UN alarmed after Thailand sends activists back to China

The United Nations has voiced deep concern over the deportation of two Chinese activists by Thailand, fearing they risk being tortured once they arrive...

Singaporeans in US to face Iran-trade charges

A buried bomb blast in 2007 in Iraq. Source: Wikimedia A Singaporean man accused of illegally exporting technology to Iran that was later found in unexploded homemade...

Pope visit set to stir hatred 

Although Pope Francis' expected late November visit to Myanmar has not been officially announced, it has already enflamed religious and ethnic tension.  Buddhist nationalist groups...

Obama prepares to arm old foe

Vietnam’s once-seemingly invincible military was starved of investment for many years. Source: Wikimedia US President Barack Obama has announced an end to the US embargo...

Indonesia set to execute 15 inmates

The island of Nusakambangan, dubbed the "Alcatraz of Indonesia". Source: Wikimedia   Amnesty International has condemned Indonesia's decision to execute death-row inmates, following reports of prisoners being moved...

Papua police chief sacked over killing

A police chief in troubled Indonesian Papua has reportedly been demoted following last week's fatal shooting in Deiyai Regency. Yulianus Pigai, 28, died and up...

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

HRW demands junta torture pledge

Self-appointed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Prayut (left) in Bangkok in 2012. Source: Wikimedia   Human Rights Watch has demanded Bangkok's junta pledges to make torture and...

Rohingya refugees arrive on Malaysia shore

A total of 34 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been found on a beach in Malaysia, the first such incident since April last year. The...

Asean called to toughen Rohingya stance

Human rights groups have called on Asean’s leaders to take a tougher stand on Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims ahead of today’s ...

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