Ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang, in undated photo.

China Detains Family on Return From Kazakhstan as Mass Detentions Continue

Those who haven’t been taken away to ‘political study centers’ are being forced to learn Mandarin, including the elderly.

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Police in China's Guangdong Detain Church Members Amid Ongoing Crackdown

One group is targeted for meeting outside officially approved church worship times, while another is told they can't use their previous venue.

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Thailand Arrests Female Suspect in Deadly 2015 Erawan Bombing

Wanna Suansan allegedly rented apartments in the Bangkok suburbs for suspected militants to construct bombs.

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US Calls Atrocities Against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US may pursue accountability through American law, including possible targeted sanctions.

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High-speed Rail Project Will Force Thousands of Lao Families to Relocate

Provincial task force committees estimate 4,411 families will be affected by the $6 billion mega-project.

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Laos Removes Governor of Attapeu Province Amid Logging Scandal

Officials sources say he did little other than enrich himself while in office.

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China Detains Former Deputy Internet Czar Amid Graft Probe

Lu Wei was regarded as a key architect of ever-widening internet censorship before he was accused of 'serious disciplinary violations.'

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China's 'Police Cloud' Mines Big Data to Track Population's Every Move

A U.S.-based group says the police are able to comb stored data on who people know, where they go, and what they buy.

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International Donors Pulling Support For Cambodia After Opposition Party Ban

Sweden ends new cooperation agreements, while the EU threatens to dump trade preferences.

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US Sanctions Chinese, North Korean Organizations Over Illicit Trade

Washington adds pressure a day after Pyongyang was put back on a blacklist of state terrorism sponsors.

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Myanmar’s Discrimination Against the Rohingya Amounts to ‘Apartheid’: Rights Group

A new report by Amnesty International finds that discriminatory laws and the Muslim minority’s lack of legal rights underpin the government’s actions.

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Bangladesh Has Not Agreed to Chinese Plan to Settle Rohingya Crisis: Officials

Dhaka’s foreign ministry contradicts statements from its Beijing counterpart.

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