Social Issues

The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee

Feb 11, 2019

Bahrain says that it "reaffirms its right to pursue all necessary legal actions against" a soccer player who has been granted refugee status in Australia

US following case of missing refugee wanted by China

Feb 11, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return him to China from neighboring Uzbekistan and whose current whereabouts are unknown

Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorize Papuan man

Feb 11, 2019

Indonesian police have admitted officers terrorized a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident showing the man screaming in fear and his interrogator laughing circulated online

Philippine official: Abu Sayyaf harboring suicide bomber

Feb 8, 2019

A Philippine official says an Abu Sayyaf militant leader accused of plotting a recent suicide attack in a Roman Catholic cathedral in the south may be harboring a foreign would-be suicide bomber in his jungle base

Thailand: Soccer player must go through extradition hearings

Feb 6, 2019

Thailand's government insists it cannot free a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia until hearings on Bahrain's request for his extradition are completed

Indonesia sentences Briton to 6 months for slapping official

Feb 6, 2019

A British woman who slapped an immigration officer on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali after missing her flight due to an expired visa has been sentenced to six months in prison

Man in Chinese village accused of killing 8 with knife

Feb 6, 2019

Man in Chinese village accused of killing 8 with knife

Japan finance minister Aso sorry for criticizing childless

Feb 5, 2019

Japan finance minister says 'sorry' for blaming childless people for Japan's population aging and decline

Australia urges Thailand free refugee soccer player

Feb 4, 2019

Australia has urged Thailand to exercise its legal discretion to free a refugee soccer player after the Australian resident told a Bangkok court that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain

The Latest: Australia urges Thailand to release footballer

Feb 4, 2019

Australia has urged Thailand to exercise its legal discretion by releasing refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

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