Law And Order

22 inmates escape from Philippine city jail, 3 recaptured

Jul 27, 2018

Philippine police say 22 inmates, many of them accused of illegal drug-related offenses, have escaped from a city jail south of Manila, with three being recaptured immediately

Manila court OKs US request for terror suspect's extradition

Jul 27, 2018

A Philippine court has granted a U.S. government request for the extradition of a Filipino doctor suspected by U.S. authorities of being an Islamic State group sympathizer and plotting bombings and shootings in New York City

Indonesia graft buster returns to work after acid attack

Jul 27, 2018

An anti-corruption investigator almost blinded by an acid attack urged Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to set up a fact finding team to solve his case as he returned to work 16 months after the assault

Activists slam punishment of raped girl who had abortion

Jul 23, 2018

Activists have criticized a six-month prison sentence given to a 15-year-old Indonesian girl who had an abortion after being raped by her brother

Indonesian teen raped by her brother jailed for abortion

Jul 22, 2018

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion

S. Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

Jul 20, 2018

A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws

South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections

Jul 20, 2018

South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections

Indonesia police kill 11 in crime fight ahead of Asian Games

Jul 17, 2018

Indonesian police have killed 11 suspected petty criminals and shot dozens more in a heavy-handed campaign to free Jakarta of street crime before next month's Asian Games

Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

Jul 16, 2018

Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat

Vietnam to try American for disturbing order in protests

Jul 13, 2018

A court in southern Vietnam is scheduled to put on trial an American citizen accused of disturbing public order by joining protests against proposed law on special economic zones