UAE releases sisters held over tweets: Amnest

Three sisters detained for the past three months in the United Arab Emirates after campaigning on Twitter on behalf of their jailed brother were released on Friday, Amnesty International said. Asma Khalifa al-Suwaidi, Mariam Khalifa al-Suwaidi and Alyaziyah Khalifa al-Suwaidi “were reunited with their family today after spending three months in secret detention”, the rights … Read more

Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing

Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists. Now a Singaporean is luring the fishermen away from Tanjung Luar market, where an array of other sea creatures including … Read more

Indonesians Want Official Sacked for Divorcing Wife by SMS

In this file photo, Indonesian protesters march during a demonstration against polygamy in Jakarta. GARUT, Indonesia, Dec 5, 2012 (AFP) – Hundreds of Indonesians demanded Wednesday the dismissal of a district chief who divorced his teen wife via text message days after they married, alleging she lied about her virginity. Around 300 protestors gathered outside … Read more