Southeast Asian nations bolster their navies amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, raising the risk that any confrontation in the waterway could spiral.
Asia is home to 41 percent of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide, most of them women who work excessively long days and earn far below the minimum wage.
A Filipina maid in Hong Kong publisheS stark photographs of burned and beaten domestic workers to highlight what she says is “modern slavery.”
Malaysia uncovers 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh scattered around more than two dozen suspected human trafficking camps.
Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates are allowed to cross by bus and complete what one calls a landmark event.
Children on their own, some tricked or kidnapped, are among the thousands of refugees landing in Indonesia and Malaysia after months aboard human trafficking boats.
China prepares for next year’s roll-out of a nationwide system that could help the world’s biggest emitter of heat-trapping carbon dioxide rein in its emissions.
President Joko Widodo is drawing the army more closely into his wars on drugs, terrorism, and corruption.
Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps are discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering southern Thailand.
Naval vessels from Burma and Malaysia search for stranded boat people and the US military prepares air patrols to step up its involvement.
Four refugees rejected by Australia who have agreed to resettle in Cambodia will likely become examples that other refugees will follow.
When Thailand’s army seized power in a bloodless coup one year ago, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on.
Malaysia and Indonesia have committed to temporarily sheltering thousands of migrants and refugees from Burma and Bangladesh, as the US vows to play a “leading role” in resettlement
Worsening crop failures, caused by extreme weather, are leading to increasing financial desperation in India—and a rash of suicides and child trafficking, officials say.
Eroding barriers to travel in China have thrown into relief a new pattern showing that groups deemed potentially risky to the leadership are largely being barred.
Thailand’s junta delays a general election by at least six months, hours after former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was banned from traveling overseas.
Malaysia and Indonesia say they will offer temporary shelter to 7,000 “boat people” adrift in rickety boats, but make clear they will take no more.
Australia will investigate claims by an animal rights group that cattle in Vietnam are being slaughtered with sledgehammers but will not suspend live cattle exports.
Migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore.
Asean has been silent as boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Burma and Bangladeshis escaping poverty at home face sickness and starvation at sea.