Myanmar security forces fired shots into the air to break up new violence as attacks on Muslim targets continued despite government attempts to halt them.
Authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in three townships after anti-Muslim religious violence touched new parts of the country
China said its navy fired flares at Vietnamese fishing boats but denied Hanoi’s claim that a vessel was damaged in an incident.
Even as soldiers imposed order in the burned-out city of Meikhtila, unrest was reported in two other towns to the south.
Deep in the lawless mountains of the Golden Triangle, sloping fields of illegal poppies have just been scraped dry for opium. This is the peak season for producing drugs here, and in Burma’s nascent era of democratic change, the haul has gotten only bigger.
Militants in the southern Philippines on Saturday released an emaciated-looking Australian man near a coastal town where they kidnapped him for ransom 15 months ago.
A fire at a camp for refugees from Burma in northern Thailand kills at least 32 people.
The Responsible Parenthood Law was passed by lawmakers late last year despite the church’s opposition but petitioners questioned its legality.
Sary co-founded the brutal 1970s ultra-Maoist movement in Cambodia and served as its public face abroad for decades.
The findings are likely to disappoint opponents of the project, who said burns were caused by incendiary devices and ‘fire balls’.
The 35 officers will be charged with executing 13 people at a checkpoint in January.
Human Rights Watch urges Thailand to investigate the slaying of Prajob Nao-opas, an environmentalist who exposed the dumping of toxic waste.
Two Tibetan Buddhist monks set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule at a festival to mark the end of the Tibetan New Year.
The credibility of Asean’s commitment to human rights protection is in question as its silence on the disappearance of a prominent Lao activist continues.
China says it has rejected the Philippines’ attempt to seek international arbitration over conflicting claims to territory in the South China Sea.
Malaysian security forces surround armed intruders on Borneo who are believed to be from the southern Philippines.
Thailand tightens security at the US Consulate in the northern province of Chiang Mai following reports that it is a target for a terrorist attack.
Burma’s government denies it was behind a possible attempt to hack into the email accounts of journalists working for foreign and local media.
South Korea suspects a nuclear test caused an earthquake on Tuesday in North Korea just north of the site of two previous atomic tests.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says a final peace agreement with Muslim rebels may be signed next month.