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World 09 Nov 2017 | 9:43 PM Premium

U.N. watchdog tells Australia to change its migration laws

GENEVA (Reuters) - Australia needs to stop rejecting refugees and change its migration laws to come into line with international standards, the U.N. Human Rights Committee said in a report on Thursday.

World 09 Nov 2017 | 12:49 PM Premium

Papua New Guinea starts dismantling detention camp, threatens forcible evict of asylum seekers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea began dismantling a shuttered Australian-run immigration detention centre on Thursday and warned it will use force if necessary to evict nearly 600 men if they refuse to leave within two days, according to a notice posted at the camp.

Nation 09 Nov 2017 | 9:17 AM Premium

NRD: Penang flood victims can get replacement documents for free

GEORGE TOWN: Flood victims in Penang can replace their documents at the National Registration Department (NRD) for free.

Nation 09 Nov 2017 | 4:56 AM Premium

Penang flood: Victims can replace damaged passports for free

BAYAN LEPAS: Flood victims whose passports were lost or damaged during the recent floods in Penang can replace them for free before Dec 31.

World 08 Nov 2017 | 6:58 PM Premium

Democrats win bitter Virginia governor's race in setback for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, dealing a setback to President Donald Trump with a decisive victory over a Republican who had adopted some of the president's combative tactics and issues.

Football 08 Nov 2017 | 4:13 AM Premium

FIFA demands visa, work permit and tax exemptions for 2026 World Cup

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The United States and other countries hoping to host the 2026 World Cup should provide government guarantees on visa-free travel plus work permit and tax exemptions for their bids to be accepted, according to documents published by FIFA on Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 08 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

More security checks at Singapore checkpoint

SINGAPORE: Enhanced security checks at Woodlands Checkpoint will be conducted for selected motorists and travellers using the Causeway in an operational exercise, the Immigration and Check­points Authority (ICA) announced in a statement.

World 07 Nov 2017 | 9:23 PM Premium

Greens, FDP make concessions in German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two German parties aiming to join Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a governing coalition dropped demands on tax reforms and climate policy on Tuesday, breaking a logjam after two weeks of often tense negotiations.

World 07 Nov 2017 | 4:12 AM Premium

Merkel wants progress in coalition talks in 10 days

BERLIN (Reuters) - Immigration and climate policy are the most contentious issues in exploratory negotiations between three parties seeking to form Germany's next government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, adding that she wants proper talks to start in 10 days.

AseanPlus News 07 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rights group: Release asylum seekers held in raids

Bangkok: Thai authorities should release 35 Pakistani and Somali asylum seekers arrested in recent raids, a rights group said, slamming arrests that swept up more than a dozen children.