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KABUL/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - More than 500 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in the first three months of the year as violence raged even after an agreement between the United States and the Taliban on withdrawing foreign forces, the United Nations said on Monday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Two European fathers who live in Japan will urge EU lawmakers this week to increase pressure on Tokyo to tackle parental child abduction by changing a law that does not recognise joint child custody following divorce.
LAHAD DATU: The security forces have thwarted 40 kidnapping attempts in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) since 2018, says Deputy Comm Datuk Hazani Ghazali.
LAHAD DATU (Bernama): Since 2018 to date, the security forces have thwarted 40 kidnapping attempts in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone).
JAKARTA: The Batam Immigration Office in the Riau Islands on Tuesday (Jan 21) has tightened its control on the border between Indonesia and Malaysia following the abduction of Indonesian fishermen by the notorious Abu Sayyaf militant group in the waters off Sabah.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The government has lambasted the "ineffective coordination" of Malaysian authorities following the abduction of five Indonesian fishermen last week in waters off Sabah, the latest incident to underscore the lack of security in the tri-border area between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
YANGON: The Myanmar government has ordered its employees in war-stricken Rakhine state to receive official permission before they travel by land or water amid an increase in abductions of civilian officers by the rebel Arakan Army as it fights national forces for greater autonomy in the state, the border affairs minister said on Saturday (Jan 4).
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian police said on Friday they had arrested a human rights activist in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam hours after the rights group that employs him said he was snatched off the street by men in civilian clothes.
YANGON (Reuters) - It was a brazen daytime attack by ethnic rebels fighting for greater autonomy in the jungles of western Myanmar.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) is awaiting the final report of the special task force set up to investigate the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis Hope founder Amri Che Mat, says Datuk Mah Weng Kwai.