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...
Burma’s path to democracy, born in considerable hope when the generals’ junta agreed to political reforms in 2011 and released democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, is in depressing danger of failure. ...
A U.S. official says North Korea is coming out of its shell as it scrambles to fight back against international criticism of its human rights record....
North Korea says it willing to cooperate with the U.N. and other international organizations on human rights, but is bristling at what it views as politicization of the issue by its arch enemy, the United States....
A young Thai activist for the red shirt movement, who was detained by the military junta shortly after the coup under suspicious circumstances and released after much public attention about her whereabouts, has accused that she was physically assaulted and mentally abused during her detention. ...
Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:14AM UTC
APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:10AM UTC
Australian officials deny elite troop shortage
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:59AM UTC
Apple issues security warning for iCloud
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:05AM UTC
US: 1 American released from North Korea
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:02AM UTC
Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 9:54AM UTC