Pacific

Tuvalu reaffirms ties with Taiwan, signals review of Australia security treaty

Tuvalu’s new government released a list of priorities that underline the challenges facing the isolated country.

Vietnam

Vietnam’s rights council reelection bid alarms activists

International rights groups say Hanoi needs to improve its record if it wants to remain on the UN body.

Cambodia

Mud-soaked residents scuffle with officials trying to demolish their homes

Authorities want to evict families from near Phnom Penh’s biggest lake to make way for a high-rise.

Laos

Laos to build one of Southeast Asia’s largest wind power farms

Government says impact will be minimal, but some worry about deforestation or relocation.

Cambodia

Cambodian court denies opposition leader’s incitement conviction appeal

Thach Setha was prosecuted for comments he made about the ruling CPP’s historical ties to Vietnam.

Tibet

Exclusive: Chinese authorities release dozens of Tibetans arrested for dam protests

Strict restrictions on movement and surveillance on outside communication continue in Dege county.

Cambodia

Cambodian court denies opposition leader’s incitement conviction appeal

Thach Setha was prosecuted for comments he made about the ruling CPP’s historical ties to Vietnam.

A scuffle in the mud between authorities and land protesters in Cambodia’s capital