Myanmar's military freed more than 400 child soldiers last year, the United Nations has confirmed, a record number since the "tatmadaw" army signed a 2012 pact with the U.N. on the issue.
Following a stinging rebuke by the United Nations' human rights chief, Myanmar's ultranationalist Buddhist monk fired back Thursday, saying he didn't regret calling a U.N. special envoy a "whore" and a "bitch" after she criticized a bill opposing interfaith marriage and religious conversions.
Nepal's leaders will meet Thursday in a last-ditch effort to agree on a constitution before a midnight deadline, as public frustration over the slow pace of progress deepens.
Nepal's Maoist chief apologized Wednesday for his party's role in a parliament brawl that injured four security officers in the tense run-up to a deadline for a post-war constitution.
Fighting broke out in Nepal's parliament Tuesday, with Maoist lawmakers throwing chairs and injuring four security officers as tensions ran high ahead of a deadline to complete a new national constitution.
Rights groups welcomed the release of a prominent Rohingya Muslim doctor who was arrested while trying to calm rioters during sectarian violence in western Myanmar, but noted Tuesday scores of political prisoners remain behind bars.
Sweaty hair matted to his pale, emaciated face, Thant Zin Oo starts his days early, winding through small alleyways outside Myanmar's biggest city Yangon and scavenging through garbage piled up behind shops and factories in search of something -- anything -- to sell.
Sri Lankan authorities are investigating a claim that the toppled president's younger brother ran a "death squad" and ordered a high-profile newspaper editor's assassination, a police spokesman said Sunday.
A top American diplomat Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in a crunch election year for the former junta-run country.
Cambodian strongman Hun Sen marked three decades as premier on Wednesday hailing his role in rebuilding the war-torn nation, as rights groups lambasted him for using "violence, repression and corruption" to cling to power.
Nepalese police arrested dozens of protesters Tuesday for attacking vehicles during a Maoist-led strike called before next week's deadline to draft a constitution.
Pope Francis urged respect for human rights in Sri Lanka as he began a two-nation Asia tour on the island Tuesday, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation after a decades-long civil war.
A small church nestled in the Sri Lankan jungle, seen as a beacon of harmony in a country with a dark history of conflict, is preparing for a visit from Pope Francis who will bring his own message of peace.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday defended controversial Chinese-funded hydro-electric dams as he opened the energy-starved country's largest-ever power plant, despite warnings from activists of environmental costs.