Front row (from L-R): Prime Minister Hun Sen and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng vote on proposed amendments at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Oct. 16, 2017.

Cambodia Approves Laws to Distribute Opposition Parliamentary Seats to Government-Aligned Parties

The parliamentary vote was approved without debate in a session boycotted by all 55 CNRP lawmakers.

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EU Urges Halt to Myanmar Violence and Weighs Suspending Military Cooperation

Foreign ministers urge government to allow humanitarian access for NGOS and say Myanmar should cooperate with UN rights inquiry.

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China Seeks to Rid Beijing of Smog, Dissidents Ahead of Communist Party Congress

Factories are being shut down in a bid to clear the skies, while outspoken critics of the government have been placed under close surveillance or sent on forced "vacations."

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China Detains, Brainwashes 'Wild' Imams Who Step Out of Line in Xinjiang

The crackdown comes after the Xinjiang Communist Party chief calls for a massive region-wide security operation to prevent the occurrence of any incident, large or small.

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Uyghurs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps Forced to Express Remorse Over Travel Abroad

An official says detainees will not be freed until they admit it was ‘wrong’ to leave China.

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India Bolsters Border Security to Thwart Rohingya Influx

But its top court puts a government expulsion plan on hold as it considers a petition by two asylum seekers.

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Vietnam Blogger Phan Kim Khanh to Face Trial on Oct. 25

Student activist faces charges of 'propaganda against the state' under Article 88 for his writing criticizing corruption.

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ASEAN MPs Slam Moves to Destroy Cambodian Opposition Party

'Genuine, participatory, and inclusive' national elections in 2018 are now in doubt, the parliamentarians say.

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China Bans Use of Uyghur, Kazakh Textbooks, Materials in Xinjiang Schools

The move is the latest in a series of measures that privilege the use of Chinese in the region's schools, regardless of students' ethnicity.

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More Hong Kong Democracy Activists 'Prepared For Prison' After Court Ruling

Protesters cheer jailed activist Joshua Wong, whose 21st birthday coincided with the verdict.

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'Bengalis' Not Native to Myanmar, Country’s Military Chief Says

The Rohingya were brought into Myanmar in the 1800s by colonial ruler Britain and are not an indigenous group, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing says.

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Hun Sen Moving Toward One-Party Rule, UN Envoy warns

Moves to dissolve the CNRP and give its legislative seats to other parties will leave many Cambodians 'without a voice,' she says.

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