Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers Friday, killing at least three people, as the kingdom's strongman premier faced growing public anger on the streets of the capital.
Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers Friday, leaving at least three people dead, as the kingdom's strongman premier faced growing public anger on the streets of the capital.
Myanmar on Tuesday declared it would have “no more political prisoners” by year-end after announcing a sweeping amnesty, releasing several inmates as campaigners voiced concern that more dissidents remain behind bars.
A Bangladesh court Tuesday ordered the arrest of owners of a garment factory where 111 workers were killed last year in the country's worst such fire, after police laid charges.
Myanmar freed five prisoners Tuesday and more are expected to be released next week as part of pledge by the country's president to free all political prisoners by the end of 2013.
Bangladesh's capital was cut off from the rest of the country Monday, with transport services into Dhaka halted to thwart the second day of a protest march against next week's elections.
Police barred Bangladesh's opposition leader from leaving home Sunday to lead a banned march in protest at an upcoming election, as two people died in battles between her supporters and security forces.
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party said Saturday that it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if the country's constitution barring her from running for president is not amended.
Bangladesh's opposition accused authorities of placing their leader under virtual house arrest Thursday as tens of thousands of troops were deployed across the country ahead of elections next month.
High in the hills of Myanmar's Chin state, Shwe Mana plays a gentle song on a bamboo flute using only her nostrils — one of the last of her tribe to preserve this ancient skill. A dark, intricate web of tattoos covers her face, harking back to a time, it is said, when women disfigured themselves to dampen the lust of lowland marauders.