UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean officials say they have met for the first time with a U.N. special investigator on human rights and "envisage" him visiting their country....
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special investigator for North Korea is "strongly" urging that the U.N. Security Council refer the country to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record — and that member countries should arrest perpetrators of crimes against humanity who come into their jurisdiction....
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.S. official says Vietnam has made progress on human rights, but that the country must do more if the former foes are to forge closer economic and security ties....
BEIJING (AP) — China says it's against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record. The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee is considering a resolution calling on the Security Council to take that step, citing the North's dismal and well-documented record of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions....
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A human rights watchdog says many women from Asia and Africa employed as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates are exploited and abused in slave-like conditions....
Boat carrying migrants sinks near Bangladesh; 20 missing
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:51PM UTC
Philippine mayor arrested, escorted to graft hearing
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:43PM UTC
Burma tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:39PM UTC
Sri Lanka says it will return private lands in civil war areas
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:31PM UTC
China calls on families to have more children
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:18PM UTC
India fires top foreign office official Sujatha Singh
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:07PM UTC