National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns -- but there is some cause to believe that may be changing...
September brought more record heat globally, and U.S. meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded....
The Republic of the Maldives is the smallest country in Asia, both by landmass and population. It is also the country with the lowest elevation on Earth, rising to only 1.5 meters above sea level. Due to climate change, the Maldive Islands are under threat of rising sea levels. In 2012 President Mohamed Nasheed called...
In Singapore, June, 2013 was marked by 16-year high levels of air pollution. Known as “Hazepocalypse”, forest fires in Indonesia and Malaysia caused the city-state to be blanketed in an unhealthy haze of smoky air for days on end. ...
NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study shows that rampant trash-burning is releasing more polluting emissions than governments are reporting. ...
Workers accused of Thailand tourist murders retract confessions
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 6:35PM UTC
North Korea detainee to return to Ohio
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 6:12PM UTC
Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 5:57PM UTC
Hong Kong protest talks reveal gap between students and government
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 5:38PM UTC
Second ship to join search for missing Malaysian plane
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 5:24PM UTC
South Korea demolishes ‘Christmas tree’ border tower
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 4:58PM UTC