A Cambodian court Friday handed suspended sentences to 23 activists and garment workers arrested during a protest crackdown amid rising concerns over a textile industry that supplies a host of Western brands.
One of the world's best-known anti-sex slavery activists has resigned from her foundation after questions were raised about her shocking story of being sold into a brothel as a child.
A pregnant woman was stoned to death Tuesday by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.
The U.N. human rights envoy to Myanmar on Saturday expressed concern over the military's veto power on constitutional changes, which he said are crucial for the country's democratic transition and next year's elections.
The United Nations children's agency has defended a decision to pay nearly US$90,000 a month for its new office in Myanmar — a three-story house owned by the family of an ex-army general who was slapped with U.S. sanctions during the country's dictatorship.
The relocation of U.S. Marines from Okinawa, Japan, will boost Guam's revenue by at least US$37 million a year, defense officials say.
Democracy activists in Myanmar joined opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday in calling for constitutional amendments ahead of next year's general elections.
Anguished relatives protested a decision Saturday to stop searching for bodies of passengers they feared were trapped inside a ferry that sunk in central Bangladesh leaving at least 54 dead, police said.
A Lao military plane crashed on Saturday killing five senior officials on board including the defense minister of the secretive communist country, Thai authorities said.
A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the country's defense minister crashed on Saturday, Thailand's Foreign Ministry said.