Najib Razak was charged with four counts of abuse of power and 21 counts of money laundering millions of dollars of a state investment fund which he set up in 2009. Najib pleaded not guilty to all 25 charges.
Is the Indian government's executive order to criminalise oral divorce a progressive move to deliver justice to Muslim women, or will it just end up criminalising Muslim men?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Mount Paektu, considered sacred by Koreans, on the last day of Moon's visit for summit talks on the nuclear standoff and other inter-Korean affairs.
While both sides appear eager to being negotiations, they suspect each others' intentions considering their long acrimonious history.
Shia Muslims observe the 9th and 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Lunar calendar, as special days of mourning over the killing of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, during the battle of Karbala, Iraq in the seventh century.
Reports said the court suspended the 10-year sentence for Sharif and the seven-year term given to his daughter Maryam Nawaz over corrupt practices linked to his family's ownership of upscale London flats.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says "unilateralism" does not offer solutions, a day after US and China swapped tit-for-tat trade tariffs, adding further, Beijing will not use yuan depreciation to boost exports.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Pyongyang has agreed to "permanently dismantle" Nyongbyon nuclear facility if there are corresponding measures from the US, after a summit with the North's Kim Jong-un, a development hailed by Trump.
The UN says Rohingya Muslims have faced four of five prohibited acts defined as genocide at the hands of Myanmar's military. The findings were part of a final report released by UN investigators.
The tit-for-tat measures are the latest escalation in an increasingly protracted trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is greeted with smiles and hugs by the North's leader Kim Jong-un ahead of a crucial summit over denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and the prospect of officially ending the 1950-53 Korean War.
The government has ordered an investigation of the contamination scare that started in Queensland state, where the first case was reported.
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