A small, persecuted Muslim ethnic minority—in Burma for centuries but denied citizenship by the ruling junta—finds itself vulnerable and unwelcome around the world.
Nural Islam, a top Rohingya leader, says his people are persecuted in Burma, and are unwanted as refugees in Bangladesh and in Southeast Asian countries.
An academic and an activist describe Burma’s harsh treatment of the Rohingya. They also provide accounts of conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Test your knowledge about dams, legends, and Chinese influence on the Mekong River in Thailand.
The Web giant’s move follows reports that it had been the victim of cyber attacks originating in China.
Upstream Dams Cause Downstream Concerns: Chinese dams on the Upper Mekong River are creating erratic fluctuations on water flow. Yet, people living off the river downstream are neither consulted nor informed of changes affecting their livelihood.
The Mekong River basin currently provides 1,600 megawatts of electricity and has potential for 30,000 megawatts,. But is the cost of modernization too high?
The Mekong River is the world’s most productive fishery – supplying critical food security for the region. But experts cite declining animal protein and edible oils in the local diet. Why?
North Korea completes its first census in 15 years, with help from the U.N. Population Fund.
Burma's military leaders pillage the nation's resources for profit, while many ordinary citizens live in poverty.
Test your knowledge about hydropower and the Mekong River in Laos.
Who will be Korea's next leader? This interactive feature will help you navigate the labyrinth of North Korean succession politics.
The Mekong Basin is home to 100 languages and 70 million of the world’s poorest people, for whom any ecological change—man-made or natural—could drastically alter how they live.
China's stability-focused leaders seek to address the demands of 230 million migrant workers as the nation's parliament convenes this week.
A number of children have fled ethnic violence in Burma to find refuge in Thailand, but how long can they rely on financial support from aid groups?
Test your knowledge about the Mekong River in the Golden Triangle and Shan State in Burma.
For 130 youths, circus school offers a first rung on the ladder up and out of poverty and exploitation.
Newly freed U Tin Oo calls for the release of opposition party leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
The people of Cambodia's Svay Rieng village have reported a surge in illnesses after a hydropower plant upstream in Vietnam went into operation.
Ties between China and the United States will be tested this year by several issues, including currency manipulation, trade, Internet censorship, human rights, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, and U.S. President Barack Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama.
Did you know the Mekong River is the longest river in Southeast Asia and supports the lives of 70 million people from Tibet to Vietnam? What more do you know about this river?
At the mouth of the Mekong River, climate change is affecting the livelihoods of both those who fish the river and those who fish the sea.
Seasonal rice harvests in the Mekong River Delta are threatened by the rise of sea tides due to climate change.
Twenty-two Uyghurs have been accepted to third countries after they were cleared of terrorism charges during their detention at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay.
Test your knowledge about the Mekong River in Yunnan province, China.
Washingtonians are braced for another record-breaking snowfall, just
days after a major storm knocked out power lines and closed schools,
offices, and most of the federal government.
The Mekong Delta has traditionally served as a nexus of commerce to the people of southern Vietnam, but development is threatening the livelihood of area residents.
Plans for new U.S. arms sales to Taiwan spark fresh outrage from Beijing, which claims sovereignty over the island. Which side has the military advantage?
Rising Mekong waters also expand the Tonle Sap, giving Cambodians a steady fishing income, for a time.
Cambodians gather in the capital, Phnom Penh, to witness annual boat races and fireworks.