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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

Malaysia’s king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne.


Malaysia ex-PM’s wife pleads not guilty to money laundering

The detained wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering illegal proceeds from a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund, five months …


Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a “well-planned …


Former Malaysian leader arrested, to be charged for graft

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, officials …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed …


Mahathir Malaysia’s leader again after ruling party booted

Malaysia’s former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad, who in a stunning political comeback led opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades, was sworn in as prime minister on …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia

Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Eleven nations sign Pacific trade pact as U.S. plans tariffs

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Malaysia approves new search for missing airliner

Malaysia’s government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance …


Witness at Malaysia trial says 4 more suspects in Kim murder

A Malaysian police officer testified Thursday that the two women on trial in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader were seen on airport security videos …


Video shows North Korean motionless on gurney after attack

A Malaysian airport security video shows the poisoned half brother of North Korea’s leader apparently unconscious on a gurney and being pumped with oxygen by medical attendants as they wait …


Fire at Islamic school in Malaysia kills 24, mostly teens

A fire killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, trapped behind barred windows and a blocked exit in an Islamic school dormitory on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital early Thursday, officials said.


Youth chess coach says student kicked out of tournament for ‘seductive’ dress

A 12-year-old chess champion in Malaysia was forced to withdraw from a youth tournament in the country after tournament organizers deemed her knee-length dress too “seductive,” the girl’s coach said.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

Kim Jong Nam’s body handed to North Korea

Nine Malaysians held in North Korea returned to Malaysia’s capital early Friday after the government released the body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, …


Malaysia: Family of slain North Korean may be scared to come forward

Malaysia’s prime minister said Wednesday that relatives of Kim Jong Nam, the long-exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, may be too scared to come forward to provide DNA samples …


North Korea, Malaysia ban each other’s citizens from leaving

North Korea said Tuesday it was banning Malaysians from leaving the country as its bitter diplomatic battle with Malaysia escalated dramatically over the poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam, the …


Malaysia, North Korea expel ambassadors over Kim’s death

Malaysia is protecting its “sovereignty and dignity” by expelling the North Korean ambassador, the prime minister said Monday, as relations between the countries unraveled further over the poisoning of Kim …


Malaysia: Ambassador’s expulsion is a warning to North Korea

Malaysia said Sunday that its expulsion of North Korea’s ambassador was intended to warn Pyongyang that it cannot manipulate the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader’s half …


One North Korean deported, another sought in nerve-agent killing

Malaysian authorities on Friday deported the only North Korean detained in the killing of the half brother of North Korea’s leader, and issued an arrest warrant for another whose whereabouts …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Malaysia to release, deport North Korean in nerve agent probe

North Korean man will be released from custody because of lack of evidence connecting him to the fatal nerve agent attack on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Under fire but defiant, North Korea sends envoys to court its few friends

North Korea has sent a high-ranking diplomat to Malaysia to try to secure the remains of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader who was killed …


North Korea sends diplomats to Malaysia to get body of Kim’s half brother

North Korea has sent a high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek the return of the body of leader’s Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent killed Kim Jong Un’s brother

Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused “very serious paralysis” that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea’s leader, as police completed a sweep …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Nerve agent found on face of Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother, police say

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the …


No sign of wounds, heart attack on body of North Korean leader’s slain half-brother

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother remains a mystery, with initial autopsy results showing no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds, Malaysian officials …


North Korea says Malaysia can’t be trusted to investigate the killing of leader’s half brother

Tensions between North Korea and Malaysia became even more heated Monday, when Pyongyang’s envoy said Malaysia could not be trusted to carry out the investigation into last week’s killing of …


Death of North Korean leader’s half-brother surrounded by intrigue

At a hospital morgue in Malaysia’s capital, the tightly guarded corpse of a middle-aged man has become the focus of a dizzying case of international intrigue involving five countries, combative …


Woman is arrested in death of North Korean leader’s half brother, Malaysian police say

Questions mounted Wednesday about the mysterious death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother at a Malaysian airport, as police revealed that they had detained one woman, a …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Police looking for clues in death of North Korea leader’s brother

Police were checking surveillance tapes Wednesday for clues about who may have assassinated the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, a senior …


Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could have crashed north of search area, officials say

A team of international investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Tuesday it has concluded the plane is unlikely to be found in a stretch of the Indian …