Four Indonesians arrested over Rohingya refugees smuggling

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MANILA: As tens of thousands of people have been crowding the streets of American cities for the past six months to protest US support for Israel’s war on Gaza, some of the leading voices have been coming from Asian diaspora groups. Their support for Palestine often stems from personal history, as many Asians living in … Read more

Indonesians pack out stadiums for final election rallies

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JAKARTA: Around 100,000 people filled a Jakarta stadium Saturday for a huge rally in support of Indonesian presidential election front runner Prabowo Subianto, just days ahead of one of the world’s biggest one-day votes. Supporters also turned out in their tens of thousands for the final rallies of his rival candidates — former provincial governors … Read more

‘Stop the war crimes:’ Thousands of Indonesians protest for Palestine outside US embassy

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SAN LUIS, Arizona: When Michele Pena ran as a Republican candidate for the Arizona state legislature in a heavily Hispanic and Democratic-leaning district on the Mexican border, few believed she could win. Pena, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant, was a school volunteer and single mother with no political experience. She began with a campaign … Read more