UN Decries Lack of Reforms and Widespread Abuse in Eritrea

GENEVA – A U.N. investigator is condemning an Eritrean crackdown on fundamental freedoms and religious practice in a new report, as well as the country’s harsh, indefinite military service and widespread abuse.Hopes that Eritrea, which has been accused…

Malaysia Swears in New Prime Minister as Mahathir Loses Out

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.The swearing-in capped a week of…