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World 22 Mar 2019 | 10:10 PM

Morocco’s hidden Christians see pope trip as chance to push for freedom

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan converts to Christianity, a tiny minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim country, are looking to Pope Francis' visit next week as an chance to press their demands for religious freedom.

World 20 Mar 2019 | 4:29 PM

Exclusive: China to invite European diplomats to Xinjiang in new diplomatic push

BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China will invite Beijing-based European diplomats to visit its far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry told Reuters, furthering its outreach to fend off criticism about a de-radicalisation programme.

Nation 19 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

12 Filipinos, one Malaysian held in Sabah anti-terror raids

KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve Filipinos and a Malaysian have been detained for suspected involvement in militancy following an anti-terror swoop in Sabah, said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

AseanPlus News 19 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Beijing: 13,000 ‘terrorists’ held in Xinjiang since 2014

BEIJING: Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 “terrorists” in Xinjiang since 2014, the government says, in a policy paper defen­ding its controversial de-radicalisation measures for Muslims in the restive far western region.

World 18 Mar 2019 | 2:55 PM

China says 13,000 'terrorists' arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 "terrorists" in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday, in a policy paper defending its controversial de-radicalisation measures for Muslims in the restive far western region.

Nation 17 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

An inconvenient truth?

THE most convenient truth would be that it is religion that drives radicalisation, terrorism and violent extremism in Malaysia, as well as the rest of the world.

World 14 Mar 2019 | 7:01 PM

NATO edges towards Trump's spending demands, Germany lags

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - More European allies in NATO increased defence spending in 2018, with sharp rises in the Baltics, Poland and the Netherlands, but only six governments met a target sought by the United States - while Germany lagged and Canadian outlays fell.

World 12 Mar 2019 | 8:19 PM

Bomb wounds Indonesian police officer after militant arrested

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A bomb explosion wounded an Indonesian police officer on Tuesday following the arrest of a suspected Islamic militant at a house on the island of Sumatra, a police spokesman said.

World 07 Mar 2019 | 8:05 PM

India holds Kashmir separatists under law allowing imprisonment without charge

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian authorities on Thursday extended the detention of two separatist leaders in the disputed Kashmir region, police said, holding them under a controversial law that allows for suspects to be held for up to two years without charge.

World 06 Mar 2019 | 5:33 PM

Indian opposition attacks Modi over alleged political use of armed forces

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian opposition parties are launching a united attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what they see as his politicisation of the armed forces as he tries to ride a patriotic wave into a second term in office at a general election.