Category: Asia

Indonesia plane crash: Weather hampers rescue search

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) Searchers struggled with rugged, forested terrain Monday, trying to reach debris believed to be from an Indonesian airliner that crashed on Sunday. They gave up on Monday when bad weather made it impossible…

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim region

*  Civil servants, students and teachers prevented from fasting and restaurants ordered to remain open in Xinjiang region. China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during…

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Sunday that impoverished migrants fleeing her country are tainting its image and are “mentally sick.” She said the migrants, who are paying human traffickers for perilous journeys on packed…