Politics

Cambodian PM, opposition leader hold tense talks

By Mon, Sep 16, 2013 1:02PM UTC Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy , center, claps while leading his supporters in a demonstration in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen met the head of the main opposition party Monday in a bid to resolve a political stalemate, a day after violent clashes on the streets of Phnom Penh left one dead and several wounded. The meeting at the National

Cambodia opposition keeps up pressure with rally

By Sun, Sep 15, 2013 5:05PM UTC Cambodia opposition leasder Sam Rainsy at Saturday's rally. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s main opposition leader kicked off a new wave of demonstrations against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government Sunday, warning the protests would not stop until the nation’s post-election deadlock is resolved. The mass rally comes one day after Cambodia’s king brought Hun Sen face to

Thailand’s stupidity politics

By Sat, Sep 14, 2013 6:02PM UTC Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

By Kaewmala Thai PM was called a “stupid bitch” by the leader of the opposition Yes, it really happened, to the shock of some and surprise of many. Why the surprise? Verbal aggression is nothing new in Thai politics of recent years. Slurs and insults have become commonplace. Many Thai

Beijing nixes full democracy for next HK leader

By Fri, Sep 13, 2013 4:45PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s top official in semiautonomous Hong Kong says the public won’t be able to nominate candidates for the city’s next leadership race in 2017. It’s the strongest sign yet from Beijing that residents of the former British colony won’t be allowed to freely choose their next

Philippine president warns rebels to end standoff

By Fri, Sep 13, 2013 3:49PM UTC Government troops, backed by armored personnel carriers, position themselves at an intersection at the southern port city of Zamboanga in southern Philippines Wednesday. Pic: AP.

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials were trying to negotiate a surrender of Muslim rebels who were holding more than 100 civilians hostage Friday, as President Benigno Aquino III warned that his government won’t hesitate to use force to end the five-day standoff. Aquino visited troops and some of the

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