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Prosecutor says ex-Malaysian PM abused his 'absolute power'

Apr 3, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat in the dock at the start of his corruption trial, with the chief prosecutor alleging he wielded "near absolute power" for nearly a decade

Facebook prohibits foreign-funded ads for Indonesia election

Mar 5, 2019

Facebook is prohibiting political ads for Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections that are purchased from outside the country

Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

Feb 14, 2019

An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

Feb 11, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Jan 12, 2019

A Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse by her family has left Bangkok for asylum in Canada

The Latest: Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

Jan 11, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will grant asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse

Australia considering resettlement for fleeing Saudi woman

Jan 9, 2019

A Saudi woman who fled her family, alleging abuse, has moved a step closer to her goal of gaining asylum in Australia after a U.N. agency granted her refugee status

The Latest: Father denies abusing fleeing Saudi daughter

Jan 9, 2019

Police in Thailand say the father of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum abroad denies physically abusing her or trying to force her into an arranged marriage, two of the reasons she gave for her flight

Facebook rebuts Vietnam claims over alleged illegal content

Jan 9, 2019

Facebook is defending itself against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam's cybersecurity law

Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman

Jan 8, 2019

Thailand's immigration police chief has met with officials from the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, as Saudi Arabia tries to distance itself from accusations that it attempted to block a young woman's effort to flee from her family and seek asylum abroad

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