U.S. sanctions two people, six entities for supplying Myanmar with jet fuel

Without fuel, the junta-led airstrikes on civilians would have been impossible, civil society groups say.


Freed Vietnamese political prisoner says guards made him work in jail without pay

Phan Kim Khanh served a six-year sentence for conducting propaganda against the state.

North Korea

For founder’s birthday, North Korean cities ordered to decorate streets with flowers

Some towns are creating paper flowers to make up for a shortage of real ones.


Fighting Beijing's long arm of repression

Activists rely on social media to stay in touch, but this also makes them more vulnerable


Former president Ma Ying-jeou’s trip to China undermines Taiwan government: critics

Ma’s visit comes as his opposition Kuomintang chooses rapprochement with Beijing despite rejecting Chinese rule.

“There are no opportunities in the camp,” Rohingya Muslim refugee in Myanmar