Houses burn in abandoned Letka village in Mrauk-U township amid armed conflict in western Myanmar's Rakhine state, May 16, 2020. Residents fled the community in April 2019 following clashes between Myanmar and ethnic rebel forces, and sought shelter in displacement camps.

Myanmar Army Actions in Rakhine State Should be Tried as ‘War Crimes,’ Says Amnesty

The rights group says a ‘relentless pattern of violations’ merits UN Security Council action.

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Australia, Japan, U.S. Take Tough Joint Stance on South China Sea

Although neither U.S., Australia nor Japan are South China Sea claimants, they appear to be taking a firmer stance and are making greater effort to show presence in the region.

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Police Disperse Gathering to Honor Cambodian Activist Kem Ley Ahead of Murder Anniversary

Critics say his convicted killer is a ‘scapegoat’ and slammed the country’s culture of impunity.

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China Targets Chinese Overseas, Including Foreign Nationals, in Pressure Campaign: FBI's Wray

Beijing has sent agents to issue threats to critics of the ruling party or their families living overseas, Christopher Wray says.

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Corruption, Weak Rule of Law Cited as Myanmar Probes Latest Jade Disaster

The jade-mining center of Hpakant is in a lawless conflict zone that has resisted supervision.

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China’s Coast Guard Shows Up at Vanguard Bank Again

Vanguard Bank was the focus of a tense, months-long standoff in 2019 between the Vietnamese and Chinese coastguards.

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Police Question Witnesses in Alleged Myanmar Army Rape of Grandmother in Rakhine

Cries of newborn grandchild alerted patrolling soldiers to women hiding in a bomb shelter.

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Vietnamese Activist Gets Eight Years for Facebook Posts Critical of Government

Nguyen Duc Quoc Vuong took up a range of sensitive political topics in his live-streamed commentaries.

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Inability to Resolve Cambodia’s Land Disputes Tied to Official Complicity: Minister of Interior

A rights group says authorities should treat all illegal land grabbers equally before the law.

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Coronavirus Causes Early Vacation for North Korean Schools From July 1

After the start of the school year was postponed three times to June 1, schools are closing only one month later.

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