The former leader of a group labelled a "deviant sect" and linked to disappearances claims its sole priority was to help Indonesia survive a global food crisis.
Lindsay Murdoch Saudi Arabia says it will investigate a claim by Malaysia's Attorney General that embattled prime minister Najib Razak returned US$620 million to Saudi's royal family from his personal bank account in 2013.
Lindsay Murdoch A craze sweeping highly superstitious Thailand where adults pamper life-like infant-sized dolls has run into trouble.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa Abu Bakar Bashir's lawyer has forcefully denied the radical Indonesian cleric had anything to do with the Jakarta terror attacks, declaring them an attempt to sabotage his client's bid for freedom.
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies A minority Muslim group has been ordered to convert to Sunni Islam or be expelled from Bangka island, off the coast of Sumatra, in the latest religious crackdown in Indonesia.
Lindsay Murdoch India and Vietnam are moving to enhance security ties in a move likely to heighten tensions with China over territorial disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea.
Philip Wen China has released a Swedish rights activist detained earlier this month and accused of undermining the country's national security through his legal advocacy work in Beijing.
Nick O'Malley Critics condemn religious group as reactionary lobby group funded by the super-rich.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa The Indonesian government labelled them a "deviant sect". Now a mob has burnt their settlement on Kalimantan to the ground and they are being removed for "re-education".
Alana Schetzer It's the blizzard that's shut down schools, shops and businesses. But it's also paved the way for one snowboarder to make the streets his own.