Activists and opposition members have spoken out in anger after a court in Phnom Penh sentenced 11 members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to as much as 20 years in prison Tuesday after convicting them of insurrection in connection with a violent protest last year.
Burma (Myanmar) celebrated Martyrs’ Day on Sunday, which many see as one of the saddest moments in the country’s contemporary history: on July 19, 1947, General Aung San and seven other members of the then-interim government – Abdul Razak, Ba Cho, Ba Win, Mahn Ba Khaing, Ohn Maung, Sao San Tun and Thakin Mya – were assassinated.
Earlier this month the Cambodian government passed a law which could seriously undermine freedom of civil society in the country.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says it has lodged a protest with the Indian government over what it calls a series of “unprovoked ceasefire violations” in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
WASHINGTON (AP) — China’s record on nuclear proliferation faces congressional criticism as the Obama administration seeks renewal of a 30-year agreement allowing American involvement in the Asian nation’s fast-growing atomic energy industry.
Former Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa blames others for anti-Muslim attacks
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