Says country respects human rights but can't go soft on sexual crimes.
More than 9,600 people have died in separatist struggle since April 2014.
China pumped in huge funds recently to expand its space capabilities.
U.N. body listed records of Japan's war aggression in its heritage list.
Monarch had a stabilizing influence amid country's political turmoil.
Police arrested the pair with knives & notes pledging allegiance to IS.
President's bloody anti-drug drive has drawn flak from human rights groups.
Worshippers had gathered to observe religious day of Ashura on Tuesday.
French government earlier said talks would be confined to Syria conflict.
Labor lawmakers say the parliament should legislate on the subject.
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