Myanmar’s Rohingya talks fail to find deal

Myanmar held repatriation talks with Rohingya representatives in a Bangladesh refugee camp, amid speculation that it is only an attempt to ease international pressure...

Thailand fails to address rights abuse: HRW

Thailand’s government is failing to restore human rights after five years of military dictatorship, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha...

Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

Myanmar sanctions too weak: UN envoy

A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other generals over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is insufficient,...

NGOs condemn Cambodian security crackdown  

Cambodia has been called on to free those arrested for commemorating the third anniversary of the killing of government critic Kem Ley.  On July 10,...

Amnesty demands UN probe into Philippine drug slaughter 

Amnesty International has called for the United Nations to investigate the deaths of thousands of mostly poor Filipinos.  Three years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte...

Expect Papuan misery to increase

The looming 50th anniversary of a so-called referendum that condemned the two Papuan provinces to exploitation by Indonesia has coincided with a rising tide...

UN told to act over violence in Myanmar 

The Human Rights Council in Geneva has been told by the special rapporteur on rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, that the international community is “beginning to...

Girl, 3, killed in Philippine drugs ‘bust’: HRW

A three-year-old girl has been killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs.  Myka Ulpina was purportedly shot during a police raid targeting...

US citizen jailed for 12 years in Vietnam 

A Vietnamese-American father of four has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Vietnam for "attempting to overthrow the state” amid what is...

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Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

Rebel armies in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, mostly soldiers, in attacks on a military academy and other government targets in the...

Singapore cuts GDP forecast amid recession fears

Singapore has cut its economic growth forecast as the Sino-Trump trade war worsens and data confirmed the slowest growth rate since the 2009 financial...