Myanmar

Myanmar junta hands 20 NLD members lengthy jail terms for ‘terrorism’

Observers say the ruling is one of many politically motivated acts targeting the party.

North Korea

North Korea restricts citizens’ movements to prevent spread of ‘seasonal flu’

Residents say the measure is meant to prevent further transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Laos

700 Malaysian workers stranded, held for ransom in Lao SEZ

Malaysian rights groups and family members call on Lao government to help free trapped workers.

South China Sea

Philippines, US Marines kick off large-scale drills

Japan, South Korea are expected to join humanitarian efforts linked to the Kamandag 6 military exercise.

Myanmar

More than 70 people from Ayeyarwady arrested after village administrator killed

Tar Tay was shot five times by an unknown assailant as he returned from a meeting.

China

Protesters take aim at Beijing's human rights record on China's National Day

Hong Kongers, Tibetans and Uyghurs burned PRC flags at demonstrations in several U.S. and U.K. cities

Myanmar

More than 70 people from Ayeyarwady arrested after village administrator killed

Tar Tay was shot five times by an unknown assailant as he returned from a meeting.

At least one dead, 19 missing after boat carrying Chinese passengers sinks near Sihanoukville