A soldier stands guard next to protesters holding signs during a demonstration against the military coup outside the Central Bank of Myanmar in Yangon, Feb. 15, 2021.

UN Says Military Has Brought Myanmar to Brink of ‘Collapse’ in Damning Report on Rights Violations

Human Rights czar Michelle Bachelet urges the international community to act before it is too late.

US Judge: Facebook Must Release Content Linked to Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar


Facebook was slow to respond to concerns about how its platform played a role in Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya minority, a US judge says.

Lao Workers on China-Backed Railway Project Go Unpaid for Almost Two Months


Twenty at one work site are paid after they cut off power to the project, but more than a hundred are still waiting for their pay.

Vietnamese Dissident Receives Death Threats Over Criticism of China’s COVID Vaccines


Mac Van Trang told officials in Ho Chi Minh City not to accept Sinopharm doses donated by a local conglomerate.

Vietnam Protests China Y-20 Aircraft Mission in Spratlys


China should respect international law as well as the “common understanding shared by Vietnamese and Chinese leaders of remaining issues at sea," Hanoi said.

Hong Kong Court Denies Bail to Fourth Student Activist on 'Subversion' Charge


The city's largest pro-democracy party debates dissolution in the face of new election rules designed to exclude genuine political opposition.

Hong Kong 'Double Tenth' Celebrations Canceled After Security Chief Warning


Events marking the Oct. 10, 1911 revolution that ushered in the Republic of China under the Kuomintang could breach the national security law, a top official says.

'I Have to Keep Going For my Son': Jailed Activist's Mother


Writer Gu Xiao says she thinks her son Guo Quan, who recently stood trial for 'subversion' is innocent, but expects him to be sent to prison.

Once Bustling Yangon Eerily Silent Amid Military Arrests, Anti-Junta Bombings


The former epicenter of anti-coup protests is nearly empty by day and a ghost town at night.

Vietnam’s President Lobbies at UN Session for COVID-19 Vaccine Help


Nguyen Xuan Phuc has gotten donations from South Korea, Italy and others.

Cambodian Migrants Facing Lack of Jobs at Home Want to Return to Thailand


The laborers have been crossing the border illegally to try to find work.

Myanmar’s “Disheartened” Youth Line up for Passports Amid Post-Coup Political Crisis

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