- The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy Updated: Nov-22-15 7:27 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)
- In Asia, Obama takes softer tone on human rights, corruption Updated: Nov-22-15 4:12 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - In Southeast Asia, President Barack Obama has taken a softer tone on human rights and corruption in a part of the world that rights groups claim is rife with abuses.
- SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.
- Obama touches down in Malaysia on last leg of Asia trip Updated: Nov-20-15 3:08 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama touched down in Malaysia on Friday for the last leg of his trip to Southeast Asia.
- US voices frustration over democracy progress in Thailand Updated: Nov-20-15 12:09 am
WASHINGTON - The United States has expressed deep frustration over the lack of democratic progress in Thailand after last year's military coup, saying a new constitution there won't pass the "smell test" unless civil society helps to draft it.
- APEC summit tests security in volatile Philippines Updated: Nov-17-15 12:34 am
MANILA, Philippines - Providing security for the leaders of Asia-Pacific nations including the United States and China is a huge undertaking for any country. For the Philippines, which is hosting this year's APEC summit, the challenges are even bigger and are under renewed scrutiny following the Paris attacks.
- UN group says Malaysia Anwar's jailing politically motivated Updated: Nov-02-15 3:07 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Imprisoned Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was prosecuted for political reasons and should be released, a U.N. body concluded after reviewing the case widely seen as politically motivated. The government rejected the findings and called for the legal process to be respected.