Many observers say President Joko Widodo’s choice of an influential Islamic cleric is a smart political move.
Correspondent Yibing Feng, VOA contractor Allen Ai detained for at least six hours Monday evening in Jinan, Shandong province while interviewing retired Chinese professor Sun Wenguang.
The reporter was attempting to interview a retired Chinese professor who was taken away by authorities during a live television interview with VOA nearly two weeks ago.
The Chinese transport ministry said it would station the search-and-rescue vessel in the Spratly Islands partly to honor international treaties.
Seoul says plans to expand tourism ties contingent on denuclearization talks and the lifting of sanctions.
Sun Wenguang, 84, told the friends that after he was detained on August 1, he was moved to several locations including Yanzi Mountain Villa at Jinan Military Region, a military-linked hotel and reception center in Jinan, eastern China, his hometown.
As Laos finally succumbs to pressure for rethink on hydropower projects, victims count the cost.
President Tsai Ing-wen will stop twice in the United States over China’s objections on her way to shore up ties with old friends Belize and Paraguay.
Red Cross, Red Crescent appeal for $9 million to provide emergency aid to some 80,000 earthquake survivors in country’s Lombok island.
Wirapol Sukphol sentenced to more than 100 years in connection with funds he fraudulently raised from followers.
Critics question independence and mandate of new body tasked with investigating allegations of human rights violations in beleaguered state.
A network of highway checkpoints lets troops keep militants outside cities on the island of Mindanao and double up patrols of the countryside.