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Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

Feb 14, 2019

An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

Feb 12, 2019

Overseas members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of relatives who have disappeared into internment camps

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

Feb 11, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China, prompting grumbling

Jan 25, 2019

Chinese internet users lose access to Microsoft Corp.'s Bing search engine, triggering grumbling about Communist Party censorship

Chinese model in derided Dolce & Gabbana ads apologizes

Jan 23, 2019

The Chinese model in advertisements for Italian fashion line Dolce & Gabbana that were widely derided in the country has apologized for her appearance in the campaign

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Jan 12, 2019

A Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse by her family has left Bangkok for asylum in Canada

The Latest: Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

Jan 11, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will grant asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse

Australia considering resettlement for fleeing Saudi woman

Jan 9, 2019

A Saudi woman who fled her family, alleging abuse, has moved a step closer to her goal of gaining asylum in Australia after a U.N. agency granted her refugee status

The Latest: Father denies abusing fleeing Saudi daughter

Jan 9, 2019

Police in Thailand say the father of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum abroad denies physically abusing her or trying to force her into an arranged marriage, two of the reasons she gave for her flight

Facebook rebuts Vietnam claims over alleged illegal content

Jan 9, 2019

Facebook is defending itself against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam's cybersecurity law

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