Tibetan lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche dies in prison 13 years into serving a sentence for what human rights groups say were false charges.
Two Thailand-based journalists are set to face trial on charges related to the republication of material alleging Thai military members were involved in human trafficking.
A joint task force of Thai police and anti-human trafficking personnel arrests five accomplices and the leader of a human trafficking ring near Bangkok .
Many people living in Vanuatu are considering rebuilding their entire community on higher ground after a cyclone in March sent waves surging through their homes.
North Korea confirms the purging of its defense chief two months after Seoul’s spy service said he was executed for disloyalty to Kim Jong Un.
On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, Burmese Editor Aye Chan Myae talks football with guests including Yangon United FC technical director Win Thu Moe.
DNA evidence in the murder case of two British backpackers has not been lost, Thai police say, contradicting earlier statements that evidence had been misplaced.
Thailand says it rejected a Beijing request to deport all Uighur Muslims back to China, days after the deportation of nearly 100 Uighurs sparked criticism.
Kim Jong-un has executed 70 officials since taking power in a “reign of terror” far exceeding that of his dictator father, South Korean officials say.
Local officials say no one has been arrested for trafficking in Burma’s Arakan State, which supplies many of victims to this brutal trade.
A roti seller’s desperate bid to save his nephew ultimately sparked a regional crisis over boatloads of unwanted Rohingya trafficking victims.
The head of Vietnam’s Communist Party says differences with Washington on human rights should not obstruct the deepening of relations between the former enemies.
Washington is removing Malaysia from its list of worst human trafficking centers despite recent discoveries of trafficking-linked mass graves in the Southeast Asian nation.
The business plans and overseas ambitions of Chinese brokerages are being shelved as Beijing pushes them to arrest a dramatic plunge in domestic equity.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak tells lawyers to consider action against the newspaper, which reported that investigators probing a state fund traced deposits to him.
A Thai military court will release 14 detained student activists but they will still face sedition charges for defying the junta’s ban on political gatherings.
Two men from Burma accused of murdering two British holidaymakers in Thailand go on trial in a case that caused outrage abroad.
Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together to perform on each side of the world’s most heavily armed border.
War-time President Mahinda Rajapaksa remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticized for war crimes in a UN report.
Drainage of peatlands to cultivate oil palm in Malaysia’s Rajang Delta is causing land subsidence that will bring large-scale floods in coming decades, researchers warn.