Move is seen as a way to increase pressure on North Korea to help the U.S. and it allies address Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
Officials recapture five, but report others could have crossed into Malaysia.
The U.S., meanwhile, designates North Korea as state-sponsor of terrorism.
She had labored for hours in agony, and died on her way to the operating room when doctors finally relented.
The search for 'disappeared' rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng still yields no clear answers, 100 days after he goes missing.
Liu Xia recently underwent surgery, and is suffering from 'very severe' depression, her friends and supporters say.
An exiled deputy president says the party has no faith in Cambodia’s ‘damaged’ judiciary.
The government only releases details of the outbreak after it occurs, prompting criticisms over its lack of transparency.
The Nobel laureate has no power over Myanmar's military and must work carefully behind the scenes, Cardinal Charles Bo says.
They had briefed officials on Vietnam’s human rights situation ahead of an annual dialogue.
'To Follow You is to Follow the Sun' is launched to great fanfare in Beijing as state media publishes a lengthy article praising China's now-supreme leader.
Officials comments come as a U.S. congressional body raises serious concerns over the rule of law in the city.