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Nation 11 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ivory tusk smuggler caught again

KOTA KINABALU: Indonesian authorities have finally caught up with a woman who was detained and let go in Kalimantan on Jan 13, despite being found with ivory tusks believed to be from poached Borneo Pygmy elephants in Sabah.

AseanPlus News 11 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

New phase for S. Korea’s Moon

SEOUL: South Korea’s new president is a former pro-democracy activist and special forces soldier whose electoral victory caps a turbulent political career – he was jailed by his predecessor’s father.

AseanPlus News 11 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Double whammy for Ahok as he’s put behind bars

Jakarta: Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (pic) – known by his nickname Ahok –was surely not born under a lucky star, as less than a month after losing the election he is being forced to become an inmate of the Cipinang detention centre in East Jakarta after a court sentenced him to two years in prison for blasphemy.

World 10 May 2017 | 11:52 PM

Ugandan court grants bail to jailed government critic

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A Ugandan academic was released on bail on Wednesday after spending more than a month in jail on charges related to posts she made on Facebook criticising the country's leader of three decades, Yoweri Museveni.

World 10 May 2017 | 11:37 PM

Civilians in Mosul's Old City face 'stark choices' for survival - ICRC

GENEVA (Reuters) - As many as 450,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul's Old City, caught up in house-to-house fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi government forces and cut off from aid, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.

World 10 May 2017 | 8:29 PM

Tajikistan detains son of defector to Islamic State -security sources

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajik security services have detained the eldest son of a former elite police force commander who defected to Islamic State two years ago, suspecting that the young man was going to join his father, security sources said on Wednesday.

World 10 May 2017 | 7:24 PM

A Trump supporter, and his cab, play unexpected role in escape to Canada

Plattsburgh, N.Y. (Reuters) - Cab driver Curtis Seymour got the call at 3:30 a.m. to pick up a passenger at the Greyhound bus station in Plattsburgh, New York, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Canadian border.

World 10 May 2017 | 7:03 PM

Prominent Chinese rights lawyer returns home after near two-years' detention

BEIJING (Reuters) - Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Li Heping has returned to his Beijing home after being held for nearly two years amid a sweeping clamp-down on civil society, his former lawyer said on Wednesday.

World 10 May 2017 | 6:43 PM

Germany to make reforms to army after far right plot - minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's defence minister on Wednesday promised to reform the military after the arrest of soldiers accused of plotting to carry out an attack motivated by right-wing extremism, but her pledge failed to quell growing criticism of her leadership.

World 10 May 2017 | 5:14 PM

Jailing of Jakarta's Christian governor reverberates across Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of supporters of Jakarta's Christian governor sang patriotic songs outside the Indonesian capital's City Hall on Wednesday to protest his imprisonment for blasphemy after a trial that drew concerns over rising religious intolerance.