[JAKARTA] Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death on Friday over his role in a 2016 Islamic State terror attack that saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Jakarta Starbucks cafe.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia named Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, a former central bank official who investigated the scandal-plagued state fund 1MDB, as governor of the regulator.

[AUCKLAND] New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature...

[TOKYO] Japan is suspending evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack after historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, its top government spokesman said Friday.

[PARIS] European aviation giant Airbus warned Thursday it could be forced to pull out of the UK if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.

[LUXEMBOURG] Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Friday a deal extending and deffering repayments on part of Greece's debt pile sent a clear signal to markets that the country had...

[TOKYO] Japanese inflation was stagnant in May, government data indicated Friday, and still far below target as the Bank of Japan shows little sign of winning its long battle against deflation.

[WASHINGTON] Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border on Thursday - but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket...

[BRUSSELS] The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.


BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May has narrowly escaped a vote loss in Parliament and leadership threat after Tory rebels voted for the European Union (EU) Withdrawal Bill.