Psychological trauma can be read on Burmese orphans' faces, a year after cyclone Nargis took away their families and neighborhoods.
North Korean women are bought and sold every day as "brides" in China, where they lack any legal protection and are often subject to abuse.
Tyler Chapman, author of last year’s Reporter’s Notebooks, returned to Burma early in 2009 to write a sequel. While speaking with ordinary people, he was struck by the suspicion and fear they expressed—and by the arrogance of the country’s leaders.
Denied citizenship in Burma, the Muslim Rohingya minority are a stateless people—and desperate enough for asylum to take their chances on the high seas. Photo courtesy of Thai Navy.
A dispute over surrounding an ancient temple near the Thai-Cambodian border has prompted deadly firefights between troops twice since last October. Photos by Hang Sobratsavyouth and Uy Sophea/RFA
The Thai government has now revoked all passports held by ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, after violent protests that paralyzed the Thai capital, Bangkok, and left two people dead and more than 100 injured. The city remains under tight security, as Thaksin—now the target of an arrest warrant—urges supporters to continue protests.
Protesters clashed with Thai troops in Bangkok on Monday, two days after forcing the cancellation of an ASEAN summit in a southern resort. Here is a timeline tracing Thailand's recent political turmoil. Source: Reuters.
North Korea celebrates a “successful satellite launch.” Despite worldwide concern, the U.N. fails to respond.
The town of Dandong at the Chinese North Korean border offers a fascinating glimpse into the way two communist nations have taken widely different paths to development.
North Korea said its rocket launch on April 5, 2009 was a success while the US military disputes the reclusive nation's claims it had launched a satellite into space, saying "the payload itself landed in the Pacific Ocean." Either way, experts warn the test will provoke a regional arms race.
Interactive graphic showing the tribunal chamber with participants and their respective roles.