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Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the only son of Turkmenistan’s longtime president has become a senior lawmaker.
JAKARTA – Agence France-Presse
Indonesian police have detained 17 people with suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after Turkey deported them due to concerns they wanted to enter Syria, an official said on Jan. 23.
DACHA SUU, Kyrgyzstan
A Turkish cargo plane attempting to land in thick fog crashed on Jan. 16 into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport and killed at least 37 people.
At least 36 people were killed and 50 injured on the night of Jan. 21 when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India, in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.
MANILA – The Associated Press
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack “collateral damage.”
TAIPEI – Reuters
Taiwan aspires to create a “new era” of peace with China, which should set aside the baggage of history and have positive dialogue, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis, adding military action cannot resolve problems.
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
Prospective U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson better watch his mouth, angry Chinese media said Jan. 13, warning U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee that his threats to block China in the South China Sea are fighting words.
Kyrgyzstan on Jan. 17 observed a day of mourning as it recovered the bodies of the dozens of people killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village outside the capital a day ago
Hong Kong’s tough pro-Beijing number two Carrie Lam announced her bid to lead the deeply divided city on Jan. 12 after stepping down from her current post
SYDNEY – Reuters
The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Jan. 17, without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said.
Five United Arab Emirates officials were among 56 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Jan. 11, as Taliban militants step up a deadly winter campaign of violence