Politics

Justice in Sri Lanka: With just 273 political prisoners in custody, how many have disappeared?

By Wed, Jun 17, 2015 4:11PM UTC

New questions about wartime and post-war disappearances in Sri Lanka emerged following a bombshell revelation that the Government hs only 273 political detainees in its custody. Families of the disappeared believed the numbers are much higher. This announcement also hardens doubts if a Sri Lankan-led judicial process into mass atrocities, such as disappearances, will bring justice to the victims.

Vietnam accuses China of attacking fishermen in disputed sea

By Wed, Jun 17, 2015 12:25PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese official has accused China of attacking its fishermen in three separate incidents over the past week in the disputed South China Sea.

Politician or idealist? Making sense of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip to China

By Tue, Jun 16, 2015 12:08PM UTC

On Sunday, Aung San Suu Kyi’s official visit to China came to an end, leaving observers wondering what to make of her meeting with Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping.

9 people arrested in Hong Kong for conspiring to make explosives

By Tue, Jun 16, 2015 9:53AM UTC

Hong Kong police have arrested nine people and seized materials for making explosives at a former suburban TV studio.

Former China security chief sentenced to life for corruption

By Thu, Jun 11, 2015 7:27PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A court says it has sentenced former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang to life in prison on corruption charges following a closed-door trial.