Pacific

Vanuatu votes in referendum to tame political instability

Referendum asks citizens whether they support inserting articles into the constitution to prevent party hopping.

Vietnam

2 Vietnamese political prisoners push for better conditions

Facebook user Bui Van Thuan is on a 5-day hunger strike while activist Dan Dinh Bach is petitioning authorities.

Tibet

China cracks down on Tibetans during holy month

Authorities are preventing worshipers from visiting temples and performing religious rites.

North Korea

Music by South Korean singer beloved by Kim Jong Il is now banned

The ban on Kim Yeon-ja’s music will be nearly impossible to enforce because she’s so popular, residents say.

Cambodia

Amid US flirtation, Cambodia stresses ‘steel’ ties to China

Days before US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s visit, Hun Manet and Hun Sen met with China’s ambassador.

North Korea

South Korean province awakes to North Korea ‘air raid’ alarm

The alarm was sent after the North threatened to send ‘mounds of filth’ across the border.

Cambodia

Amid US flirtation, Cambodia stresses ‘steel’ ties to China

Days before US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s visit, Hun Manet and Hun Sen met with China’s ambassador.

Cambodian environmentalist provides Vblog to RFA before Phnom Penh trial