An outlawed group resurfaces, raising new fears of clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The reemergence of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army could delay refugees’ return home.

North Korea

North Korea test fires 2 short-range ‘tactical-guided missiles’

The missiles are likely for precision strikes, not destroying whole cities with nuclear warheads, experts say.


Tibetan language advocate speaks up again after prison release

Tashi Wangchuk was jailed for 5 years before he was let go last January.

South China Sea

Malaysian FM sees shift in China’s justification of sweeping South China Sea claims

Saifuddin Abdullah says Beijing now “speaks less of the ‘nine-dash line’ and more often of the ‘Four Sha’.”


US officials, rights groups condemn billionaire investor’s Uyghur comments

Chamath Palihapitiya says ‘nobody cares’ about the persecution of Uyghurs in western China.


Hong Kong's leader says probe into COVID-19 party scandal 'isn't over'

Carrie Lam says the public needs to know 'exactly what happened,' as officials order a cull of small pets.

Vietnam police arrest man while livestreaming on social media

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