Five popular comedians who fled Myanmar’s largest city Yangon to join an anti-coup militia said Thursday that they were compelled to take up arms because of the junta’s brutality and urged the public not to become complacent in its fight to regain powe…Continue Reading
The U.S. State Department named China, North Korea, and Myanmar as state sponsors of the trafficking of persons for the second consecutive year in its annual report on human trafficking released on Thursday, citing the use of forced labor in the two Ea…Continue Reading
Nearly 40 civilians have been killed in Myanmar in less than two weeks as the result of assassinations by both pro- and anti-junta forces, prompting rights groups to warn that the violence will likely worsen unless the military yields to popular demand…Continue Reading
The number of rape cases, including those involving children, has been on the rise in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state for the past few years amid armed conflict and ongoing political instability in the region, according to local aid groups.
Six child r…
One year after a draconian national security law took effect in Hong Kong, launching a citywide crackdown on political opposition and peaceful dissent, hundreds of people were lining up at the airport to leave their home for good.
In scenes reminiscent…
Corruption in Myanmar’s lucrative jade sector has been an engine of armed conflict, with the country’s military increasing its control over the industry even as Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government tried to enact reforms in years leadin…Continue Reading
The family of a recently deceased Vietnamese military serviceman held a funeral for him Thursday, but only after local authorities agreed to investigate the cause of his death.
Tran Duc Do, 19, was found Monday hanging from an acacia tree about 50 mete…