by an anonymous Mandarin-speaking caller seeking money and often threatening them and their families, said authorities and business leaders.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top opposition leader said on Monday, May 11, that he was resigning to keep a political funding scandal from pulling down his party in upcoming parliamentary elections.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — After her husband left and monsoon rains washed away her straw hut, Rowshan Ara felt she had no choice but to head to Bangladesh’s teeming capital.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The last time Hung Poh Lee walked unassisted was 40 years ago, before a bullet fired in the heat of Malaysia’s worst race riots and sliced through her spine and shattered her future.