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A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

Habib during  a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur  against human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other ethnicities, in February 2009. Photograph: Sophie Ansel

Harrowing stories are difficult to tell, and more so when they take place in remote parts of the world. So what is the best way to tell them? In any h(...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

Money is a powerful tool when you travel, especially in developing nations, and it is up to those spending it to be aware of this and use it wisely. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to travelling the world, the classic fantasy is spinning a globe at random or throwing a pin on a map, then gallivanting off to wherever(...)

Facebook’s affidavit  repeated its strongly held corporate position that it is ‘not a publisher of user-generated content’. File photograph: Getty Images

An appearance by Facebook and Twitter representatives at the Central Criminal Court on Thursday will do little to assuage fears that social media comp(...)

Health officials spraying disinfectant on a dead pig at a farm in Hanoi before burying it in an isolated quarantined pit to stop the spread of African Swine Fever. Photograph:  AFP

South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as “pig Ebola”, which has already led to the culling(...)

Ashin Wirathu: Supported the military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rahkine state. Photograph:  Sai Aung Main/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar police have issued an arrest warrant for Ashin Wirathu, a firebrand monk known as the “Buddhist Bin Laden”, over alleged incendiary remarks ab(...)

Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel in Inn Din village, Myanmar on September 1st, 2017. Photograph: Reuters

Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the (...)

Former Hong Kong independence activists Ray Wong and Alan Li in Berlin. Photograph: Ray Wong/AFP

Two Hong Kong activists have been granted refugee status by Germany in what is believed to be the first time dissenters from the territory have been g(...)

Pegasus spyware can be uploaded via WhatsApp  hack and can spy on calls and chats, and remotely control the device’s microphone and camera. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic/File

Users of Facebook’s communications app WhatsApp were advised this week to update their software, following the discovery that a previously unknown wea(...)

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