Protesters flash the three-finger salute in defiance of the ruling junta on on 100th day of coup in Myanmar in Kyimindaing, Yangon, May 11, 2021.

Protests, Armed Clashes Highlight Tensions on 100th Day Since Myanmar Coup

Analysts and activists talk of a “failed state” or “civil war” while citizens worry about eating.

Bangladesh: Chinese Envoy's Warning Against Joining Quad 'Very Unfortunate'

2021-05-11

Bangladesh is a sovereign country and will make its own decisions about foreign policy, its foreign minister says.

Cambodian Officials Promise Investigation Into Death in Custody Amid Torture Claims

2021-05-11

Prison officials say Pin Kimseng died of pneumonia, but his body showed signs of physical assault including injuries to his head and a broken neck.

China Tries Online Activists Who Saved Censored Coronavirus Posts on Github

2021-05-11

Chen Mei and Cai Wei pleaded guilty to public order charges in a move family members said was forced.

Jailed Chinese Lawyers Get Mother's Day Visit, Video Call

2021-05-11

Yu Wensheng sees his son through a glass screen, while Qin Yongpei gets a video call with his elderly mother.

Sister of Uyghur Rights Advocate Rebiya Kadeer Confirmed to Have Died After Release From Detention

2021-05-11

Arzugul Kadeer is one of 38 of the activist’s relatives who have been detained by authorities.

Vietnamese Citizen Becomes First COVID-19 Fatality in Laos

2021-05-11

Vietnam says the past two weeks were the worst so far, while Cambodia’s capital will review quarantine restrictions.

North Korea Orders Youth League Reshuffle for More Effective Self-Criticism Sessions

2021-05-10

With unfamiliar group leaders, youth will snitch on each other ‘more honestly.’

Vietnamese Social Media Platform Fined, Suspended Over Vague ‘Violations’

2021-05-10

The move comes amid a further government tightening of controls over news and information sharing online.

Interview: Ending the Dictatorship 'Will Give Us a Better Future and Better Lives'

2021-05-10

More than 80 percent of Myanmar's teachers support the Civil Disobedience Movement opposing the military junta, says Sai Khaing Myo Tun, deputy minister for education in the country's shadow National Unity Government (NUG).

China Warns of ‘Damage’ to Relations if Bangladesh Joins Quad Initiatives

2021-05-10

The South Asian country won’t gain anything by participating in four-nation strategic alliance, Chinese ambassador says.

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