Politics

Anger mounts over jailing of 11 opposition activists in Cambodia

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:43AM UTC

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.

Burmese remember what might have been on Martyrs’ Day

By Mon, Jul 20, 2015 5:19PM UTC

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.

Strongman Hun Sen’s last bid to control Cambodia’s vocal civil society

By Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:54AM UTC

Earlier this month the Cambodian government passed a law which could seriously undermine freedom of civil society in the country.

Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violation

By Sun, Jul 19, 2015 4:19PM UTC

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.

China’s record criticized as Congress mulls nuclear pact

By Sun, Jul 19, 2015 3:49PM UTC

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.