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World 18 Dec 2017 | 6:23 PM

ISIS claims attack on spy agency centre in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack near a training facility of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Monday as gunmen exchanged fire with security forces.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 5:35 PM

Yemen air strike kills eight women, two children, say residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country's three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 4:35 PM

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after Palestinian rocket attacks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said it attacked a Hamas training compound in Gaza on Monday in response to rocket strikes from the Palestinian enclave, which have surged since U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec 6.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 3:03 PM

At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia's Oromiya region

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016.

Nation 18 Dec 2017 | 1:53 PM

Jail for Malaysian who moved RM652k across the Causeway

SINGAPORE: On five separate occasions in September, a Malaysian woman was handed S$216,000 (RM652,694) in ill-gotten gains which she was told to transport from Singapore to Johor Baru.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 11:32 AM

U.S. citizen recaptured after Bali jail break

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police have recaptured a U.S. citizen who escaped a week ago from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

Nation 18 Dec 2017 | 9:11 AM

Manager jailed for bribing SWCorp officer

KUALA LUMPUR: A manager of a transport service company was sentenced to a month's jail for bribing an enforcement officer of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp).

World 18 Dec 2017 | 7:16 AM

Woman rescued after 2 days stuck in Australia mine shaft

SYDNEY: A woman has been pulled alive from an abandoned Australian mine shaft where she was trapped in searing heat for two days until a drone found her, police said Monday (Dec 18).

AseanPlus News 18 Dec 2017 | 2:57 AM

Basketball coach found guilty of committing sexual acts on student

SINGAPORE: A basketball coach committed sexual acts on his then 13-year-old student and the teenager told his mother about his ordeal only two years later when he feared contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 12:44 AM

Factbox - International reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

(Reuters) - Several countries, the United Nations and journalist groups are demanding the release of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from detention in Myanmar. The reporters were arrested on Dec. 12 after being invited to meet police officials on the outskirts of Yangon. They had worked on stories about a military crackdown in Rakhine state, scene of more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh since late August.