Vietnam

Vietnam rail debt to China comes due, but trains don’t run

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong rail line in Hanoi remains behind schedule and costs have soared.

Myanmar

Myanmar’s junta-appointed election commission pushes change to voting laws

Observers say the move would hand more power to the military, which already controls 25 percent of parliament.

Myanmar

Bangladesh police suspect link in killing of Rohingya leader, six other refugees

Authorities have arrested 19 people allegedly involved in the separate attacks, including two who confessed.

Myanmar

Tortured Myanmar political activist in critical condition after arrest

Ko Jimmy suffered a head injury from torture in detention, his family says.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gives field guidance for the construction of homes along the Potong River in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea in this file photo.
North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un builds luxury villas over grandfather’s old home

“Very slowly and skillfully, but clearly, they are erasing the traces of Kim Il Sung,” said a Pyongyang resident.

Uyghur

Jailed Uyghur scholar Tohti’s 52nd birthday brings fresh calls for his release

Ilham Tohti is serving a life sentence for ‘separatism’ for his work to end discrimination against Uyghurs.

Police manhandle demonstrators at the French Embassy in Phnom Penh

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