Menu
Account
The Diplomat
Authors

Associated Press

Associated Press stories hosted by The Diplomat are gathered here.

Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings
January 19, 2019
Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings
Abu Bakar Bashir, the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, is due to be released next week.
Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings
China’s Economy Czar to Visit Washington for Trade Talks
January 18, 2019
China’s Economy Czar to Visit Washington for Trade Talks
Finally, the U.S. and China’s top trade officials will meet for direct talks.
China’s Economy Czar to Visit Washington for Trade Talks
Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner
January 17, 2019
Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner
Bibi's hiding place is comfortable enough, but it's still a jail of sorts.
Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 4, Wounds Over 100 in Kabul
January 16, 2019
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 4, Wounds Over 100 in Kabul
The Taliban's bloody terror campaign continues with an attack on a favorite target.
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 4, Wounds Over 100 in Kabul
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
January 14, 2019
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Russia and Japan agree on the need to improve ties, but major differences remain.
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Poland Charges Huawei Manager With Spying for China
January 12, 2019
Poland Charges Huawei Manager With Spying for China
Huawei's legal troubles abroad continue, this time with a espionage charges against a local director.
Poland Charges Huawei Manager With Spying for China
South Korean President: North Korea, US Both Need to Do More
January 11, 2019
South Korean President: North Korea, US Both Need to Do More
Moon Jae-in said Pyongyang needs to take clear steps toward denuclearization, while Washington needs to reward those efforts.
South Korean President: North Korea, US Both Need to Do More
Is Thailand’s Election Going to Be Delayed Yet Again?
January 09, 2019
Is Thailand’s Election Going to Be Delayed Yet Again?
Protesters take to the street, demanding that the military junta to stick to an announced February 24 election date.
Is Thailand’s Election Going to Be Delayed Yet Again?
After Shock Abdication, Malaysia's Royals Will Pick a New King
January 08, 2019
After Shock Abdication, Malaysia's Royals Will Pick a New King
Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne.
After Shock Abdication, Malaysia's Royals Will Pick a New King
Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns
January 05, 2019
Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns
Despite election-related violence, congratulatory messages rolled in for Bangladesh Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina.
Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns
US Envoys Due in Beijing for Trade Talks
January 05, 2019
US Envoys Due in Beijing for Trade Talks
China says U.S. envoys are expected in Beijing on Monday for talks on the trade fight.
US Envoys Due in Beijing for Trade Talks
China Lands Spacecraft on 'Dark' Side of the Moon
January 04, 2019
China Lands Spacecraft on 'Dark' Side of the Moon
With a world first, China is closing in on “space power” status.
China Lands Spacecraft on 'Dark' Side of the Moon
Australia's Citizenship Stripping Policy Again Sparks Controversy
January 03, 2019
Australia's Citizenship Stripping Policy Again Sparks Controversy
Australian officials insist a man who just lost citizenship over ISIS ties isn’t stateless.
Australia's Citizenship Stripping Policy Again Sparks Controversy
Japan’s Emperor Makes His Final New Year’s Appearance
January 03, 2019
Japan’s Emperor Makes His Final New Year’s Appearance
Emperor Akihito, who will soon be abdicating the throne, gave his final New Year’s address before 150,000 admirers.
Japan’s Emperor Makes His Final New Year’s Appearance
The People China ‘Disappeared’ in 2018
December 31, 2018
The People China ‘Disappeared’ in 2018
From a movie star to university students, no one is immune.
The People China ‘Disappeared’ in 2018
2 Dead, Nearly 30 Wounded in Bomb Blast at Philippine Mall
December 31, 2018
2 Dead, Nearly 30 Wounded in Bomb Blast at Philippine Mall
A terrorist attack in the country's restive south is believed to be the work of Islamic State-linked militants.
2 Dead, Nearly 30 Wounded in Bomb Blast at Philippine Mall
Bangladesh's Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result
December 31, 2018
Bangladesh's Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result
Sheikh Hasina has won a third term in an election the opposition candidate dismissed as “farcical.”
Bangladesh's Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result
China’s Christmas Crackdown
December 25, 2018
China’s Christmas Crackdown
Santa gets pushed out as China's leaders emphasize tradition.
China’s Christmas Crackdown
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
December 22, 2018
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
Officials say U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed the Pentagon to draw up plans to pull out of Afghanistan.
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
December 20, 2018
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
Foreign Minister Taro Kono warned that the ruling could damage “the legal foundation of our relationship.”
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs for 1MDB Scandal
December 18, 2018
Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs for 1MDB Scandal
The investigation into massive theft from the state investment fund advances.
Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs for 1MDB Scandal
Attack on Opposition Leader’s Motorcade Adds to Pre-Election Violence in Bangladesh
December 15, 2018
Attack on Opposition Leader’s Motorcade Adds to Pre-Election Violence in Bangladesh
The Jatiya Oikya Front accused supporters of the ruling Awami League of being behind the attack.
Attack on Opposition Leader’s Motorcade Adds to Pre-Election Violence in Bangladesh
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court: Dissolution of Parliament Unconstitutional
December 14, 2018
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court: Dissolution of Parliament Unconstitutional
The ongoing political crisis takes another twist.
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court: Dissolution of Parliament Unconstitutional
China Stays Quiet on Detained Canadian as Huawei CFO Is Released on Bail
December 13, 2018
China Stays Quiet on Detained Canadian as Huawei CFO Is Released on Bail
China's foreign ministry denies knowledge of former diplomat Michael Kovrig's detention.
China Stays Quiet on Detained Canadian as Huawei CFO Is Released on Bail
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief